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

Spring 2021 New Beginnings News!

Spring 2021 New Beginnings News!

The days are getting longer, the sun is shining more, and there is still so much going on in the world! While all of our lives are busy with the usual daily routines and now we're all starting to plan for the warmer months, please don’t forget that there are...

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2021 Annual Meeting Survey

2021 Annual Meeting Survey

We've missed seeing you! Help design our 2021 virtual Annual Meeting event! New Beginnings’ Board of Directors and staff would like to find out your level of interest in a virtual Annual Meeting/Celebration this spring. The program would be offered via zoom for about...

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2020 Annual Fund is a Success

2020 Annual Fund is a Success

We are thrilled to announce that, thanks to the support of our donors our annual fund campaign was able to reach our ambitious $80,000 goal! We’d especially like to thank Northeast Bank, Central Maine Human Resources Assoc, Norway Savings Bank, Jane Dwinell, Owen...

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