Our Services

New Connections has a 20-year history of serving the Kent and the South King County communities. Our mission is to connect justice-involved youth, adults, and families for a fresh start with education and resources. 


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Fresh Start Program

 Fresh Start facilitates personal enrichment curriculum in the Kent area to   youth, adults, and families who are facing challenges and barriers in their lives. Our goal is to  empower youth to build and develop skills to disengage from self destructive behavior. 

— Lana Matthews, Founder

New Connections VPR (Violence, Peace and Restoration) Project

The New Connections VPR (Violence, Peace and Restoration) Project is part of our signature “Fresh Start” program for youth. This project uses photography as a medium for youth in South King County to document their dual experiences of peace and violence, restore connections to their community, and channel their collective voice to reflect upon and communicate issues of critical concern to their own communities. 

Our Services 

Community Services

  • Office Work
  • Yard Work


Driver's License / Re Licensing program

  • Petitioning courts, collections
  • Ignition Interlock 
  • Accidents and Insurance companies

Depending on the suspension there is a fee of $70.

Basic needs program

  • Mailing address
  • Snack packs
  • Hygiene packs
  • Socks, gloves, scarves

Veteran Services

  • Assistance with applications to access services and resources.

Gowns for grads

Removes financial barriers to senior year celebrations.

  • Caps and Tassels
  • Free senior photo events
  • Gowns and Stoles
  • Yearbook assistance

It costs $350 per senior. We welcome any donations. As a 501C-3 non profit all donations can be a tax write off.

Visit Gownsforgrads.org for more information.

Impact Panels

  •  Monthly 2hr classes
  • Spanish DUI panel (1st Thursday every month)

Spanish DV Impact Panel and Domestic Violence Impact Panel

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422 West Titus Street Kent, WA 98032

(Call Us) 253.856.9200