Your gift delivers #GratefulRecovery to 18 Men

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Your gift delivers #GratefulRecovery to 18 Men
Your gift delivers #GratefulRecovery to 18 Men
Your gift delivers #GratefulRecovery to 18 Men
Your gift delivers #GratefulRecovery to 18 Men
Your gift delivers #GratefulRecovery to 18 Men
Your gift delivers #GratefulRecovery to 18 Men
Your gift delivers #GratefulRecovery to 18 Men
Your gift delivers #GratefulRecovery to 18 Men
Your gift delivers #GratefulRecovery to 18 Men
Your gift delivers #GratefulRecovery to 18 Men
Your gift delivers #GratefulRecovery to 18 Men
Your gift delivers #GratefulRecovery to 18 Men
Your gift delivers #GratefulRecovery to 18 Men

Project Report | Jul 13, 2023
Fresh Start Recovery Centre Report - July 12, 2023

By Rod Garossino | Director of Fund Development

Recent Program Graduates
Recent Program Graduates

This incredible group of individuals from different backgrounds recently celebrated their Graditude (aka Graduation) and new journey in recovery. Some have gone back home to different parts of Alberta with continued support from our outreach team and others have moved into our post treatment housing. The connection to Fresh Start remains strong with alumni attending weekly meetings either  in person or online.

Fresh Start Recovery is experiencing a period of significant growth that will enable our organization to help even more people struggling with addiction. We are preparing to open a new 50-bed treatment facility in Lethbridge, adjacent to our existing 23-bed facility there. The new facility is one of several “Recovery Communities” being built by the Government of Alberta in different parts of the province. Fresh Start will operate the new facility as a men-only operation. We will be exploring the possibility of converting our existing 23-bed co-ed facility to serve women only.

Once the new facility is operational, Fresh Start will be able to serve 123 people at a time in 3 locations – an increase of over 68% from our current capacity.

While this is a significant increase in the scale of our operation, we remain steadfast in our commitment to serve every client in a way that is consistent with our vision statement: Every individual – Recovery for life.

Since our last report in March of 2023, we have achieved the following:  

  • 129 people actively participated in the intensive 90-day Phase 1 recovery program.   
  • 69 people participated in Phase 2 of our program. Phase 2 is a 100-day transitional phase that builds on the work done in the initial 90-day program. 
  • 56 people participated in Phase 3 which includes living in transitional housing units or returning to community with continued access to Outreach support and involvement with Fresh Start Alumni.
  • 34 people participated in Phase 4, living in Fresh Start’s post-treatment housing.
  • Note that the Phase 2, 3 and 4 numbers include clients living in community, in the main Fresh Start facilities or in our post-treatment housing.
  • 32 people participated in our Family Healing Program that helps people who have someone in their life who is affected by addiction. The program helps people deal with the effects of their loved one’s addiction on themand learn how to live in recovery also. 


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Fresh Start Recovery Centre

Location: Calgary, AB - Canada
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @FreshStartRC
Project Leader:
Rod Garossino
Calgary , AB Canada
$29,612 raised of $99,000 goal
333 donations
$69,388 to go
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