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. Get Help NowMake a Donation
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.
New Beginnings’ 24-hour emergency shelter, supportive housing, and outreach team help youth from throughout Maine find safety off the streets.
Our staff welcome and build trust with youth, encouraging them to engage in family mediation, case management, or counseling when they are ready.
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 ProgramsOur 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.
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Recent News from New Beginnings
Our current wish list
WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING USED CLOTHING OR BEDDING DONATIONS. ***Please note that under ongoing social distancing, MAILED donations are preferred. We are accepting donation drop offs of items from our wish list on weekdays at 134 College Street in...
Support Student Rights
In partnership with Maine DOE, New Beginnings’ McKinney-Vento Liaison Outreach & Education Project works directly with schools and educators to increase their internal capacity to identify and provide appropriate resources for eligible McKinney-Vento students and...
Winter 2023 New Beginnings News!
Welcome to our Winter 2023 New Beginnings Newsletter We hope you are staying safe and warm during this snowy late-winter weather! This issue includes a special update New Beginnings’ work in support of the rights of homeless students in Maine. Read on to learn about the support our TLP housing provides for youth, upcoming trainings, a gift […]