The profits from Treasure Hunt Thrift Store support the women and children of New Life Beginnings.
New Life Beginnings is a 501 c-3 non-profit organization that provides long-term shelter in a safe, caring, tough-love environment for pregnant women and their children. They offer individualized goal-oriented programs for the women and provide opportunities that empower women to break free from the welfare cycle to become independent contributing members of society.
Rebecca Younger and Bonnie Beardslee founded the organization in 1984 when they saw a growing number of pregnant women in crisis in Long Beach. They have occupied various homes since then, but now have a large shelter at 835 E. 6th Street in Long Beach. In this home the women are taught life, social and relationship skills while following a strict schedule & structure.
Each resident meets often with the case manager and counselor at New Life Beginnings. The case manager and counselor work closely with each resident to monitor and develop a personal and individual program. They are able to work together to create a game plan for bringing closure to the woman’s painful past and build new strategies for dealing with the future.