New Beginnings in the National Press
The New Beginnings’ Safe Parking Program was the recent focus of HBO’s VICE, bringing to light the increasing number of Americans forced to live in their vehicles.
Kathy is a senior citizen, Marva is a nurse, Santiago is a chef and Luis is an eighth-grade student.
All of them live in Santa Barbara with one thing in common.
When night falls, they head to designated parking lots and sleep in their vehicles, all clients in the region’s Safe Parking program.
Safe Parking Program Featured in Rolling Stone Magazine Article:
‘Recession’s Middle Class Casualties’
New Beginnings Counseling Center once again receives national attention for its Safe Parking Program™ which helps middle class families struggling to regain their footing in today’s difficult economy. The program’s unique approach to dealing with homelessness maintains its commitment to helping the homeless find housing and employment.
New Beginnings Counseling Center Receives Outstanding Community Partner Award: Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara Recognizes Long-Time Partner
(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara awarded local non-profit New Beginnings Counseling Center with its prestigious 2014 Outstanding Community Partner Award.
“The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara is lucky to have New Beginnings as a partner agency in service to our low income households in the community,” shared Mr. Pearson. “Their counseling programs are outstanding—providing everything from one-on-one counseling to our senior clients in distress to young mothers and fathers who need help in developing their parenting skills. We have worked with New Beginnings for over six years and are continually impressed with the quality of their staff, program and services. They help us be “more than just housing” to low income seniors, disabled persons and families in Santa Barbara.”