Our Spring Newsletter, ReNEWal, has been mailed. In this issue, we highlight volunteers as well as welcome new board members and celebrate the fifth anniversary of New Journeys. We are so thankful for our many NEW family members who help make every NEW success possible!
Please take a moment to browse our latest issue of ReNEWal. Read more
Eight fun and energetic volunteers from Bessemer Trust helped spearhead our second holiday decorating party at New Endeavors by Women’s N Street headquarters this past weekend. The Bessemer group brought cookies, decorations, crafts supplies and lots of good cheer to our residents and some of their children. Read more
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
The 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
Join 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
NEW recently hosted an Appreciation Luncheon to celebrate our MVP Class of 2012 and to recognize our many community partners and volunteers who helped make this year’s program a great success for our residents. MVP (Mentor Volunteer Program) pairs ten residents with employment mentors, and provides an array of support services, tools and resources for more than 40 NEW residents who are on the road to gaining employment or growing in their careers. The luncheon was held on September 26, 2012 at THEARC in Southeast Washington. Read more
On October 3rd, Full Citizenship of Maryland, Inc. (FCI) will host a community walk to benefit NEW, as part of the Help the Homeless Program. The FCI walk begins at 10AM and all are welcome to sign up and participate. For more information, and to sign up for the FCI walk, visit the walk event page: www.hthwalks.org/goto/fciwalk. To learn more about how you can help us in the 2012 Help the Homeless Walk Program, visit our Walk for NEW website: www.walkfornew.org. We appreciate your support!
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.