A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park (AND) was founded in 2011 by a grassroots group of community members and other professionals who saw a need–the need to help women and children in the Beverly/Morgan Park community who are victims of domestic violence. These individuals felt it was no longer acceptable to let this issue stand unaddressed in our community.
AND is dedicated to helping women break the cycle of violence. In 2013, thanks to a generous earmarked gift from the Mary Elizabeth Waller Foundation, AND added a children's therapist to its staff. And, recently, AND was proud to announce the hire of its first Executive Director.
AND is committed to all who utilize its services, as well as its donors and stakeholders. Though our clients are primarily from the Beverly/Morgan Park community (Chicago), AND has no geographic boundaries, and serves women, men and children from any area with the vision to, one day, have every home be safe and free of domestic violence and abuse.
AND is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.