NEW Receives Grant from TJX Foundation

Darren Nicholson, a T.J. Maxx manager in Washington, DC, presents the check to NEW Executive Director Wanda Steptoe.

The TJX Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to New Endeavors by Women. The primary mission of The TJX Foundation is to support U.S.-based programs that provide basic-needs services to disadvantaged children, women and families in communities where we do business.

New Horizons Makeover!

Nearly 200 volunteers from the nonprofit, My Girlfriend’s House, staged a multi-day makeover of NEW’s New Horizons housing program for homeless women and children.

In their largest makeover project to date, My Girlfriend’s House removed old furniture, cleaned, painted, and decorated New Horizons to make it more livable and welcoming for the 17 families and 45 children currently in residence. Volunteers put in a special effort to make the facility and an adjoining backyard more child-friendly and better landscaped. Read more

Helping Women Achieve Success at NEW

_DSC_8402 copyThe Need is Great: There is a tremendous documented–and growing–need in the District of Columbia for the unique services that NEW provides. Our unique approach to service meets every woman where she is, and helps her chart and follow a path to where she wants to be.  Housing is only the beginning at NEW. Our intensive, holistic services focus on developing personal stability and goal setting; furthering education and employment; strengthening families; and developing healthy coping skills. For example, residents of New Transitions and New Journeys gather together for a weekly, summer exercise class.  Read more

NEW Welcomes Christina Kane to the Board

KANE christinaJoin us in welcoming Christina Kane to NEW’s Board of Directors. A fourth-generation Washingtonian, Christina practices real estate law, with experience in HUD insured real estate closings. She has past restaurant experience, loves cooking and the outdoors, and lives in the District of Columbia with her boyfriend and cat, Beans.  Read more

Happy Hour at Beau Thai on June 17

Beau ThaiJoin New Endeavors on Wednesday, June 17 at Beau Thai (SHAW) for happy hour benefitting NEW. Beau Thai has created a refreshing NEW drink to quench your thirst and help the homeless. Order the NEW drink during Happy Hour and all day and night on Wednesday, June 17 and all proceeds go to New Endeavors By Women to support housing and programs for homeless women and families. Hope to see you there.

 

NEW welcomes Anika Harden to the Board

Anika HardenWe are excited to welcome Anika Harden to our Board of Directors!

Anika is a native of Washington, DC. She has worked in communications and public relations for the past seven years, most recently at Graham Holdings (aka The Washington Post Company). Prior to that, she worked in development at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and as an English teacher in Kumamoto, Japan. Anika is also an actor and holds a degree in film production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has served as a volunteer English teacher at Washington English Center and as a workshop assistant at Respectful Confrontation.

Join us in welcoming Anika to the Board!

O Christmas Tree!

new-christmas-treeWhat do the White House, the Big Apple and New Endeavors by Women have in common? This past week we all hosted our own Christmas Tree Lighting!

Although our lighting ceremony was not as high profile as Pennsylvania Avenue or Rockefeller Center, we think our tree shines just as bright. A beautiful tree stands tall in our lobby, greeting residents and guests alike with holiday cheer.  Read more

It’s been a challenging time for all of us as we adjust our days, our budgets and our expectations to COVID-19. And now, add a city and country grasping for footing after the death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer and we all feel even more out of control, unstable, and concerned about the future. Here at NEW we know that one way we can process our own feelings is to think about the needs and feelings of others.

We need you. The women need you. Your community needs you. Now more than ever women and children in DC need a safe and stable place to live.

Give.