New Beginnings News

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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Winter 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to our Winter New Beginnings News! Learn how New Beginnings is working to empower youth voices, fight hunger, raise awareness about youth homelessness, and reconnect with alumni. You will also read about how one youth never gave up on her dreams in spite of the many challenges she faced. NEW E-news for 2019! You can […]

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Agency News Briefs – Winter 2019

Annual Campaign Success: This giving season our Board of Directors set an ambitious goal of $75,000 for the 2018-19 Annual Fund and our new and dedicated donors rallied in response. Their collective generosity has helped us meet our goal! Thank you to the staff of Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice, Liberty Bell Moving & Storage, […]

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Breaking Barriers & Fighting Hunger

Our Outreach Program is gaining national attention for the innovative ways they are working to alleviate hunger for the more than 500 young people who enter our Drop-In Center each year. 100% of youth who visit our Drop-In Center are food insecure. Historically, to address youth hunger center staff have been serving hot meals two […]

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Beatriz’s Story

She Followed Her Dreams In Spite of Hardships Can you imagine being uprooted from everything you’ve ever known, moved halfway across the world, and abandoned at the age of 15? Beatriz was only 13 when she moved with her father to Maine from West Africa. She enrolled in school after she arrived and spoke very […]

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Shifting the Paradigm: Empowering Youth Voices

New Beginnings began the process of creating a statewide Youth Action Board (YAB) in 2017 and will fully implement the YAB over the next 18-months thanks to funding from the John T. Gorman Foundation. The primary goal of bringing the YAB to full scale is to improve the lives of vulnerable youth in Maine by […]

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HIGHLOW Project Exhibition Highlights An Invisible Problem

As part of National Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Month, this past November, New Beginnings and L/A Arts co-hosted an exhibition of artist Ned Castle’s HIGHLOW Project exhibited at L/A Arts gallery space in downtown Lewiston. The HIGHLOW Project originated as a collaboration between the artist and youth served by the Vermont Coalition of Runaway […]

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Outreach Food Program

Meal Schedule Lunch Monday – Friday: 1:30 pm Dinner Tuesday & Thursday: 5:30 pm Dinner Transportation Monday: 4:15 pm, travel to Hope Haven Wednesday: 4:45 pm, travel to Calvery Methodist Church Mobile Food Pantry Thursday: Make reservations for Friday delivery in Drop-In between 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm Friday: Deliveries are made from 9:00 am – […]

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2018 Homeless Memorial Vigil

This year’s event was a success, despite the pouring rain! Please visit this link to read the article about the event published by the SunJournal: https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/21/remembering-the-homeless-on-the-longest-night-of-the-year/ On the longest night of the year, no matter the weather, we stand vigil in downtown Lewiston. Please join New Beginnings, Lewiston-Auburn Alliance of Services to the Homeless (LAASH), and the […]

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Autumn 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to our Autumn New Beginnings News! This issue one youth’s story of how connection helped him move from being in trouble with the law, to reunification with family, and ultimately a life of service in the Marine corps.You will also read about new members who have joined our board, local and national recognition of […]

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