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We are Fresh Start

We empower women to succeed.

Creating unlimited opportunities for women

A pillar in the Phoenix community for over 30 years, Fresh Start transforms lives by providing access and resources that help women achieve self-sufficiency and use their strength to thrive.

Our work empowers women as they become the hero of their own story, providing wrap-around services and one-on-one support for every step of the journey forward.



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Our Work

Building personalized pathways towards self-sufficiency.

With one-on-one support and wrap-around services in five key areas, we help women achieve economic independence and personal empowerment.

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Health &

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Financial Management

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Education & Training

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“I was a woman who was broken. I’m not that anymore and I’m grateful, every day, for that.”
-Jaylene, A Fresh Start woman

From facing homelessness with her three children to starting her own real estate business, Jaylene’s story is just one example of our mission in action. Learn more about our life-changing impact by browsing more success stories.

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The Need

Brain science on the impacts of poverty & the path to self-sufficiency.

Many of the women who come to Fresh Start are domestic violence survivors, single mothers, unemployed or underemployed, and have a household income at the poverty level. Learn more about how Fresh Start uses brain science to break generational cycles of poverty.

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Our Approach

Pioneering strategic solutions. Catalyzing long-term growth.

Our programs help women develop a personalized pathway to economic self-sufficiency and personal empowerment. Learn more about our career-focused, evidence-informed strategic approach.

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Our Impact

Education, career resources,
and support

Our long-term impact is visible in the lives of women that have broken out of poverty and established stable, fulfilling financial and career outcomes.

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Support Fresh Start women.

Access to education and career opportunities are essential to helping women cultivate sustainable, long-term change. Your support of our mission ensures that we’re able to continue our important work of empowering Arizona’s women to succeed.

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Your donation will help women break generational cycles of poverty, impacting not only their life, but the lives of their children, too.

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Partner with us

Help create unlimited opportunities for Arizona’s women! Connect with us to learn more about becoming an employer, educator, or community partner today.

Our Upcoming Events

October 14, 2023

Family Stability Resource Fair

Join us for a day of FREE resources centered around family wellness and empowering women as leaders in their lives!

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October 19, 2023

Virtual Community Partner Breakfast

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October 20, 2023

Building Generational Wealth Series: Homeownership

Women will be provided with the tools and resources they need to make homeownership a reality, not just a dream. Light breakfast provided!

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November 3, 2023

Fresh Start Charity Golf Classic

Hosted by the Fresh Start Men’s Board, the Fresh Start Charity Golf Classic is one of Arizona’s largest non-celebrity, charity golf tournaments.

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