New Beginnings News & Events
Events are a wonderful way for our organization to stay connected with the community, and the people that help New Beginnings sustain and grow. We always have new and exciting events scheduled and look forward to welcoming new friends and connecting with our existing supporters on a regular basis. Please check back for frequent updates.
Bimmerfest 2013 Gives Back to the Community
New Beginnings Counseling Center selected as Bimmerfest 2013’s Featured Charity
Bimmerfest 2013 has selected Santa Barbara-based New Beginnings Counseling Center as this year’s featured charity for the event’s “Opportunity Drawing”. Bimmerfest 2013, sponsored by ESS Tuning, will be held on May 18th at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Ca.
Bimmerfest is a community of BMW enthusiasts and the largest BMW car show in North America. “Each year BMW owners come together to share their collective passion for the brand and their cars, but more importantly, to give back to those need,” shares Jon Shafer, Bimmerfest Founder.
When: Saturday, May 18th, 2013
Where: The Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103
Entry Fee: $20 per BMW to park in the show OR $15 per person to walk in -- kids 12 and under are free
For more information, visit bimmerfest.com.
new beginnings basks in national press
New Beginnings Counseling Center’s Safe Parking Program Featured in
Rolling Stone Magazine Article on ‘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.
The Safe Parking Program™, often regarded a model program by international media examining the homelessness crisis, has been featured by NBC Nightly News, NPR, PBS, CNN, People Magazine and the Larry King Show. “Our mission,” says Executive Director Kristine Schwarz “is to provide the support services necessary for all members of our community to thrive. This particular program aims to empower the non-traditional homeless and provide the level of stability they need to make positive change.”
“The individuals and families who are served by the Safe Parking Program™ are not only homeless,” adds Roslyn Scheuerman, one of the program’s two case managers. “They are refugees from the American Dream.” The program, founded in 2004, provides case management and outreach to the homeless population and safe overnight parking to individuals and families living in their vehicles. In 2010-2011, the program served over 800 people. “The Cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta and the County of Santa Barbara have been tremendously supportive of the program since its inception,” said Schwarz. “Without government contracts and grants, the program would be without funding.”
The article entitled “The Recession’s Middle-Class Casualties,” can currently be found on the news stand, online at http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-sharp-sudden-decline-of-americas-middle-class-20120622 or at www.rollingstone.com, or at zinio.com.
NATIONAL Broadcast NEWS COVERAGE
full time worker living in a car
Short Film about New Beginnings Counseling Center
12 WEEK DBT-INFORMED PSYCHOTHERAPY GROUP
Beginning MARCH 11, 2013
Twelve Weeks, Monday’s from 5:30 – 7:30pm, $10 per session, Limit: 10 group members
Location: New Beginnings 324 E. Carrillo Street, Suite C Santa Barbara, CA 805-963-7777
Anger management group
12-Week Anger Management classes beginning May 1st, 2013
Sign-up now call 805-963-7777 x108
$20 per group/week
NEW BEGINNINGS IN THE NEWS
New Beginnings Counseling Center and its programs have been featured locally in print, online and broadcast media and nationally on NBC Nightly News, NPR, PBS, CNN and even the Larry King Show, among others.
Below are links to recent articles.
Please contact Executive Director, Kristine Schwarz, with all press and media inquiries.
Dr. Tina Payne Bryson inspired over 100 attendees with her presentation on her book, ‘The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind’ on January 15 at Unity Church. Dr. Bryson illustrated the need to integrate our right and left brain hemispheres with humorous stories that opened up the audience’s ability to learn and apply her Brain Science research. Her presentation was easy to follow and insightful. The local Santa Barbara audience loved that she also answered questions after the presentation and was available to sign her book following her presentation.
New Beginnings’ Staff, Board and Supporters gathered at Santa Barbara Central Library's Faulkner Gallery on November 29th for light refreshments and to learn firsthand how NBCC's programs help people in our community have new beginnings.
NBCC also debuted a short film about the Center directed by local Santa Barbara City College student, Wasabi Fan.
More than 50 supporters attended the intimate event sponsored by Montecito Bank & Trust. Other contributors to the event include: Rincon Catering, Whole Foods, the Fund for Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Winery and Lynda.com.
Thank you to Judi Weisbart for taking photos at the event.
Spring Wine Tasting
Carr Winery and Vineyards Tasting Room
Our Spring Wine Tasting, held on May 18, 2012 at Carr Winery and Vineyards Tasting Room, was very successful thanks to the support of our local community. Over 120 people came out to the event to celebrate the work of New Beginnings Counseling Center, sample great wines, eat gourmet food and enjoy live jazz music from Bossa Blue.
A big thank you goes to Montecito Bank and Trust and all of our sponsors, volunteers, board members and staff for a fun filled and lively event. Our wonderful food sponsors provided an abundance of gourmet food.
Every guest qualified to win their choice of a raffle prize and supported our work by bidding on auction items. The winery was packed with happy people enjoying the spring wine tasting in support of New Beginnings Counseling Center!
Thank you Alison Photography for the great photos of the Spring Wine Tasting Event
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