Family Support Program

New Destiny offers trauma-informed services on-site to tenants in our permanent housing through our Family Support Program. Staff collaborate with survivors to help them overcome obstacles on their path to independence and self-sufficiency. Our Family Support Program empowers all of our tenants and offers them the support they need to build a better tomorrow for themselves and their children. The Family Support Program is a successful model for delivering services that results in housing stability — nearly all of our tenants remain stably housed each year — and ends the cycle of violence in these families. The outcome is that families remain intact and children are given a chance to flourish and succeed academically. A study of the program by researchers from Rutgers University and Baruch College found that our affordable, permanent housing combined with specially tailored services provides housing stability and a foundation that allows survivors to progress in other areas of their lives.

Services include:
  • Individual counseling for adults and children
  • Domestic violence counseling and safety planning
  • Employment coaching and work readiness
  • Public benefits management
  • Children’s programming
  • Family activities and social events
  • Academic assistance for children
  • Workshops on topics such as health, legal issues and personal finances
  • Referrals to specialized services including legal programs and job training
  • Eviction prevention services