Human Services

New Direction Services Inc

  • Staten Island, NY
  • www.newdirectionservices.org

Mission Statement

New Direction Services was founded in response to the need to provide groceries to the elderly after finding out at a cooking class that they run out of resources to buy food every month when social security checks are used up on rent, utilities, medical etc. We provide other resources to our community including helping families to stay focussed on their health through eating healthy farm-fresh, local foods. We are partnering with local gardners and farms to donate fresh produce to our pantry for our families and elderly. We are purchasing farm fresh food from local farmers at the greenmarket and we promoting diabetic awareness, heart disease awareness, obesity awareness, smoking prevention and other health related issues to ensure our clients and their children get a healthy start.  The green scene is an opportunity for us to celebrate the green environment we are living in and because we are aware of our client's needs, we are helping them feed their pets also. Many hungry elderly and disabled clients have hungry pets also. Therefore we are helping their pets with pet food every month. Please go directly to our website at www.newdirectionservices.org(http://www.newdirectionservices.org) for more information.

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Ms Wendy De Shong-Neuhalfen

Keywords

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new direction services, elderly, Staten Island, New York, Cultural Awareness, Book Bank, Literacy in New York, Reading Program, Food and Hunger, Elderly

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Also Known As

NDS

EIN

13-4118080

 Number

1508326819

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Management & Technical Assistance (V02)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

We distribute food to 1500 families and the elderly per month; we include bags of fresh fruits and vegetables as part of every distribution; we distribute books to children at monthly book events where we also include a snack pack of fruit, juice, milk, cereal and cookies to emphasize the importance of eating healthy; we help set up mini libraries in housing projects, community centers, laundromats, afterschool programs and also distribute books to all children accompanied by parents at our food pantry every week. We hold cooking classes for children which helps develop aa variety of skills. We provide annually forums addressing issues that concern the various ethnic minorities in the community; we conduct workshops on cross cultural communication, etc and conduct a conference every three years addressing a variety of issues and concerns.

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Service Areas

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New York

STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK

Funding Needs

SUPPORT FOR: Our healthy eating with fresh produce program Our pennies for pet program to help pets of our clients Our garden/farmer program Our diabetes awareness, heart disease, smoking prevention, obesity prevention program

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New Direction Services Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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New Direction Services Inc

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Principal Officer

Ms Wendy De Shong-Neuhalfen

BIO

Wendy De Shong holds several Degrees from Universities in the US and Europe. She held several positions in non profit management including Executive Director and Agency Director at New York City Food Bank and other smaller non profits in New York City. She worked as Professor and curriculum developer at schools in Paris, France and was also an educator at other schools in the New York Area. Ms De Shong also teaches at local universities, conducts workshops and seminars on non profit management and also sits on the Board of a local non profit organizations. She has traveled, lived and worked in several countries and speaks German, French and Spanish.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Thank you for taking the time to look at what we are doing and to support us.

Wendy............"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

mr wallace kubec

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