The Transitional Living Department provides housing and supportive services to help older adolescents (ages 16-21) develop the attitudes and skills necessary for independent living.

The Transitional Living Department consists of three programs, the Supervised Apartment Program, the Community Living Program and the Transitional Housing for LGTBQ youth. All TLP services are designed for youth who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness. Youth may remain in these transitional housing programs for a maximum of 18 months. Follow up counseling is available for up to one year after a youth is discharged from the residential programs.

Referrals may be made Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm by calling 207-795-4074.

Services include:

  •  case management
  •  independent living skills instruction
  •  individual and group counseling
  •  substance abuse prevention
  •  pre-vocational training
  •  referrals to community resources
  •  follow-up support and counseling


The TLP Supervised Apartment Program is located in Lewiston and has 24-hour on-site staff supervision.  This program accepts referrals for youth ages 16-20.


The Community Living Program provides housing and case management services in Lewiston, Augusta and the Farmington area. This program accepts referrals for young adults, ages 18-20, and emancipated minors.

Maine Transitional Living Collaborative (MeTLC): 207-795-6048 x214 

MeTLC is a demonstration project to prevent homelessness for youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer. The MeTLC began in 2017 and is a collaboration between New Beginnings and Preble Street to provide case management, supported apartments, and rapid re-housing for LGBTQ youth ages 18-21. New Beginnings can assist up to 14 youth in Franklin, Kennebec, and Androscoggin counties. Preble street will also provide assistance to 14 youth in Cumberland and York counties.

Adventure Challenge

Since 1989 the New Beginnings Transitional Living Program residents have participated in over 160 Adventure Challenge trips.  These trips are based on the belief that youth learn by experience and a hands-on approach.  New Beginnings Adventure Challenge trips provide outings to help with teamwork skills, self-esteem, and “see what’s out there”.  Some of the most powerful lessons result from experiences which are both physically and mentally challenging.  New Beginnings Adventure Challenge trips are year-round which feature winter camping in the White Mountains, skiing at Sugarloaf, horseback riding, trips to New York City and Boston.  Youth assist in planning and implementing all our trips.