Agency News Briefs – Winter 2019

Mar 26, 2019 | News

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, Inc., Joan H. & Stanley Gould Charitable Foundation, Mechanics Savings Bank, Northeast Bank, Northeast Charter Tour Employees, Village Inn—Auburn, Jane Dwinell and Sky Yardley, Jeffrey & Sonia Gorman, Owen Larrabee & Melissa Albertson, Kathy & Bill Low, Dr. Kurt Oswald, 2 anonymous major donors, and the more than 280 other individuals and businesses who contributed. Thank you for giving the gift of hope to the youth we serve.

Staff Updates: New Beginnings is pleased to announce the promotion of Allie Smith to the role Educational Services Specialist replacing Sarah Dostie who will continue serving the program as a sub, Darren Deth to the role Case Manager at the TLP, and Sean Racicot-Psaledakis to the role of TLP Youth Worker. Other new hires include Nina Michaud for the Education program and Ian Gould who serves as our Community Case Manager for Kennebec County.

Annual Meeting: The Board of Directors will hold their annual meeting and election at 4:30 pm on May 8, 2019, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn, immediately prior to the Annual Celebration Dinner.

Prevention Conference: We are once again co-sponsor for the 14th Annual Maine Comprehensive Sexuality Conference on April 5, 2019, at the Augusta Civic Center. More info online at

Volunteering at New Beginnings: Are interested in volunteering in one of our programs or in our administrative offices? Please contact Christina Macia by email at, to express your interest and learn more about available opportunities. Christina is the initial point of contact for all volunteer inquiries.

We are Looking to Connect with Alumni: No one can better describe how New Beginnings can help young people than someone who has utilized New Beginnings themselves. Your personal stories and experiences can help potential and current youth, as well as interested members of the community, to better understand how New Beginnings helped you face challenges and successes in your life. If you are interested in reconnecting, sharing your stories, or joining us for alumni events please contact Amber Kruk by calling (207) 795-4077 or email