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 and ends the cycle of violence in these families. Each year, nearly 100% of the families in our buildings remain stable in their housing and free from new incidents of domestic violence. The outcome is that families remain intact and children are given a chance to flourish and succeed academically. A longitudinal 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
  • Therapeutic and recreational activities for children
  • 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

“Permanent housing, provided by New Destiny to families like mine, not only gives us an opportunity to have a safe place to live, but also gives us a chance to grow emotionally, financially and develop self-sufficiency with the social services that are provided on site. The recreational events allow a sense of community among residents… children and adults alike. This type of community and sense of belonging would not be felt elsewhere.”