June 15, 2020

Come Zoom with us this Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30 PM for this month’s Fresh Start Alumni Association monthly alumni meeting.


Last month we resumed the monthly alumni meeting online and it was a great success. We received a ton positive responses. It wasn’t the same as meeting in person but it was great to see and hear everyone once again.


We still don’t know when we be able to resume in-person meetings but progress is being made as the country, state, and county are beginning the process of reopening. Many local twelve-step meetings are resuming in a scaled back form. Attendance is required to be limited and attendees must be spaced apart. We feel like this isn’t a good option for FSAA gatherings where the purpose is to bring all of us together; not just a few. Until that is possible, we plan to continue meeting virtually.


This month we are going to focus on recovery birthdays again. Everyone who has passed a clean and sober milestone in the last month will get some tim...

May 17, 2020

Join us this Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 PM for the return of the Fresh Start Alumni Association’s monthly alumni meeting, Zoom style!

It’s been nearly 3 months since we last held the monthly FSAA alumni meeting and, unfortunately, at this point, there’s no way to know when we’ll be able to be together again. It could be weeks or it could be months. But, eventually, we will! In the meantime we have the internet.

This Tuesday, we’re going to hold the meeting through Zoom. Obviously, It’s not going to be the same. There won’t be a raffle, there won’t be cake, and there won’t be hugs. But, we can still see each other’s faces, hear each other’s voices, and celebrate recovery — apart but together.

This month it’s going to be all about birthdays! There won’t be a featured speaker, instead we want to hear from all those celebrating recovery birthdays. Everyone who has passed a clean and sober milestone since the last alumni meeting in February will get some time to share their experience, strength,...

March 12, 2020

Greetings alumni,


We hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe.


Due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, on March 10 Contra Costa Health Services recommended cancelling or postponing community events greater than 50 people. Because of this, the FSAA has decided to cancel the March 21 Crab Feed.


We are saddened to have to cancel. The Crab Feed is one of the FSAA's most popular events. But, due to the seasonality of crab, it is not possible to simply reschedule. We look forward to holding it again next year.


Thank you to everyone who had already purchased tickets. We will be issuing full refunds this week. If you purchased tickets from an FSAA board member or volunteer, please try to contact them or send us an email to arrange a refund. If you purchased tickets online, no action is necessary. You should automatically be issued a refund sometime this week.


The next scheduled FSAA event is the annual Picnic & BBQ on August 23. It is our h...