New Beginnings partners with youth to create lasting change so all youth have a safe place to live and opportunities to grow.

Serving runaway and homeless youth and their families since 1980.

Whether a young person is facing a night on the streets for the very first time or has been surviving on their own for years, we can help.
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Each year, New Beginnings provides hundreds of youth from across Maine with opportunities for the safety, connection, and growth that all young people need to thrive.

Safety

New Beginnings’ 24-hour emergency shelter, supportive housing, and outreach team help youth from throughout Maine find safety off the streets.

Connection

Our staff welcome and build trust with youth, encouraging them to engage in family mediation, case management, or counseling when they are ready.

Growth

Youth find the caring support they need to develop life skills in our transitional living programs, educational support, youth action board, and prevention services.

Our Programs

Our services are designed to prevent young people from becoming homeless, support struggling families, help youth get off the streets, and provide an essential “safety net” for young people in Maine who are at risk of homelessness. Based in Lewiston, New Beginnings has program sites in Androscoggin, Franklin, and Kennebec counties for adolescents and young adults from across Maine who don’t have stable family support.

Do You Need Help?

Click here or call our 24-hour help line:

(207) 795-4070

Recent News from New Beginnings

New Beginnings Board of Directors Elections

New Beginnings Board of Directors Elections

Please join us, virtually, on Monday, May 23rd from 5:00p – 6:00p for our Annual Board of Directors elections. Register HERE and a link to the virtual elections will be sent to you once it is finalized.

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Spring 2022 New Beginnings News!

Spring 2022 New Beginnings News!

Welcome to our Spring 2022 New Beginnings News! Winter is finally winding down, and as always we are supporting the resilience and growth of the youth we serve.In this issue find out how family mediation helped one youth reunify with his mom, learn about upcoming trainings and new program collaborations, warmly welcome new Board members […]

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New Resource for School Districts:

New Resource for School Districts:

McKinney-Vento Community Regional Representatives Through a new partnership with service providers statewide, funded by the American Rescue Plan Homeless Children and Youth state reservation, the Maine Department of Education has contracted with several organizations...

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