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  • Home | Fresh Start Alumni

    Keep coming back. More will be revealed. Welcome Quotes: … Monthly Alumni Meeting - NOW HYBRID! The FSA holds an alumni meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. COME JOIN US IN PERSON! Each one features a guest speaker and a celebration of recovery milestones. More info on this and other FSA meetings can be found on the meetings page . The next HYBRID alumni meeting is: Tuesday, November 15th at 7:30 PM ​ John Muir Concord Medical Center Concord Room 1 &2 2540 East St. Concord, CA 94520 Click Here to Join Zoom Donate to the FSA Donations are used to pay the expenses of the association and provide financial scholarships to support patients who are currently enrolled in John Muir Behavioral Health Center’s recovery program. Donate Register as an FSA Member Registered members can receive regular FSA news and updates as well as upcoming event and meeting reminders through email and text messages. Register

  • About | Fresh Start Alumni

    About Us The Association 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. 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 addiction recovery facilities 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: President Jim K. jim@freshstartalumni.org Co-Vice-President Crystal F. crystal@freshstartalumni.org Co-Vice-President Max K. max@freshstartalumni.org Secretary Robert B. robert@freshstartalumni.org Treasurer Gina S. gina@freshstartalumni.org Non-Elected Coordinators 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: Events Position Open volunteer@freshstartalumni.org Website Aaron R. aaron@freshstartalumni.org Assistant Treasurer Gina S. gina@freshstartalumni.org Donations Position Open volunteer@freshstartalumni.org Zoom Tech Host Position Open volunteer@freshstartalumni.org

  • Meetings | Fresh Start Alumni

    Meetings Calendar Click for Calendar Monthly Alumni Birthday and Speaker Meeting Fresh Start Alumni holds their member meetings every 3rd Tuesday of the month 7:30 PM . This meeting is now Hybrid. We are in person at the John Muir Concord Medical Center in Concord Room 1 &2. This is a one hour meeting where we feature a guest speaker and celebrate milestone birthdays with fellowship and sobriety chips. We can relate to the hard work it takes in early recovery and understand every month maintaining sobriety in the first 365 days is a huge achievement! We recognize our members starting with the first 24 hours, and every month in the first year of being clean and sober. The Zoom meeting invitation is automatically shared once you sign up to become a FSA member. In order to receive a sobriety chip in the mail, please send an email to chips@freshstartalumni.org with your name, address and the sobriety milestone you celebrated. Fresh Start Alumni Monthly Board Meeting The Board of Directors meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM to collaborate ideas in strengthening and growing the association. The meetings are open to all members. We encourage your participation in these meetings as we value your feedback. ​ Please direct any ideas or questions to Jim@freshstartalumni.org Due to COVID restrictions, our meetings are currently held via Zoom . The Zoom meeting invitation and agenda are automatically shared once you sign up to be an FSA member. FSA Sponsored Group Meetings Fresh Start Alumni sponsors several group meetings for recovery-related topics that are unique from other recovery programs and organizations. We help facilitate meeting locale and extend insurance to the groups. Each group function autonomously, is responsible for its format and rules, and needs only to comply with a code-of-conduct agreement. FSA FamilyCare FamilyCare is a peer led process group open to family members of alumni as well as alumni for support made up of people who have experience, strength, and hope to share; to answer questions about recovery, and learn about their own journey of recovery. Meetings are held every Saturday at 9:00 AM . Regular attendance is encouraged but not required. ​ Zoom Meeting #: 847 8298 3290 ​ Password: 340951 ​ ​ ​ Due to COVID restrictions, FamilyCare is currently being held virtually through Zoom . Please email familycare@freshstartalumni.org to request the meeting ID and password. Join Here FSA ParentCare ParentCare is a process group open to alumni who have children who are addicts or alcoholics. Children may be of any age and do not need to be currently in recovery. The group is peer-led and not facilitated by a trained counselor. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 6:00 PM . Regular attendance is encouraged but not required. Parents are also welcome to attend the Saturday FamilyCare group. Due to COVID restrictions, FamilyCare is currently being held virtually through Zoom . Please email parentcare@freshstartalumni.org to request the meeting ID and password.

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  • Halloween Party
    Tickets: $10.00
    October 27, 2019 | 1:00 AM
    4080 Port Chicago Hwy, Concord, CA 94520, USA
  • Halloween Bingo Bash
    Tickets: $10.00
    October 21, 2018 | 1:30 AM
    4080 Port Chicago Hwy, Concord, CA 94520, USA
  • 2020 FSAA Crab Feed
    Tickets: $0.00
    March 22, 2020 | 1:00 AM
    4000 Concord Blvd, Concord, CA 94519, USA
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