New Beginnings News

Signs of Hope

Signs of Hope

Turning Destruction into Signs of Hope: Youth leaders help create and share beauty in challenging times. Under the spring stay-at-home order our agency headquarters and Drop-in Center (the Ann Geiger Center for New Beginnings at 134 College Street in Lewiston) was closed to all but essential staff use. As we shared in this May Facebook […]

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Marian’s Place dedicated

Marian’s Place dedicated

Same program, new name – Welcome to Marian’s Place! Watch the dedication video here On Aug. 5, 2020,the New Beginnings, Inc. Emergency Youth Shelter was re-named and dedicated as MARIAN’S PLACE in honor of former Shelter Director Marian Carney’s legacy of serving Maine’s vulnerable youth in a safe, respectful, environment where families in crisis could find […]

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Staff Updates – Spring 2020

The biggest staff news of Spring 2020 were the retirements of our TLP Director Mike Mooney and our Shelter Director Marian Carney. Mike and Marian each worked for our agency for decades (a combined 53 years of service!) and made a huge positive impact on the agency and youth we serve. Because we can’t gather […]

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Board News – Spring 2020 Elections

The Board of Directors met for their Annual Elections on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. The meeting was held via Microsoft Teams video conferencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Officers were unanimously voted in as follows: Kelly Nelson, President Nancy Grenier, Vice President Molly Shukie, Esq., Secretary Ashley Gagnon, Treasurer The following Board members will continue […]

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Save the Date! 2020 Annual Dinner

Annual Meeting Postponed Pleases hold the tentative date date of  September 24, 2020| Auburn, ME At which time we will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of New Beginnings. This year’s dinner will feature stories highlighting the ways New Beginnings has helped youth over the last four decades, the challenges and successes in their lives. Please note […]

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2019 Homeless Vigil

Lewiston-Auburn Candlelight Vigil | Friday, December 20, 2019 | 4:30-5:30 PM New Beginnings, Inc., the Lewiston-Auburn Alliance of Services to the Homeless, and the L-A Multi-faith Group offer our sincerest thanks to the community members who held vigil, paused to witness our message, and otherwise honored those who died while homeless during the previous year […]

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Staff Updates – Fall 2019

We’ve had many transitions in our staff since the Winter (March 2019) Newsletter! We’ve said good-bye to some very dedicated employees, and have welcomed many new faces in each of our programs: Administration: Our Finance Director of 19 years, Janet O’Connor, recently retired. We hope to hear wonderful stories about her retirement chapter. Lisa Dumont […]

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Autumn 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to our Autumn 2019 New Beginnings News! In this issue, we invite you to our annual Open House during National Runaway & Homeless Youth Prevention Month and introduce our new look and refreshed logo! Our feature article shares the success of our family mediation services – including one youth’s story of how engaging his […]

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New Beginnings 2019 Open House

You are Invited! New Beginnings will be hosting our annual OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, November 21st from 11 am to 1 pm. Supporters, providers and the community are invited to stop by any time to learn more about New Beginnings’ services for youth and young adults who are at risk for homelessness. Please come and […]

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