Mission: A non-profit residential care facility (group home)licensed by the state of california to provide services to children who have been separated from their biological parents. The goal of nbgh is to reunite the children with their parents or emancipate them back to society. Total license capacity for this program is (26) children. However the organization has chosen to operate at a lower level of twelve (12) youth and four (4) infant capacities.
Programs: As the year 2014 comes to an end, new beginnings group home has once again finished another year of providing needed and beneficial services to those who are placed in our care to achieve exceptional accomplishments. One of the biggest achievements of 2014 was the amount of residents who transitioned out of the program, successfully. Many residents were reunified with their families and many residents used the information provided by new beginnings group home to progress into the ab12 program. Also, new beginnings group home had residents graduated high school and was able to start their higher education and attend college while residing at new beginnings. New beginnings group home provided their residents with information and resources to ensure that higher education that the resident are given the best supplemental instruction needed for all resident to excel in school. New beginnings group home provides a therapeutic environment at all times which encompasses many different aspects of the program that enable the residents of new beginnings group home to obtain all the tools necessary to not only survive in society, but to become an active contributing citizen of the community. New beginnings group home is a unique program to begin with as it was established as a group home for parenting teen mothers. One of new beginnings group home main priorities is to provide an environment that will enable aji mothers to establish healthy parenting skills. New beginnings group home provided various forms of parenting education this year from parenting classes and program through our county, city and local communities. Additionally awareness and education was provided regarding: lgbtq, anger management, domestic violence, human trafficking workshops, values groups, etiquettes, and gang awareness. New beginnings group home wants to ensure that all clients are provided with sufficient material to empower them to become the best parent possible. As we transition into a new year new beginnings group home will continue to embrace our mission for all-----to always honor and protect the "personal rights of children" to provide a safe and nurturing environment in a home-like setting for the childrenentrusted in our care and to give them every opportunity to become healthy and productive citizen of our society.
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Like anything there are some good but, there is the bad as well for the time that I worked with the company it seemed to be professional on the surface but then things were exposed at the seems. Simple thing that were needed for the children like house hold trash bags they wouldn’t have. Food would be old from the food banks. Lack of structure in the home and then office management would favor certain staff. Very little training when you get hired and then they quick to act as if they are doing you a favor about you keeping your job. I was stressed out and very uncomfortable. Glad to be gone and feel bad for those who experience this business.
New Beginnings offered me great opportunities to advance in my passion to work in a youth related feild. When I first started, I wasn't sure which way i wanted to further my passion in working with youth. With all the leads in contacting different departments of social work, probation, advocacy and many more. I have decided to present my focus onto a spoke person for CSEC and align with probation to further my career. I believe when one focus on opportunity that leads into success, they can not only find a window but a door way to their purpose.
I was hired here and was quickly put to work with little training of their group home policies or rules. I have over 5 years of experience working with group home and foster youth, so I quickly learned how to do my job. The young women they serve are strong willed, but great girls who need a nurturing, structured and consistent environment. New Beginnings Group Home is anything but that. The staff are inadequately trained, the paperwork is years behind and the management undermines the authority of their staff. The director of the program is condescending, disrespectful and frequently berates staff in front of the residents and other staff. As a professional who has experience working in multiple groups homes and with foster families, this organization is far below quality of care that these young ladies deserve. The lack of structure promotes a culture where manipulation is the only way to survive (and the residents know this well). This group home does not equip their residents with the life skills needed to transition out of foster care and promotes destructive patterns.