Discover a New Future
Discover A New Future serves economically disadvantaged women via various non-profit organizations throughout New Jersey. Our overall goal is to help women to develop alternative strategies to overcome barriers that have gotten in the way of their success so they can become more self-sufficient. In so doing, they are able to live the life that they desire and deserve.
Discover A New Future…
- VISION: To help women to be the best version of themselves.
- MISSION: To create a safe community that promotes hope; where women learn healthy ways of thinking and being as they continuously work towards fulfilling their potential.
- VALUES: Hope | Respect | Integrity | Perseverance | Self-reliance
Discover a New Future Founder, Faith Saunders, speaking at a conference
About Faith Saunders
Faith Saunders is president of Discover a New Future. She developed a passion for helping women in the area of personal awareness and development not only because of her professional experience but due to her personal journey – survivor of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Faith got her first glimpse of the challenges that many women face when she worked at Covenant House’s Mother and Child Unit with homeless teenage mothers and their children. Her job was to assist the teen mothers to obtain permanent housing. Based on her many years of experience, she still believes this to be one of the most rewarding and most humbling jobs that she has had. Faith resigned from Covenant House in 1993 when she moved to New Jersey.
Faith’s career has given her the opportunity to work in various capacities with many different groups – families in the foster care system, youth with emotional problems, adults with mental illness, homeless individuals, persons with substance abuse disorders and survivors of domestic violence. She worked at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), now Rutgers University, for over 10 years in various capacities. During this time, she also returned to school and received a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from UMDNJ. She was also an adjunct professor at UMDNJ (now Rutgers University) School of Health Related Professionals from 2004 –
She also worked with the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) as Director of a New Jersey State funded Employment Institute that provides training and technical assistance to the mental health community on employment-related issues. Faith currently is a ‘full-time’ entrepreneur, providing training and other services to economically disadvantaged individuals via various groups and organizations. Her overall goal is to help women to develop alternative strategies to overcome barriers that have gotten in the way of their success so they can become more self-sufficient.
Women juggling (literally and metaphorically) at a conference.
Women share their experiences at a conference.