NEW LIFE BEGINNINGS
While a lot has changed in thirty years our commitment to help homeless women and children still remains.
Over the last 30 years, our mission has evolved from helping homeless pregnant women to homeless women with children, who may or may not be pregnant, and victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. This evolution is a result of our community suffering from a significant increase of welfare reform and human trafficking.
We provide a safe shelter in a stable, caring, structured home environment. We provide individualized goal-oriented programs. We provide opportunities that empower women to break free of the welfare cycle to become independent contributing members of society. We cherish life, honor motherhood, and empower women.
Our plan is to unite the community to be service-oriented to meet the needs of the neediest in our community and to offer hope to women who have no hope. Our goal is not to make them dependent on us, but to give them a hand up, not a hand out.
New Life Beginnings, Inc. (NLB) began in 1984 as a 501 C-3 non-profit organization. NLB serves a diverse racial and cultural population of pregnant women in crisis. Through our Mothers Home, we provide a safe, loving, and caring shelter for indigent pregnant women who have no other resource of help. Our first Mothers Home, purchased in 1986, is located in an old historical Sears Roebuck catalog house built in 1904. In this home, located in the heart of the 6th District in Long Beach, we were able to house eight residents.
Since our inception, the demand for our services has increased. In an effort to meet this growing need we purchased a new facility at 835 E. 6th Street in Long Beach in 1999. Our housing capacity increased to 20 plus women and children. Our goal is to keep the family together and prevent the children from being separated from their mothers and placed in foster care.