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Volunteer to Write Notes of Encouragement to NEW Ladies!

Thank you for wanting to support women who have experienced homelessness in DC. Many of our women feel isolated during these pandemic times. Receiving a letter of encouragement from a volunteer who cares helps NEW women feel more a part of a community.

Sign up to start writing NEW women! Our hope is that you write more than one letter and you build a relationship with your penpal. (But writing one letter is ok too.) If you can include a stamp so she can write a letter back, that would be helpful.

If you have any questions about volunteering, or have a group that would like to host a donation drive, please contact Moira E. McLaughlin.


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.