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Fresh Start

The Fresh Start Program was established February, 2012. Fresh Start serves foster youth in the Greater Austin area who are graduating high school, exiting the foster care system, and moving into independent living. Fresh Start has provided 40 individualized Life-Kits to foster youth with the Department of Family and Protective Services and Austin Children’s Shelter/Transitional Living Program through referrals. Fresh Start collaborates with other agencies, retail stores, and social service agencies to provide services to foster youth. Fresh Start will coordinate short-term ongoing assistance during the year with Austin Children’s Shelter/Transitional Living Program.

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Items requested by foster youth preparing to live on their own.
Life kits are ready to be assembled.