40 Years of New Beginnings for youth
New Beginnings opens emergency shelter in Greene, ME
Shelter moves to current location in Lewiston, ME
Transitional Living Program (TLP) apartment sites open in Lewiston with Adventure Challenge component, and HIV Prevention Program begins supported by Maine Dept. of Education
Street Outreach Program begins.
Youth Outreach Drop-In Center opens in Lewiston
Outreach expands to Androscoggin, Franklin, and Kennebec counties
Family mediation services begin; agency begins awarding $100–1,000 Dot Larrabee Youth Development Fund scholarships (“seed money for dreams”) to pursue education or job training
TLP sites added in Lewiston, Farmington, and Augusta
NB purchases former community center and begins fundraising to renovate into expanded Drop-In Center and agency headquarters in Lewiston
Educational Support services begin as pilot program for shelter youth.
NB becomes fiscal sponsor of Outright L/A.
NB pilots PowerSource Plus social-emotional literacy/mindfulness curriculum; incorporated into all programs after successful evaluation showed improvement in youths’ emotional regulation.
Outreach, Drop-in, Educational Support, and administrative offices move into Ann Geiger Center (134 College St., Lewiston) after successful $1.25M building campaign.
NB begins offering low barrier trauma-informed mental health services.
NB launches 100-day challenge to identify and support Franklin County rural homeless youth.
NB helps establish first statewide Youth Action Board to ensure homeless and system-involved youth have a voice in policy-making.
Maine receives $3.35M HUD Youth homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) grant with NB as lead agency.
NB celebrates 40 years of services and renames youth shelter Marian’s Place.