Fresh Start Support Services seeks to enrich the community by sharing Christ's love and providing quality support for families. Fresh Start is committed to equipping those seeking to build a better future by developing parenting, education, and employment skills, and building intentional relationships.
Fresh Start's runs two main programs: residential parenting program and supportive housing program. The residential parenting program is run out of St Thomas, ON at Fresh Start Maternity Supports, and the supportive housing program is run out of St Thomas, ON at Fresh Start Maternity Supports and out of Aylmer, ON at The Family Central Apartments. Both of these programs work to share Christ's love with people in need of support in our communities.
Gifts and donations can be designated to either program and are administered separately. Please indicate on the drop-down menu under 'Donate now' section which program you wish to support.
Fresh Start Maternity Supports, located in St. Thomas Ontario but serving the entire province, provides a safe environment and extensive support to pregnant and parenting women, many of whom are facing challenges related to addictions, mental health issues, abuse, and homelessness. Women may also come to Fresh Start simply to develop parenting and life skills, obtain support, and gain stability. Fresh Start operates as a faith-based, non-profit organization that serves all women regardless of age, race, ethnicity, personal faith or socio-economic status.
The Family Central Apartments, located in Aylmer Ontario, provides supportive housing to families, women, and men looking for support in building a better future through education, employment and life skills goals. This is an integrated building with Intentional Neighbours acting as mentors to Program Participants.