I first went to FSM and got my life clean 5 and a half years ago.
Joe and Kelly are blessings to all who tried and did get there lives back…. and ALL the praise goes to that person called JESUS!!! GOD bless Fresh Start and all the great works that take place there….. Thanks to JESUS CHRIST I have 4 1/2 years clean and sober… he never gave up on me.
I need to say that I was there & witnessed miracles & restoration in many lives at FSM. The measure of compassionate love & understanding that men receive by the staff is astronomical; many of us were taken in when we wouldn’t have been welcomed anywhere else & were a social outcast.
What was rea…
This time I’ve grasped the knowledge of God. And, once I learned how to submit, my life has never been the same (and I thank God and Fresh Start for that). Out with the old and in with the new. Today, I’m further in life’s recovery than I’ve ever been before.
The Fruit of Fresh Start Ministries speaks for itself. And thank You Jesus that You made the Way!
I KNOW what Christ & Pastor Joe did for MY two Precious Big Brothers & for this I will Praise My Lord & Savior JESUS Christ!!!
I am a Fresh Start alumni. The teachings I learned while I was a resident there, gave me the tools I needed to not only stay sober, but find a true sense of happiness. Now I am attending a pastoral college to share my experiences and help others see the lies of the devil for what they are. We are al…
I want to thank you & all the staff for your investment in the work of Christ in my son. I am more profoundly grateful than I can express.
FSM is the place that saves lives over and over and over again.
I know that some people battle with different demons but I also know that without the help I have received from FSM and my friends there I would be a mess!
Located in Orlando, Fresh Start Ministries of Central Florida, Inc. provides affordable residential treatment for men recovering from life controlling problems, most typically substance abuse, through provision of transitional housing and comprehensive educational and support services. The program is designed to help a man struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, have an organized opportunity to get the help he needs while still continuing to work his job and support his family.
Fresh Start Ministries began helping men in the Central Florida area in June of 1986. The Fresh Start program enables a man to recover from his addiction through a safe and secure environment, classes, support groups and biblical counseling. The Fresh Start program begins with an intervention, by confronting the individual with his dysfunction and its impact on his life, and then by principles of accountability and spirituality, the man is introduced to positive role models who help to redirect his life physically, mentally and spiritually.
Fresh Start provides an atmosphere of discipline, using Christ-centered principles, support and a sensible knowledge of addiction recovery. By providing a strong biblical foundation and support in a family-like environment, the men are taught communication and relational skills, strong individual and family values, and the foundation of the Christian life, thereby strengthening their moral and social values. As a faith-based nonprofit organization, Fresh Start Ministries’ guiding philosophy is “Recovery and Restoration through Jesus”.
Fresh Start is a year-long, residential, faith-based substance abuse program for men. The program is designed to help a man struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, have an organized opportunity to get the help he needs while still continuing to work his job and support his family.
The Fresh Start program allows a man to work during the day and attend his 12-Step classes every evening. Each man must be back on property by 6pm, have dinner, and after dinner he’ll have classes, counseling and bible study. The program is broken into phases that walk through the various steps toward total healing. Initially, the first phase focuses all on drug and alcohol information, signs & symptoms to look for when you’re on a build up to use, triggers, relapse prevention techniques, etc. The next phases are more “tailored” to the individual. The client & his counselor establish a treatment plan that deals specifically with issues that are important to him. Issues like: anger management, self-esteem, communication, relationships, and un-forgiveness. Phase 3 is about building a deeper spiritual base how to turn religion into being person and relational. The final phase, Phase 4 is geared toward aftercare and teaching him out to operate outside of treatment and what the necessary continued steps he will need to do to maintain his sobriety.
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“Thank you for caring for those struggling with substance abuse like Fresh Start Ministries in Orlando”
-Governor Jeb Bush, (Governor’s Faith-Based Conference, 2002)