New Beginnings News
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...
New Beginnings is partnering with National Runaway Safeline (NRS) to raise awareness and “Shine a Light” on the experiences of runaway and homeless youth. November is our opportunity to highlight the resources available to support youth in crisis throughout Maine and...
None of us could have predicted the challenges 2020 has brought so far. So many lives have been impacted, including the vulnerable youth we serve who continue to face family conflict, hunger, and housing instability during this pandemic. Thank you for supporting New Beginnings’ youth during the ongoing crisis; we couldn’t have continued to make […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This newsletter is all about DEDICATION. It has been four decades since New Beginnings opened the doors of our very first program to serve youth and families in crisis — the emergency youth shelter which has operated continuously since 1980. Over those 40 years we have served more than 11,000 teens and young adults, growing […]
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 […]
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 […]