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

Thank you for coming to the 2022 Homeless Vigil!

Thank you for coming to the 2022 Homeless Vigil!

This Lewiston-Auburn Vigil is part of a national movement of cities marking National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day on or near the winter solstice, the first day of winter and the longest night of the year to honor people who died while homeless during the previous...

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Ethan’s Story

Ethan’s Story

We all know things have been tough this year – we see our family, friends, and neighbors struggling with stress, health and mental health issues, and rising inflation. Imagine how much harder it is for homeless young people like Ethan.* Ethan was 18 years old when he...

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2022 Holiday Drive

2022 Holiday Drive

We need your help creating holiday care packages! Thank you for checking out our Holiday Drive! Below is the list of items we are looking for to help out New Beginnings youth during the holiday season. You can help homeless youth at New Beginnings have a brighter...

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