Marian’s Place (24-hour Youth Shelter)

About the Program

Marian’s Place at New Beginnings is the only program in Maine that is licensed to provide 24-hour emergency housing and support for youth ages 10-19 years old who are runaway, homeless, or facing intense family conflict.

Marian’s Place has served over 8,000 young people since opening as an emergency youth shelter in 1980. Since 2000, the program has engaged families in no-cost mediation to prevent youth homelessness.

Services include:

  • 24 hour supervision
  • Recreation
  • Informal individual counseling
  • Family mediation
  • Individualized educational support and activities
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Follow-up mediation


Accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Walk-ins are welcome. To make a referral, call our helpline at (207) 795-4070.

“A loving, home-like experience that makes youth feel cared for, respected and valued.” -Chris B. 

Get in Touch

Phone: (207) 795-4070 24-hour help line Fax: (207) 795-4072 Address: 491 Main Street, Lewiston, ME 04240

Meet the Staff

Deborah Brauer

Deborah Brauer

Shelter Program Coordinator

Jennifer Needham

Jennifer Needham

Residential Services Director