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An excellent program. Thank you for helping me understand the importance of boundaries and consequences. This has also changed my son's attitude towards me. He has found out I now will enforce the boundaries and he better understands the consequences because of it.

 - Family Healing Program partcipant and alumni member.

 

The Fresh Start Family Healing Program

For every single person with an addiction that struggles with the disease, there is a also a multitude of people that are also suffering. The torture of helplessly watching the erosion of a loved one’s life is devastating. If you have a person with a substance use disorder in your life, you likely know the feelings of helplessness, despair, and resentment. The good news is; you don’t have to live in the shadow of addiction. Our Family Healing Program (FHP) helps those who are closely associated with someone who is in their addiction (or recovery) deal with the effects of addiction on them and learn how to live in recovery also. Our FHP runs over a five week period, one night a week.

calendarFollowing program dates for 2019 -

 

  • September 10, 2019-October 8, 2019
  • October 29, 2019-November 26, 2019

It is imperative to attend all five weeks in order to be given all of the information, if you are willing to make this commitment please contact Jennifer at 403-387-6266 ext 541 to register or for more information. Program is held at Fresh Start 411-41 Ave, NE. Parking is available in the front and back of the building.

We Provide

At Fresh Start we know that recovery is possible not only for the person with the disease of addiction, but also for the family, friends and community who also suffer from the effects of this chronic illness.  You will have an opportunity to learn more about how the disease has been affecting you and discover new solutions that start with your healing.  You will be given an opportunity to explore and learn more about several topics which include but are not limited to:

  • The disease of addiction
  • Family roles and systems
  • Codependency
  • Boundaries
  • Letting go
  • The grieving process
  • Guilt vs shame
  • Helping vs enabling
  • Introduction to 12 step programs
  • Gratitude and forgiveness
 

This program has been developed with the knowledge that the disease of addiction is systemic in nature and that it can potentially affect a person’s quality of life as well as those close to them.  

Program Eligibility

Please know that The Family Healing Program is available to any man, woman, or family member that presently has or ever has been affected by someone else's addiction. This is open to anyone not just for the families involved with someone that has a loved one in our treatment program.

Program Length

Our program runs for five consecutive weeks in the evening from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Please see event calender for next scheduled group start dates. 

Program Costs

We have worked hard to make our programming available to everyone.  Payment for the program is available on a sliding scale with the base cost of the program being $100.00. Financial assistance may be granted to those in need.

Follow-Up

Monthly contact and additional counseling is available for those who wish to continue. We also encourage all FHP alumni to be part of our weekly FHP Alumni meetings.  See event schedule for times and dates.

The Family Healing Program is made possible in part through funding from The Government of Alberta’s Community Initiatives Operating Grant Program.

 

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Each year, in my dad’s name, I send a donation to Fresh Start to help another man get the help he needs, so his children can have a better life.  Fresh Start is nationally recognized for their addiction treatment program and I am grateful that I hear about the many fathers, grandfathers, brothers and sons who do get better ... and the families who get better and stronger as a result.

Your gift to Fresh Start Recovery Centre of up to $50 US through the Global Giving Little by Little challenge will earn an extra 50% in matching funds starting right NOW and lasting until 10PM MDT on Friday, August 16th, while matching funds last! 

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As many of you know, we have started our social enterprise venture by joining the ranks of the awesome food trucks here in Calgary.   We are kicking off our first full season and would like to give our supporters the first opportunity at booking us.  Last year we served at many private events as well as workplace lunch and learns. This is a great way to introduce your coworkers and community to the gifts of recovery and the Fresh Start movement.  They will be able to enjoy a recovery themed meal and they will know that when they eat with us, they are DOING GOOD with all profits helping more men and families get well. 

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We ARE a community that shows up for one another –whether you are a donor, supporter, family member, resident, alumni, volunteer, board member, staff or friend of Fresh Start - - this movement is about the tapestry of lives woven together to make lasting change… and change we are making. In ourselves, in others, in this city and country.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sep-24-2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Sep-25-2019
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Alumni Birthday Celebration


Oct-01-2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Oct-08-2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Oct-26-2019
8:00 PM –
Oct-27-2019
1:00 AM

Halloween Sober Dance