New Beginnings

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.


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