Our mission is to "provide shelter, advocacy and support for battered women and their children, and to change attitudes and social institutions that foster and perpetuate violence."
Five-year Vision: By 2013, New Beginnings will be well-known in the Seattle community as the primary resource for domestic violence prevention and services. The agency's expertise and cultural competence will be informed by the involvement of program participants, and by a committed group of women and men: board, staff and volunteers reflective of the community. The agency's services will be sustained by a wealth of human, financial, and technological resources, widely used, and reflective of an ever-widening circle of involved community members.
SUPPORTIVE SERVICES: Strengthen the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of supportive services.
SOCIAL CHANGE: Strategically expand social change and prevention efforts.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Increase community involvement and support.
ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH: Strengthen the organization's human resources, technology and financial health.
SUPPORTIVE SERVICES: Using national "Documenting Our Work" tools to document survivor input and positive outcomes; using survivor input and program outcomes to improve program services; in contractual compliance; anti-racism, social justice and cultural competency commitment is evident.
SOCIAL CHANGE: Increased knowledge and skills of youth to support healthy intimate partner relationships; increased knowledge and skills of service providers to respond appropriately to domestic violence; increased domestic violence knowledge or awareness of New Beginnings' services in one targeted community; sustained involvement in legislative change.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Increased community partnerships; increased number of volunteers and volunteer hours; increased number of donors; increased revenue from individual contributions; Increased participation by men.
ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH: Capable staff, board and volunteers are attracted and retained, with commitment to leadership of survivors evident; asset management plan has been integrated into agency practices; 3-6 months in reserves through increased revenue and intentional budgeting; appropriate internal technology infrastructure in place to support mission; technology utilized more fully and creatively to achieve organizational goals.