Our goal is to reach out to those at the lowest point in their lives by giving them support and access to available resources and programs thereby helping them attain new-found stability, and achieve self-sufficient lives.
Each case that we accept is different, but there are three general steps that we follow:
(1) Initial Assessment: Addressing the causes of their poverty and impending homelessness, and taking care of their immediate needs.
(2) Advocacy & Foundation Building: In order to make long-term changes in our clients lives and setting them on the path to stable and self-sufficient living, Fresh Start:
• Advocates on behalf of clients in crisis situations • Develops collaborative action plans, sets goals and timelines • Provides agency referrals, access to programs, and possible emergency funds
(3) Long-Term, Follow-Up Support: For each client, we develop a long-term development plan for self sufficiency, through life skills advice and practical planning. We will ensure that Fresh Start clients have the best chance to maintain stable lives by active participation with other service agencies.
Fresh Start is dedicated to helping the poor, working poor, homeless, and those who can’t find help with existing social agencies.
We have the skills to help with many different poverty-related situations, including evictions, forced re-locations due to fires, landlord bankruptcy, poor living conditions, medical and mental health issues, inability to pay damage deposits and utilities and by helping people transition to independent living - just to name a few.
Every case is unique, but our goal is to advocate and stand up for our clients, put them in contact with available resources, and give them the best possible support to have quality, self-sufficient lives. To make a referral, please contact us today!