Reyes coordinates the thrift store, which helps fund the ministry and provide the women they serve with certain necessities.
Kosch, a former registered nurse, and Donna Weaver, who is working on her counseling license, mentor the women New Beginnings serves. New Beginnings also keeps paper and personal care products on hand to give away to women who need them, Reyes said.
For instance, women participating in the mentoring program may need work clothes. Or maybe they need furnishings for an apartment. On the inspirational side, New Beginnings also provides little cards with Bible verses printed on them or decorative rocks that say "believe" and "hope," Reyes said.
But New Beginnings also helps its clients set goals and budget their money, Reyes said.
Most of the women (80 percent) are from Grundy County, and many are middle-aged and older, or women on limited incomes who often must decided between buying their medication or buying toilet paper, Reyes added.
About 90 percent of the clients want someone to listen to them, Reyes said.
"We're getting new girls daily," she said. "Some are homeless, some come in because they need the mentoring part because they're down and out, some have just lost a loved one, and some have spouses who have left them.
"Some have come out of rehabilitation and need to talk to somebody to keep them accountable for the changes they have made in their lives – someone to mentor them and give them scripture to help them, to speak encouraging words."
Kosch said these women struggle with tough issues, such as unemployment, single parenthood, divorce, unemployment, marital infidelity or cancer. Kosch said women often start crying in front of her because they aren't accustomed to anyone listening to them.
New Beginnings is open to any woman age 18 and older.
"Any income level, any nationality can come [to New Beginnings]," Kosch said. "You won't be judged for anything going on in your life. If you're addicted to drugs, if there's marital infidelity, we don't want anyone to feel they can't come in for encouragement."