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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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PILLAR ONE:
Family
Stability

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PILLAR TWO:
Health &
Well-being

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PILLAR THREE:
Financial Management

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PILLAR FOUR:
Education & Training

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PILLAR FIVE:
Careers

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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 homeless 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 live-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.

Learn about the need

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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.

Learn about our impact

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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Donate

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

February 22, 2023

Community Leadership Luncheon: Social Sustainability

Join us for an afternoon of community building, conversation, and learning centered around catalyzing sustainable social change, particularly for those communities most impacted by social and climate injustice. This conversation will utilize an intersectional approach to social entrepreneurship and climate change solutions.

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February 25, 2023

Financial Wellness Fair

Join us for our Financial Wellness Fair for Women to discover your financial voice and learn valuable tips to better manage your finances and plan for your financial future!

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March 11, 2023

Family Stability Resource Fair

A day of workshops and resources centered around creating stable home environments and empowering women as leaders in their lives!

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March 18, 2023

2023 Fresh Start Annual Gala

Fresh Start’s annual Gala is an inspiring, fun, and fabulous party that fuels life-changing support of at-risk women on their journeys to empowerment and self-sufficiency.

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