Dear Community Supporters.

The Board of Fresh Start has chosen to pause the Group Home program of the ministry effective May 4th, 2018. However, the Support Housing program will remain open.

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Welcome to Fresh Start Maternity Supports

FSMS provides a safe environment and support to pregnant and parenting women facing challenges related to parenting and life skills. Women recovering from addictions, mild mental health challenges, abuse and homelessness may also benefit from the support, structure and security that Fresh Start has to offer. We serve women of all ages from across the province of Ontario, Canada.

Fresh Start Maternity Supports provides some service/supports in low German. For assistance please call Birtha at 226-973-9649. Jewesse Bedeenungen bie Fresh Start Maternity Supports woaren uk opp Plautdietsch jeboden. Foont Birtha bie 226-973-9649.

Anniversary Celebration Banquet

Please note that the 2018 Spring Banquet (Friday, May 11th) has been postponed until the Fall 2018. Details will be announced at a later date. We are sorry for any inconvenience, and thank you for your continued support.

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Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points

By donating some (or all) of your Shoppers Optimum Points™ to Fresh Start Support Services, you are making it possible for us to use your points at Shoppers Drug Mart® toward the purchase of products and supplies we need. To donate your Shoppers Optimum Points™, please visit If you are not presently a Shoppers Optimum Member™, just ask for a card at your next visit to Shoppers Drug Mart®. Your new card will be issued right on the spot at no cost. Donor names and contact information are not provided to the recipient charity. Please contact us if you wish to receive direct acknowledgement from Fresh Start Support Services for your points donation.

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To share Christ's love with pregnant and parenting women in need of support and to improve the quality of life for them and their children by providing the necessary tools to be able to succeed in life and parenting.


Fresh Start offers support and services to women anytime during their pregnancy and up to 2 years after (depending on date of intake). After women transition from our services into the local community she can choose to remain connected with Fresh Start staff for ongoing support for up to six months formally. Often our residents keep in touch informally for years to come!

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Support Housing

  • Safe environment
  • Individual case manager
  • Experienced staff
  • Pre-natal care nurse
  • Delivery assistance
  • Housing assistance
  • Parenting support


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Community Support

  • assist with housing search
  • help moving
  • assist with furnishings
  • housewarming party!
  • in home on going support
  • community resources
  • advocacy


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