NEW GENERATION INC

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Health, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 568 Portsmouth Ave PO Box 676 Greenland NH 03840 USA

Mission: Our mission is to provide support to homeless women, in crisis during pregnancy, and to mothers and children, in order to foster a new generation of healthy, self-sufficient, fully functioning and happy families.
Geographic areas served: NH and New England
Programs: Current ProgramsNew Generation ProgramThe New Generation Certificate Program provides shelter, love, respect and care to pregnant homeless women and mothers of young children regardless of race, religion, marital status, disability, or economic status. The shelter helps women make positive changes through case management, parenting education, life skills training, job training, and transportation to area services for healthcare, etc. New Generation residents are required to attend group and individual Parenting Education classes with Joan Ouellette. While seeking and securing permanent housing, the resident?s goals may involve parenting or adoption education, getting a job, attending Alcoholics Anonymous, obtaining a General Education Diploma, or applying for college. Group goals include prenatal care, parenting education, nutrition and health education, counseling, and learning daily life skills. The program includes Resident Budgeting Classes and the Resident Computer Education Program, taught onsite by daystaff and volunteers. Aftercare-The Aftercare Coordinator visits former residents who have transitioned into permanent housing. This program connects former residents with resources in their local communities and provides companionship to women who may have never lived independently before. Friendship, reunions and continuing services are available through Aftercare.Transitional Apartment-A Transitional Apartment provides temporary housing (up to 18 months) to a woman and her child(ren) who may be caught in the housing crisis or are experiencing a job loss or divorce. The two-bedroom apartment has just received new paint, carpeting, and a thorough cleaning and has been home to 11 women and 14 children since it was built in 1999. The apartment is on the second floor of the shelter.Second Generation Thrift Shoppe/Generation Gap Furniture BarnSecond Generation Thrift Shoppes and Generation Gap Furniture Barn are services of New Generation that offer affordable clothing, household items, and furniture to the public. The shoppe and barn created a revenue stream for New Generation Shelter, and profits have steadily increased since 1993. Both are run by staff and volunteers and are made possible by material donations from people throughout the seacoast. In the last year, the thrift shoppe and barn have added a kiosk that educates customers about New Generation while they are shopping, and a storage shed for incoming donations. The shed has electricity and keeps the shoppe and barn well organized. For more information, contact Janet Hamilton, Manager, at 603-430-9482. Next Generation Infant & Childcare CenterNext Generation is a service of New Generation, Inc. offering full-time quality, affordable daycare for families in the seacoast since 1999. Next Generation is committed to accepting Title XX assistance for low-income families, including former shelter residents, who are working towards financial self-sufficiency. The daycare was licensed as a state preschool program in 2004. Through recent grants, the daycare is purchasing new educational and playground equipment for cognitive and motor skills development. NAEYC accreditation is the next goal in process. For more information on enrollment or volunteer opportunities, contact Ivelisse Roy, Daycare Director, at 603-422-9582.

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Rating: 5 stars  

22 people found this review helpful

As a board member I was so inspired by the complete model of this organization's mission that I had to get involved! Investing time, teaching, energy and money in helping a generation of children receive "the best start in life"is a mission anyone can believe in! Helping young women learn parenting skills that help create a foundation for raising healthy, happy children is a way we can all tap into our best renewal resource in this world, the next generation. I hope you'll read more about New Generation and make the decision to participate in some way in helping us be successful at providing support for women who are bringing us a new generation!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The confidence of a new mother, that she knows what type of care to provide at each stage in her newborns life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to use the model that is in place, ensuring that mothers are guided in their responsibility as a parent and that they leave New Generation with skills sets that will create a stable and secure home.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Knowing the impact we have is with both the parent and the child

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

People who simply believe that we can all make a difference. The basic premise that it takes a whole village to raise a child is illustrated daily in this organization!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Ensure that all children are experiencing the positive impact of parenting that involves great love, an educated approach to parenting children. Ensure women are provided with job skills, confidence, money management and budgeting skills, nutritional meal planning skills etc.

Ways to make it better...

As a board member I find it hard to see economic limitation effect the number of women we can help at one time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The growing number of women that need a place to call home during the most vulnerable time in thier lives.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Any local business that might have the opportunity to provide an internship and/or mentoring to our residents will be helping create a foundation for women that will lead to a secure home for a child in the future. Give us a call!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

21 people found this review helpful

I enjoy coming to New Generation to volunteer with transportation. I learn more about how important this shelter is to these women who really have no other place to go. The staff is amazing and resourceful. Good work everyone. Glad I can help.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the benefits to the women and babies. All the babies appear to be happy and healthy!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the gratitude from the staff for each amount of volunteer time that I have provided.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, appreciative, and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

upgrade the inside of the shelter, increase shelter beds and perhaps build a transitional housing unit as this seems to be such a big need for all the women, finding housing.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

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