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Fresh Start coaches people through probation by providing Christian mentors.

First Century Christians set themselves apart by ministering to the sick and dying who were thrown outside the city walls to suffer on their own. Today, Fresh Start mentors minister to probationers, people often left on their own to perish spiritually, financially and socially. We are made up of jail chaplains, probation officials, judges, pastors, and ordinary Christians--that is, church and state working together.

Fresh Start Mentorship Programs

Fresh Start’s specialized mentorship programs are designed to meet the specific needs of the client.

Smart Probation

A pilot program of the Florida Department of Corrections, Smart Probation steers away from...

Voluntary Probation Mentoring

Clients come to us by volunteering in their probation office for...

AMI Kids

"Fresh Start mentors juveniles returning from sentenced programs to help them re-enter their community, and we mentor at-risk youth not yet arrested or sentenced to help them stay out of the system."

JDC

JDC: "Fresh Start mentors male and female juveniles on a weekly basis in Clearwater at the Juvenile Detention Center."

Get Involved

Fresh Start gives free training (see our calendar) at churches and provides the simple paperwork for the required screening that we forward to the proper agency. If interested, send us an email with your name and contact information to freshstartreferral@gmail.com so that we may advise you of how to get training. Initial training is informational only, and you are not committed to mentor. After the training session, if still interested in mentoring, a book on coaching will be given you and some light background information collected. After finishing the book, you are ready for mentoring. As best as possible, we strive to match mentors with clients that seem most compatible.

  • Become a Mentor

    Fresh Start gives free training (see our calendar) at churches and provides the simple paperwork for the required screening that we forward to the proper agency. If interested, send us an email with your name and contact information to freshstartreferral@gmail.com so that we may advise you of how to get training. Initial training is informational only, and you are not committed to mentor. After the training session, if still interested in mentoring, a book on coaching will be given you and some light background information collected. After finishing the book, you are ready for mentoring. As best as possible, we strive to match mentors with clients that seem most compatible.

  • Need a Mentor

    Remember, the person being mentored has to want to be mentored. Family or friends who think someone would benefit from mentoring should have that person contact us. We must know the background and goals…

  • Donate to the Ministry

    We must financially provide for the chaplaincy of Chaplain Herb and the extensive administrative and IT costs of tracking and reporting our activities to the concerned local authorities. Without your support, this faith-based not-for-profit will not be able to train mentors and help those at risk.  National Christion Foundation button below allows you to donate directly to Fresh Start:

  • Request a Speaker

    Please contact us. There is no charge although we can always find use of an honorarium. We are used to…

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