Partners outfit our ladies for new jobs

NEW is proud to announce two recent partnerships to help working residents meet their clothing needs and more. We recently became a Dress for Success referral agency, and we established a wonderful relationship with Open Door Baptist Church located in Southeast Washington, DC.

Through our partnership with Dress for Success, our residents receive not only professional attire, but also job-related and employment readiness training, mentoring, and job assistance services.  Open Door Baptist Church provides our residents with free, brand new professional clothing through their church Boutique. Several NEW residents who had interviews or started new jobs received professional attire from Open Door Baptist Church and Dress for Success.  We are excited to be able to offer both of these resource options to our residents.

Because NEW cannot accept donations of clothing due to space limitations, we strongly encourage you to donate professional attire to our partner organizations to benefit our residents and other women in need throughout the District.  For information about donating clothes to Dress for Success, visit their website at

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.