About New Morning
“The need as always been there. We’re paying today for what was ignored 30 years ago–children of parents who did not get the support they needed. It goes on exponentially until we break the chain. Until someone or something intercedes.”
- David Ashby, Executive Director
New Morning is an experienced non-profit organization [501(c)3] that has provided a safety net of services to troubled youth and their families on the Western Slope of El Dorado County since 1970. Over 30 staff members provide a full range of services addressing family dysfunction.
These services include the 24-hour Children’s Shelter, alcohol and drug treatment for adolescents, counseling and support for pregnant and parenting teens, and counseling for high-risk youth (youth who are abused, suicidal, experiencing school failure, runaway or thrown out of their home, or engaging in delinquent behavior).
New Morning’s therapists are among the highest-trained in the community, holding licenses as Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. In 2008, New Morning provided counseling and other services to over 2,000 young people at over 20 sites throughout the Western Slope of El Dorado County.
New Morning meets many rigorous quality standards, including certifications as a State of California alcohol and drug treatment provider, a Short-Doyle Mental Health Medi-Cal provider, and an Alcohol/Drug Medi-Cal provider. The Children’s Shelter falls under the purview of California Community Care Licensing and the State Foster Care Rates Bureau.
New Morning takes an active role in many local, regional and national coalitions, including the Child Abuse Prevention Council, Healthy Start, the School Attendance Review Board, the Western States Youth Services Network, the California Coalition for Youth, the National Network for Youth, and the National Runaway Switchboard.