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Press Releases

2024

New Beginnings to Partner with Santa Barbara County and City to Address Vehicle Encampments

2023

War Words, Pulitzer Prize Nominated Play One Night Only –
October 28 at The New Vic Theatre to benefit New Beginnings

Veterans Affairs Announces Local Funding for Veteran Homelessness

Asuntos de Veteranos (Veterans Affairs) anuncia fondos locales para Veteranos sin hogar

2022

July 2022- New Beginnings Premieres Internationally Acclaimed Play Every Brilliant Thing for its Annual Fundraiser

2021

November 2021 – New Beginnings Hires Shana Burns, MFT as Clinical Director

October 2021 – New Beginnings Holding a Free Virtual Event with Best-Selling Author Annabelle Gurwitch and Julie Bowen

September 2021 – New Beginnings Holdings Its Annual Fundraising Gala with Best-Selling Author Annabelle Gurwitch and Beth Farnsworth

June 2021 – New Beginnings Hires Sara Grasso as Homeless Services Director

June 2021 – New Beginnings Receives $75,000 from the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara to Expand the Safe Parking Program

May 2021 – New Beginnings Establishes Financial Assistance Fund for Veterans with the Help of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association

February 2021 – New Beginnings Counseling Center Provides Frontline Workers with Critical Vicarious Trauma Training

January 2021 – New Beginnings Counseling Center Offers Clinical CEU Training “Vicarious Trauma/Compassion Fatigue/Burnout

2020

December 2020 – New Beginnings Partners with Banana Republic and Gap to Provide Holiday Gifts to Families and Veterans

November 2020 – New Beginnings Receives Grant Award from Disabled Veterans National Foundation

October 2020 – New Beginnings Shows the Film The Fisher King for its Annual Fundraiser at the Drive-In

2019

November 2019 – New Beginnings Produces the Drama Food and Shelter to Help Community Gain a Deeper Understanding of Homelessness

October 2019 – New Beginnings and Jenny Sullivan Present Jane Anderson’s Food and Shelter at the New Vic

June 2019 – New Beginnings Releases Public Service Announcement Series to Engage Landlords

May 2019 – New Beginnings Recognizes Steve Baird as Landlord of the Year

February 2019 – New Beginnings Hires Michael Berton as its Development Coordinator

2018

December 2018 – New Beginnings Receives Substantial Bequest from Ann Garcelon

September 2018 – Harrison Ford to be Special Guest at New Beginnings 50th Anniversary Launch

May 2018 – Housing Authority Honors New Beginnings Counseling Center as Outstanding Community Partner of Year

April 2018 – New Beginnings’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program Earns Three-Year CARF International Accreditation

September 2017 – New Beginnings Counseling Center Honors 2017 Community Champions, Glenn and Amy Bacheller

2017

July 2017 – New Beginnings Counseling Center Welcomes Adam Liff to Board of Directors

June 2017 – Agencies Come Together County-Wide to End Homelessness

June 2017 – New Beginnings Counseling Center Hires Crystal Ramirez, PhD, MFT

June 2017 – Safe Parking Program Receives Solar Light Lending Library

April 2017 – New Beginnings Counseling Center Welcomes Guy Smith to Board of Directors

April 2017 – New Beginnings Counseling Center Welcomes Terence Ford to Board of Directors

February 2017 – New Beginnings Seeks Daytime Parking Lots for Displaced RV’s

January 2017 – Health Access and Care Coordination Project

2016

August 2016 – 4th Annual Changing Lives Gala

June 2016 – Salute to Lois Capps

2015

August 2015 – New Beginnings Counseling Center Honors Allan Ghitterman and Susan Rose

March 2015 – New Beginnings Counseling Center Receives Outstanding Community Partner Award

2014

April 2014 – Bimmerfest 2014 at Rose Bowl Selects Santa Barbara’s New Beginnings Counseling Center as Featured Charity

April 2014 – Comic Relief Supports Local Nonprofit New Beginnings Counseling Center