NEW annually gives over 200 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 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 women regain control of their lives. Drug recovery assistance is critical because most residents have a history of substance abuse. Importantly, residents 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. Your contribution means independence and a new life for so many.

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

Awards & Recognition

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Budget (FY2016)

  • $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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