NEW annually gives over 150 women and children in seven housing programs a safe place to stay. Homeless for a variety of reasons, the women (single or with families) come to NEW when they are ready to make big changes in their lives. Independent living skills, academic retooling, employment counseling, strategies for obtaining and maintaining affordable housing, support groups, and therapy – all help them regain control of their lives. Drug recovery assistance is critical because most residents have a history of substance abuse. Importantly, they learn how to afford places of their own: many put a portion of their income into an escrow account and work diligently with staff to identify potential housing. NEW women who become self-sufficient remain so: more than 80% of the 3,000 who have completed the program are no longer homeless – an impressive feat.
Headquarters: DC-Ward 6
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide
Age Groups Served: All
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Latino/Hispanic
Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Women/Girls
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- $3 million or higher
- The current budget for New Endeavors by Women is: $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
- Less than $500k
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