Staff Updates: New Beginnings is pleased to announce the promotion of Denise Vaillancourt to Transitional Living Program (TLP) Coordinator and Joanna Testa to the role of TLP Assistant Coordinator. We have a number of new hires including Christina Macia and Dorothy Towle in the administrative offices; Amy Boclair, Darren Deth, and Sean Racicot-Psaledakis for the TLP; Rebecca Adamson, Sammy Bourgeois, Sam Buhlig, Sarah Surace, and Connor Tamminen for the Outreach Program; and Anton Brown, Leah Cleland, and Nina Michaud for the Shelter Program.
Federal Funding Renewed: We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded two three-year federal grants from the US Department of Health & Human Services, Family & Youth Services Bureau to support our Emergency Shelter and Transitional Living Programs.
Recent Grants: New Beginnings couldn’t accomplish our mission without support from corporate and private foundations, including the John T. Gorman Foundation, the Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund, Maine Association of Realtors® Foundation, Bangor Savings Bank Foundation, and the MainStreet Foundation. This support will help fund our educational programming, establishing an emergency client assistance program; mental health services, and to develop youth friendly outreach tools.
Mission & Vision: After a process of feedback and ideas, the Board unanimously approved a new mission &
vision that will be announced publicly at the Open House on November 28.