Due to the Stay Healthy at Home order implemented this week, New Beginnings has made additional changes to our staffing and services. We have had all staff who can work remotely start doing so whenever possible. All staff are continuing to be paid regardless of health or EBT status for this month, and we have temporarily increased the pay of staff while they are providing direct care during this crisis.
Read the COVID-19 Update E-blast from our Executive Director sent to our supporters 4/3/2020 https://conta.cc/2xMeZs5
This week’s youth update is at https://tinyurl.com/NBinfo4-03
IMPORTANT SERVICES UPDATES: as of 4.03.2020
- We are no longer accepting donations of USED goods until further notice; please stay home and save them until this crisis is over! We will gladly accept donations of NEW items from our wish list: https://newbeginmaine.org/wish-list/ without in-person contact.
- Our licensed residential sites remain open for minors (emergency youth shelter and TLP group home), but are not accepting new clients who are age 18 and up this month.
- Our Community Living Program (CLP) transitional living apartments sites are still operating and accepting referrals for 18-21 year olds.
- We have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our Youth Outreach Drop-in Center in Lewiston to in-person services.
- Outreach and TLP case managers (and mental health and educational support staff) continue to be available to meet with clients over phone or video.
- Our weekly mobile food pantry (for youth and young adults under age 22) will continue to drop off weekend food boxes on Fridays for clients that request it by Thursday at 4 pm. Supplementary bags of ready-to-eat food and hygiene items will be distributed on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-2 pm. Food boxes and bags can be requested by calling the Drop-in Center at (207) 795-6831 or messaging @Sammy_Bri_Sarah_Maura on Facebook.
We hope you all stay healthy and safe at home, while we keep supporting those young people who cannot.