Fresh Start Alumni (“FSA”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association dedicated to the advancement, promotion, and strengthening of the recovery process for its members and their families and co-dependents. We provide a forum for members to share their experience, strength, and hope with one another, to solve their common problems through the use of FSA-sponsored meetings, workshops, and social and educational activities. FSA believes alcoholism and drug addiction is a family illness, and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. FSA models a fellowship that is ethical, supportive, and demonstrates healthy boundaries to its members and those new to the recovery process at John Muir Behavioral Health Center, formerly known as “CFR.” FSA is not allied with any sect, denomination, or political entity; does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses opposes any cause. No part of the FSA’s property or earnings shall in any manner benefit any member or individual, and any funds over and above regular operating expenses shall be used solely for the projects of the association and scholarship assistance. FSA supports Recovery For All.
Fresh Start Alumni has over 2000 alumni with over 300 active members. Our members sponsor and participate in the following activities and events:
We work with John Muir Behavioral Health Center to support current patients in recovery through speaking engagements, sponsorship and participation in a mentor-mentee program.
We provide housing funding assistance for other members who may not be able to pay their mortgage or rent due to their recovery.
We provide scholarship funds to assist the recovering addict who is unable to pay for their recovery program following graduation from the 28-day program.
We sponsor events for our members to encourage participation, recovery and support. This includes a Crab Feed, Summer Picnic & BBQ, Halloween Bingo Bash, Thanksgiving Dinner, and Holiday Party.
Board of Directors
The FSA Board of Directors consists of four volunteer members elected by the members on an annual basis and serve a term of one calendar year. Here is a list and the contact information for the current board for 2021:
The FSA relies upon volunteers appointed by the Board of Directors to fulfill several positions of leadership. The positions may vary depending upon the present needs of the association which may include ad hoc committees. Here is a list of the current coordinators and positions which are in need of volunteers: