Do you need help?

Are you a teenager or young adult living in a difficult situation or at risk of becoming homeless, or do you know someone who is?

New Beginnings is here to help.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

Need a safe place to stay tonight? 

Call Marian’s Place 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at (207) 795-4070 for referrals and emergency housing for youth ages 10-19. 

Language translation line available. 

Our street outreach team can also help you get to a shelter if you don’t have transportation. 

Having a hard time with parents/family/people you’re staying with?

Staff at Marian’s Place can help adults and youth have tough conversations, even if you are not staying in the program.

Call (207) 795-4070 and ask about family mediation.

Our mental health counselors can also help with family issues – call or text (207) 312-8242 to learn more.

Hungry and can’t afford stuff you need (like food, clothing, toilet paper, condoms, shampoo)?

Our Street Outreach team gives out basic need and harm reduction supplies every weekday.

Lewiston area: call (207) 795-6831 or contact us on Facebook Messenger here.

Franklin county: (207) 778-6193

Kennebec county: (207) 713-5052 

Need a safe place to go off the streets during the day?

Our Lewiston Youth Drop-in Center for youth ages 14-21 is open weekday afternoons at 134 College Street in Lewiston, with food, showers, activities, and more.

Call (207) 795-6831 for current hours.

Need a place to live on your own?

Youth ages 16-22 who are homeless may qualify to live in New Beginnings’ Transitional Apartments for up to 18 months in Lewiston, Farmington, or Augusta.

Call (207) 795-6048.

Need help finding housing, a job, education, counseling, health care, or parenting support?

Our outreach workers and case managers can help young people ages 14-21 figure out how to get the things done that you need to have a safer and more stable life.

Lewiston: Call (207) 795-6831 or contact us on Facebook Messenger here.

Franklin County: call (207) 778-6193

Kennebec County: call (207) 713-5052

Need someone to talk to?

Staff from all of our programs are here to help. If you want confidential counseling, we also have trained counselors and therapists who can meet with you at no cost. 

Call or text (207) 312-8242 to learn more about our mental health services. 

If you think you might harm yourself or someone else, please call 911 or one of the below emergency crisis lines:

Suicide Prevention Hotline (National): 800-273-8255

Mobile Health Crisis line (Maine): 1-888-568-1112

Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386

Polaris/Human Trafficking hotline: 1-888-373-7888

Opportunity Alliance Crisis Services : 1-888-562-1112