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

Summer 2022 New Beginnings News!

Summer 2022 New Beginnings News!

Welcome to our Summer 2022 New Beginnings Newsletter Summer is here and New Beginnings is helping youth to stay busy and enjoy the activities the sunshine and warm temps offer! In this issue find out how important Street Outreach can be for youth, what exciting new things are happening with Adventure Challenge, see our summer […]

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2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Click here to check out our Mobile Friendly version New Beginnings 2021 Annual Report PDFDownload Thank you to all of our 2021 Donors We are grateful for every gift and all of our supporters! Please note that 2021 supporters donating in-kind goods/services or holiday...

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Public Notice of Request for Bids

Public Notice of Request for Bids

Thanks to recent CDBG-CV grant funding from the City of Lewiston, New Beginnings is seeking bids for a new vehicle to purchase for our Transitional Living Program in order to provide safe transportation for youth clients while maintaining social distancing when...

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