Administrative Office 8407-E Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 22309 • Phone: 703-799-2293 Fax: 703-799-6503 admin@newhopehousing.org

Mission & Values

Vision:  Our vision is a home and bright future for every man, woman and child in our community.                   

Mission:  New Hope Housing provides homeless families and individuals shelter and the tools to build a better life.

Values:

The core values of New Hope Housing are:

  • We are a community-based organization.
  • We welcome all, including the unwelcomed.
  • We treat each individual with dignity and respect.
  • We are effective stewards of the human and financial resources entrusted to us.
  • A competent and dedicated staff is critical to our mission.
Philosophy:

Since 1978 New Hope Housing has been providing a comprehensive, innovative array of services to homeless families and single adults. We serve only persons who are homeless; New Hope Housing is the oldest and largest provider of shelter beds in northern Virginia. Grounded in our vision, mission and core values, we offer innovative and lasting solutions to end the cycle of homelessness by providing homeless men, women and children the services they need to change their lives and succeed.  Each of these success stories contributes to a stronger, healthier community for all.

New Hope Housing’s philosophy and approach to services are grounded in two programs that are foundational to our way of operating. The first is The Mandt System® , a systematic training program that teaches the use of a graded set of alternatives to escalating conflict. The Mandt System is based on the principle that all people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. New Hope Housing has certified Mandt trainers on its staff and provides Mandt training for all staff in order to create an environment of dignity and respect, resulting in a sense of hope and hospitality for residents.

Our second foundational program is Out of Poverty (OOP) a structured curriculum designed to foster personal transformation. Developed by an educator and a social worker, the curriculum fosters the mental, emotional and behavioral changes necessary to intervene in the poverty cycle and build a different future. The program uses a group process and helps each individual to accept responsibility for his/her life experiences and to develop methods of moving beyond those experiences while learning new behaviors. The OOP lessons include self-management, work relevant values and self-determination, and tools such as action planning, mental rehearsal, understanding personal responsibility, and the keys to negotiating differences.

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