Youth who are at risk of homelessness are a diverse population facing multiple challenges, and they need flexible mental health care. New Beginnings’ services all focus on engaging and building relationships with young people who are not connecting well other places. The traditional model of keeping a weekly therapy appointment has not worked well for the youth we serve, so in 2015, New Beginnings became licensed to provide mental heath services.

New Beginnings now provides outpatient counseling, groups, and mental health case management services, with a focus on vulnerable adolescents and young adults. We can work with people who are homeless and/or have experienced abuse, trauma, violence, or loss, as well as depression or other diagnosis. We welcome clients who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning their sexual or gender identity, and have expertise working with family issues, serious family conflict, DHHS or foster care involvement, and family mediation. We accept Maine Care and self-pay.

Our non-judgmental clinicians focus on building on a young person’s strengths, at their own pace, and at times and locations that work for them – all with the goal of promoting the young person’s mental health, safety, connection, and personal growth.teengroup

If you’d like to learn more about our availability, services, or PowerSource Plus emotional literacy curriculum, please contact Social Worker Tracy Allen, LCPC-c, at 207-795-6048 x210.

More details about Power Source Plus emotional literacy groups here.