New Destiny is a New York City nonprofit founded in 1994 to provide housing and services to one of the City’s most vulnerable homeless populations – victims of domestic violence and their children. We are committed to increasing permanent housing options for domestic violence survivors by building affordable housing and improving their access to existing housing resources.
New Destiny’s mission is to end the cycle of violence for low-income families and individuals experiencing homelessness and domestic violence by connecting them to safe, permanent housing and services.
New Destiny Housing Corporation is committed to ensuring a diverse, equitable, and inclusionary environment for our staff and the community we serve.
We understand that combatting systemic racism is a perpetual challenge and requires continuous and intentional growth and development. To demonstrate our organizational commitment to fighting all forms of bias and discrimination, including discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, sex, marital status, or disability, we are dedicated to examining and improving our systems, policies, procedures, and practices to ensure that they are equitable and inclusive. We seek to promote deeper understanding within our organization by tapping into diverse viewpoints, cultivating open dialogue, actively navigating challenges, and supporting ongoing transparency.
New Destiny encourages growth by providing staff members with training, skills, and resources needed to uphold our DEI commitment. We continue to challenge ourselves and each other to wrestle with the complexity of this work, to embrace the discomfort, and provide one another with patience and grace.
With at least 40% of all homeless families in New York City citing domestic violence as the cause of their homelessness, the need for permanent housing with services is greater than ever before. Without access to affordable permanent housing domestic violence survivors remain homeless – entering the general homeless system, risking their safety by doubling up with friends or family or worse still, returning to their abusers.
New Destiny …
- Saves Lives by developing new permanent housing that includes on-site services to help domestic violence survivors remain safe and stable and become financially secure, and by developing programs that connect survivors to safe, affordable housing.
- Empowers survivors to access existing housing resources by providing comprehensive information on affordable housing and subsidies, training and technical assistance.
- Informs policy makers and the public about the needs of survivors and advocates on behalf of women and children for increased access to housing and resources.