Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2016 Annual Fund Campaign – we exceeded our $30,000 goal with your help!

Special thanks to annual fund donors Carolyn Burke, Rainbow Federal Credit Union, Mechanics Savings Bank, Owen Larrabee & Melissa Albertson, Dr. Kurt Oswald, Candy & Dwayne Sanborn, Northeast Bank, Liberty Mutual Insurance, our anonymous major donors, and everyone who contributed—every gift makes a difference!  Contributions of any size are welcome year-round to improve the lives of homeless youth and families.


Every day of the year, New Beginnings is the only 24-hour youth shelter in Maine ready to offer a hot meal, a friendly face, warm clothing, and a safe place to sleep for young people ages 10-19 who have no place else to go. Kids like Danny.

My life before I came here was just constant fighting. At the shelter, I was respected and it made me feel good. They helped me become more independent. Without New Beginnings, I’d probably be in jail. I always have someone to talk to now.

– Danny*, age 17, who walked and hitchhiked alone for 30 miles to get to our Emergency Youth Shelter in Lewiston

Your investment is helping to house, feed, clothe, teach, and give hope to more than 700 young people like Danny each year. THANK YOU!


*Name and photo changed to protect youth’s confidentiality