FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
These FAQs provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about The New Beginnings. If you don’t find an answer to your question here, feel free to CONTACT US.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TNB FOR THE BUILDINGS THEY USE?
Each unit cost TNB $1 per month.
WHERE DOES TNB GET THEIR FUNDING?
TNB is not government funded. TNB is able to provide these services from generous and thoughtful donors.
IF TNB EXCEEDS THEIR YEARLY BUDGET, WHERE DO THE EXCESS FUNDS GO?
Since the founding of the program, TNB has not experienced an overflow of donations. If that occurs, the program will seek expansion options.
HOW MANY SINGLE MOTHERS CAN TNB ACCOMMODATE?
TNB can accommodate 5 mothers.
HOW MANY CHILDREN CAN EACH MOM HAVE?
Each mom can have up to three children.
HOW ARE MOTHERS REFERRED TO THE PROGRAM?
Mothers are referred by several state and government agencies. As well as, our social media accounts and website are other ways single mothers find our program.
HOW LONG CAN A MOTHER STAY IN THE PROGRAM? AND HOW?
Each mother can stay in the program for up to 2 years. By adhering to the guidelines and maintaining a 2.0 GPA.
DO THE MOTHERS PAY ANYTHING TOWARDS THEIR STAY?
TNB provides the housing and the additional services free of charge to the moms.
ARE THERE ANY EXPECTATIONS OF THE MOTHERS?
Yes, the mothers are expected to follow the guidelines in the resident handbook which is available upon request.
WHAT HAPPENS IF A MOTHER HAS FINANCIAL RESOURCES?
The mothers who get accepted into the program normally would not have access to financial resources. In rare cases, if a mother receives child support payment or financial aid refunds, we ask that they use those funds for child care or other needs they may have before using TNB funds.
WHAT ROLES DO THE MENTORS PLAY IN THE PROGRAM?
The mentors play several roles that are meant to set an example and counsel the moms and their children. One example of this is during meal time when the mentors are assisting with meal prep and providing a family atmosphere. In addition, the mentors provide structure by always being present to oversee the prayers and daily devotions.
DO THE MOTHERS HAVE JOBS?
One of the main goals of the program is to empower the mothers with a higher education. During their stay in the program, the mothers do not work in order to achieve that goal.
DOES TNB PAY FOR THE MOTHER'S EDUCATION?
TNB, at times, has paid for the mom’s education when financial aid was not provided or if they are pursuing their GED.
WHAT TYPE OF SCHOOLS DO THE RESIDENTS ATTEND?
The mother has the option to pursue a certificate program from the local technical schools, or pursue a two or four-year degree from the community college or the university. If a mom does not have a high school diploma, we will work with them to pass their GED.
HOW DOES TNB PROVIDE SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE TO THE MOTHERS?
Spiritual guidance is one of TNB’s primary objectives. The moms are expected to go to church on Sunday and Wednesday nights (during season). A Sunday school class is taught just for them on Sunday mornings while their children are in Sunday school. We also have devotions and prayers at every meal. TNB mentors are encouraged to be intentional to steer conversations in a spiritual direction whenever possible.
WHAT ADDITIONAL TRAINING DO THE MOTHERS RECEIVE TO ASSIST THEM IN THEIR OVERALL GROWTH?
The program director assesses each resident’s areas of need and meets with the mentors to institute a plan to teach the needed skills either individually or in a group setting. Some of the areas that have been addressed are: parenting, nutrition, hygiene, modesty, time management, money management, and housekeeping skills.