namaste garden

While staying at the shelter, guests can explore and tend our Namaste Meditation Garden and/or Vegetable and Herb Garden.

24-Hour Crisis Line New Beginnings staffs a support line available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You don’t have to be in crisis to call! Advocates offer confidential, non-judgmental crisis intervention, support, and information about options and services available.

24-Hour Accompaniment Advocates are available 24/7 to accompany victims seeking support to the hospital and police department.

Emergency Shelter  We provide emergency shelter to fleeing victims who are in need of temporary housing. Emergency transportation to the shelter may be provided as well.

Court Advocacy Advocates trained in court advocacy offer support and assistance in obtaining protective orders, and navigation of the family court system.

1-to-1 Peer Support Advocates are available at our office to meet one-to-one, provide support and options. New Beginnings honors each individual’s life experience, encourages them to find answers in their own time, and allows the individual to set the pacing, frequency, and direction of these meetings.

 Support Groups We offer a variety of support groups for children, teens, and adults on an ongoing basis for those whose lives have been affected by domestic or sexual violence. We are always working to meet community needs and groups can be customized.

Systems Advocacy New Beginnings hopes to improve systemic responses to domestic, sexual, and stalking violence through participation in projects, task forces, committees, and other collaborative efforts. This also includes supporting victim/survivors by connecting them to and networking with agencies that will help in rebuilding their lives.

Educational & Outreach Programs Programming is provided at no cost to schools, community groups, social service agencies, hospital personnel, law enforcement, and others interested in learning about domestic and sexual violence.

Emergency Assistance New Beginnings may provide emergency food, clothing and other necessities to victims of domestic, sexual and stalking violence.

Rights of Clients

New Beginnings strives to provide services to everyone, regardless of gender, age, health status (including HIV-positive), physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status, or religious or political affiliation. This infers a thoughtful plan for outreach to diverse communities, i.e. outreach is a service to which all prospective clients have a right.

  • You have the right to respectful treatment.
  • You have the right to have your individual information/records kept confidential according to NH RSA 173-C. You can ask New Beginnings staff about your rights under NH RSA 173-C.
  • You have the right to access your individual records.
  • You have the right to make your own decisions, within the rules and policies of New Beginnings.
  • You have the right to know and understand all the rules of New Beginnings by which you must abide.
  • You have the right to offer suggestions and input concerning New Beginnings.
  • You have the right to make a complaint about New Beginnings services. The first step is to take the complaint to the New Beginnings staff. If no resolution is reached, you have the right to address your complaint through the grievance procedure of New Beginnings.