To bring awareness of New Beginnings to more people in our area, questions most often asked of the staff are being addressed.
What is New Beginnings?
New Beginnings a non-profit, non-denominational maternity home where pregnant women in a crisis situation may come to live. There is no charge to the resident. While living at the home, the women must abide by the established rules and regulations which include prenatal care. A Mentor meets on a regular basis with the resident. Networking with other community services agencies is vital to the success of New Beginnings.
Who founded New Beginnings?
In 1999, a group of women from Hope Lutheran Church in Fond du Lac, became aware that 134 women from Fond du Lac County had abortions. These women founded New Beginnings on the belief there would be fewer abortions if young women were provided a positive alternative.
Where is New Beginnings?
New Beginnings is located at 365 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac, WI
Is New Beginnings church
No. The home is Christ Centered, but is not affiliated with any church.
How is New Beginnings funded?
New Beginnings is not state or federally funded. It is primarily funded by church and civic organizations, the general public, staff-organized fundraisers and grants.
Who benefits from New Beginnings?
Any women 18 years of age or older facing a crisis pregnancy who does not pose a threat to herself or others and is willing to work hard at making positive lifestyle changes to support her and her baby may become a resident at New Beginnings and remain until 90 days after delivery. Nonresidents are assisted through the giving of maternity clothes, layettes, and baby items. There is never a charge for services or commodities received from New Beginnings.
What are Resident Standards?
Resident Standards are rules and regulations which pertain to education, household duties, and social rules established by New Beginnings.
Who provides supervision for the
In addition to the Director, Resident Assistants, members of the community who believe in the mission of New Beginnings, provide round the clock supervision and assist the residents as needed to insure Residents Standards are being followed. Rather than supervise the girls some of the Resident Assistants prefer doing operational duties. All of the Resident Assistants participate in staff-organized fundraisers.
How many residents can New
Four residents may live at the home during their pregnancy and remain with their babies for 90 days following delivery.
Does New Beginnings pressure the
mother to keep her baby?
No. It is the mother's decision to keep or place her baby for adoption. The staff of New Beginnings will always be supportive of the mother's decision.
Would you like to touch the hearts of troubled pregnant women and their babies? There are many areas where help is needed...financial, material, and volunteering time. Please call New Beginnings at 923-1484 for information on how you can become involved with New Beginnings in its commitment to pregnant women in crisis situations and their babies.
New Beginnings is in need of:
Volunteers. If you have any time, please call New Beginnings at 923-1484
Baby Supplies: (bottles, diapers, wipes, formula, etc.) gently used baby furniture
Becoming well-known throughout the Fond du Lac area. We welcome the opportunity of presenting the mission of New Beginnings to the public through speaking engagements, for more information please call 923-1484
On-going financial support to ensure the
future of New Beginnings