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

2020 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

Click here to check out our Mobile Friendly version New Beginnings 2020 Annual Report PDFDownload New Beginnings 2020 Annual Report Postcard PDFDownload Thank you to all of our 2020 Donors Aaron Anker & Nat PierceAaron HastingsAdoff-Teegan Fund, Coastal Community...

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Summer 2021 New Beginnings News!

Summer 2021 New Beginnings News!

Despite the rainy days, it's summer and when the sun is shining, people are getting outside! It's been a great start to the summer at New Beginnings, programs are collaborating, youth are participating, and plans are being made! While all of our lives are busy with...

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2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone who joined and/or participated in the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting held on Wednesday, May 12. It was a good sized crowd of 40 or so people and we were very happy to have three wonderful New Beginnings Alumni join us and tell their stories! Didn't...

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