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 | Nov 9, 2023
Fresh Start Recovery Centre Report - Nov 9, 2023

By Rod Garossino | Director of Fund Development

The gentleman in the picture is James, a Fresh Start alumnus. At an Alumni Milestone celebration event earlier this year, he took three years of continuous sobriety. He mentioned the financial support that he was getting, highlighting its transformative impact on his life. He had previously experienced challenges completing education goals because of financial difficulty. After completing treatment at Fresh Start, James moved into Fresh Start’s post-treatment housing, served as vice chair of our alumni association, and began to realize his ambitions. While working part-time at our facility, he embarked on a journey in Nursing school. With the financial support of Fresh Start, made possible by donations from the community, he has completed his education program and has achieved his goal of becoming a Nurse. Now, living independently, he dedicates himself to the community, engaging as a full-time Nurse and case worker at the Adolescent Addiction Recovery Center (AARC), guiding young people through recovery, and contributing part-time at the South Health Campus Hospital. Your donations not only supported his journey but also helped foster his commitment to serving others.

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

  • 170 people actively participated in the intensive 90-day Phase 1 recovery program.   
  • 82 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. 
  • 65 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.
  • 64 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.
  • 16 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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