New Direction Services (NDS-USA) is a registered tri-state non profit, tax exempt organization with 501(c)3 status granted by the Federal Government in 2000. The challenges of living a healthful life today is prominent in all our lives and more so in the lives of those who are poor. Our philosophy is clear-address the employment issues, address the food, health and housing issues and our communities will thrive better because our residents will be living their best life. Our history began when we started a senior cooking class which grew into a family gathering where children, their parents and the elderly cooked a meal and broke bread together. Then out of this cooking class came the realization that every month many of the elderly often went without food after Social Security checks were used up for medications, rent, utilities, and clothing. From then many programs evolved to assist other families, homeless, those on probation and re-entering the community, the disabled and veterans who were also looking for healthy food options as well as other life-saving resources. The events of 911 increased our clientele tremendously. Today, we focus on empowering our clients to live their best life.