NEW Moves Back to 611 N Street: Organization and City Leaders Celebrate Opening of Newly Constructed Women’s Supportive Housing Facility
(Washington, DC)—On March 4th, New Endeavors by Women (NEW) board members, staff and residents were joined by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Department of Human Services Director (DHS) David Berns, Department of General Services (DGS) Director Brian Hanlon and DHS and DGS staff to celebrate the opening of the newly constructed transitional housing and permanent supportive housing facility at 611 N Street NW. Read more
Six NEW residents and program graduates recently participated in a beautiful portrait session with photographer Elizabeth Dranitzke of Photopia. We held the session in the lovely, tranquil space at Tabula Rasa on Barracks Row. The portraits will grace the walls in community areas of our new 611 N Street building, scheduled to open in December 2012. Read more
We are so grateful for the continued support and partnership of the Sistah Queens. Sistah Queens is a membership group of more than 100 women from the DC area and across the country, who are dedicated to uplifting and empowering women. Last year, the group hosted a wonderful daylong women’s empowerment mini-conference for our residents, and since then, they have volunteered as mentors. Recognizing that many NEW residents, despite having an income, still struggle to sustain a household, the Sistah Queens group set out on a mission to help. Read more
Our housing program relocated for construction to begin at 611 N Street, and we had one urgently needed item for our big move: new bureaus. Every one of our residents received one, thanks to our friends at Keys for the Homeless Foundation and a donation from a local hotel!
Keys for the Homeless “recycles” gently used furniture and home furnishings from some of the area’s leading hotels by collecting and delivering it to homeless shelters and transitional living programs. We are proud to be a Keys for the Homeless partner and beneficiary. To learn more about Keys for the Homeless Foundation, visit their website: www.keysforthehomeless.org