Success is more than a destination—it is present in every step of a woman’s courageous journey to achieving her full potential. See the power of lives transformed as we empower Arizona’s women to succeed.
Genevieve’s Fresh Start story begins in August of 2004. A single mother of two kids, she was unemployed without any savings, and needed money to pay her rent. Fresh Start helped Genevieve conquer obstacles and achieve her full potential as she became a commercial real estate owner investor.
Julia came to Fresh Start 20 years ago as a survivor of domestic violence in an abusive marriage to a drug addicted husband. She began working with a social worker to receive healing-centered trauma-informed support and she enrolled in the Personal Empowerment Series to create healthy boundaries in her relationships.
Sarah struggled with many layers of trauma, but within the doors of Fresh Start, Sarah felt safe for the first time in a long time. She used several Fresh Start resources, including workshops and counseling, to achieve her goals. Along the way she found a new community of women all looking to grow and thrive.
After struggling with the discovery of her autoimmune disease, Eve felt her self-esteem plummet to its lowest. Her life unraveled far from the plan she had in her mind, and she needed support. Fresh Start entered her life at the perfect moment and now she’s flourishing in the beauty of the unexpected.
As an immigrant arriving to the United States, Mila didn’t speak English, she had no cultural knowledge or experience and no means for transportation. “Everything was a challenge,” Mila said. “My life was not glamorous and it took several rapid turns with more hardship than I could ever have imagined.”
Jessica went back-and-forth between working and short-term disability while caring for her children. When she lost her job in 2020, Jessica decided to go back to school but needed additional support and resources. Through Fresh Start, she enrolled in the Personal Empowerment Series and Grow with Google and found community in a support group for her disability.
Sylvia came to Fresh Start as a full-time mom in the midst of a stressful divorce. She wanted to gain independence and teach her two sons that they could do anything they set their mind to. Through the support and community at Fresh Start, Sylvia earned a bachelor’s degree and the freedom she desired.
As a struggling single mom of two kids, including a special needs child with high functioning autism, Diana felt emotionally and financially broken. Diana took Fresh Start classes to earn multiple promotions at work, fully support her family’s financial needs, and build her dream career in real estate.
Grow with Google gives Fresh Start women with the opportunity to earn a Google Career certificate in the high-growth fields of data analytics, IT support, project management, & user experience, ultimately empowering them to earn a self-sufficient wage and provide for their families.
“Fresh Start has positively impacted my life. Knowing that there are people who are positive in a negative world—that they’re there to encourage you every step of the way and want to see you move forward—makes me feel encouraged. I am going to take what I learned and keep applying it to my life and work.”
“When I first came to Fresh Start, I had two suitcases and a prayer.” Moving to Phoenix alone and without a job, Blaire found herself in need of resources, guidance, and community. With Fresh Start support, Blaire advanced her career, eventually going on to earn her master’s degree and a Google career certificate.