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SPECIAL INITIATIVES

Justice-Involved Women

Make your second chance a Fresh Start. We’re here to help.

Committed to helping women forge new beginnings, Fresh Start has programs specifically designed to support justice-involved women. 

Receive ongoing, one-on-one support from a Social Worker and Success Coach to address needs, identify growth opportunities, and action plan to move forward. 

Specialty support offerings:

  • Workshops & support groups to help navigate housing, employment, restoring rights, & more 
  • Career training opportunities to help reenter the job market 
  • Connection to exclusive community resources 

EXPLORE PILLARS:


– Family Stability 
– Health & Well-being 
– Financial Management
– Education & Training 
– Careers 

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Our offerings, at a glance

From individual workshops to on-going, personalized support, Fresh Start provides free, wrap-around services in five key areas, equipping you with the tools you need to succeed.

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PILLAR ONE

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FAMILY
STABILITY

  • Family Law Support
  • Resource referral sessions
  • Family wellness workshops
  • “She Thrives” program for young women, ages 12-17

PILLAR TWO

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HEALTH
& WELL-BEING

  • Peer support groups
  • Individual heath coaching
  • Mental & physical health workshops

PILLAR THREE

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FINANCIAL
MANAGEMENT

  • Collaborative financial guidance sessions
  • Financial literacy workshops on budgeting, bill management, credit card use, home ownership, & more

PILLAR FOUR

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EDUCATION
& TRAINING

  • Small business start-up program →
  • Career & vocational training scholarships
  • Workforce training programs
  • Education workshops

PILLAR FIVE

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CAREERS

  • Career training opportunities
  • Employment coaching & career advising →
  • Computer literacy courses →

Focus One:
Stability

Get free, one-on-one support in identifying your needs, goals, and begin charting your path forward.

Focus Two:
Education & employment

Get access to in-demand education and career opportunities to make sure you’re set to provide for yourself and your family, both now and in the future.

Focus Three:
Self-sufficiency

Become the hero of your own story and thrive! Continue setting and achieving your goals—there’s no limit to what you can accomplish.

HEAR IT FROM HER

Kathy

“I am a formerly incarcerated woman who came to Fresh Start for assistance. After finding employment, I had no means of transportation to get from my residence to the training site. My social worker provided me with enough Lyft codes to secure transportation the entire time of my training. I am now working full-time in a job that I love and it reminds me that second chances are important to women like myself. I am grateful to Fresh Start.” 

-Kathy, a Fresh Start woman

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Proven impact in every step forward.

Our goal achievement rate

Goal action plans allow women to identify what steps are necessary to build the life they want for themselves.

With support from Fresh Start staff, women are individually mentored and coached through the process of identifying, setting, and achieving goals as they take steps towards self-sufficiency.

Below is the goal achievement rate from the last fiscal year, organized by pillar:

Pillar One:
Family Stability

Pillar two:
Health &
Well-being

Pillar three:
Financial
ManagemenT

Pillar four:
Education
& Training

Pillar five:
Careers