People Focused. Housing First.
The “New Beginnings Community” initiative is designed to be a self-managed Bridge Housing community for people in need of shelter.
This is a “Housing First” approach to quickly and successfully connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing with few preconditions and barriers.
Currently, the New Beginnings Community Initiative is in the Construction phase. Read our latest update!
New Beginning: A Bridge to Home
It’s not just a new beginning for the individuals, but a new beginning for the community. WE need a new beginning, a new imagination about what life is worth and what our community is missing out on because some of our neighbors are not being included due to a lack of proper housing.
All donations will go towards ongoing maintenance of the facilities, as well as in-house workshops and resources directed towards re-housing opportunities. Donations are tax-deductible.
Let’s Make New Beginnings Feel Like Home
We want to create a space where our residents can not only find rest but also where they can feel confident in working towards their housing goals. We are looking for 20-25 of EACH item to complete our goal before welcoming our first round of tenants. Individual donations are welcomed, or gather your family, community group, or business team and sponsor one shelter’s furnishings!
Examples of furnishings include:
– welcome mats
– sheets, blankets, and pillows
– decor (wall art — nature themed for the Community Center, rugs, houseplants, desk lamp, calendar, clock)
– hygiene care package (towels, washcloths, soap, shampoo, brush, toothbrush, toothpaste)
– pet care supplies
– broom & cleaning supplies
If you would like to donate furnishings, just send us an email letting us know what you’re donating and we can coordinate a time for one of our team members to pick it up from you!
Working with Northwest Arkansas to End Homelessness
A growing number of towns and cities across the U.S. have found a practical solution to homelessness through the construction of micro-shelter communities. Today these solutions are being proven effective initiatives to provide a housing first solution that will transition persons into permanent, stable housing solutions.
How You Can Get Involved
Learn more about the volunteer opportunities through our regional community initiatives, Laundry Love Fayetteville and Art in the Park.
It’s not just a new beginning for the individuals, but a new beginning for the community. Please contact us for more information on what it looks like to partner with New Beginnings.
All donations are 100% tax-deductible and will be used towards operational costs at New Beginnings and it's volunteer programs within the community.
Become a Volunteer Today
Interested in volunteering at New Beginnings?
We first encourage you to check out our community outreach programs as a starting point and introduction to the work and impact that Laundry Love and Art In The Park are doing throughout our community.
News & Updates
New Beginnings Community Meet Our Newest Board Member: Brock Gearhart! We are excited to announce that Brock Gearhart has joined the New Beginnings Board of Directors! Brock is passionate about advocating on behalf of New Beginnings and has been a huge influence...
New Beginnings Community Jane Hunt Donates $1 Million To New Beginnings! JANE HUNT DONATES $1 MILLION TO NEW BEGINNINGS IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS Arkansas Community Foundation leads organization’s largest gift to help homeless persons FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (May...
We’ve got exciting news to share!! Program buildings are arriving and we are finally starting to see glimpses of the New Beginnings campus come to life! We know we’re not the only ones who have waited for this day — so we wanted to share videos...