We are sorry to announce that due to lack of funding and increased needs we are no longer able to offer financial assistance for rent or utilities.
We are not a shelter and do not offer housing until we raise 2 million dollars to build housing in the future.
We will continue to offer our street outreach Friday mornings at the Link Transit Hub parking lot in downtown Burlington, where we offer anyone coffee, snacks, socks and toiletries.
We will also continue our Load for the Road laundry service at Page's Laundromat Wednesday mornings for those who are homeless.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this difficult time.
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It is with mixed emotions that Fresh Start Alamance announces the closing of our Community Center until such time as we build quality affordable housing and can house it there or the need arises for another location.
Since opening in April 2019 we have been honored to serve over 247 wonderful people, in addition to people who just stopped in to receive clothing or food. We helped 4 people obtain and maintain permanent housing in apartments or houses. Through the generosity of New Life @ Hocutt we were able to allow people to take 3063 showers and do 1087 loads of laundry! The generosity of the community in helping keep us filled with supplies blessed us beyond belief.
We are excited to enter Phase II of our business plan to end homelessness by raising money to buy property and to build quality affordable housing as we have found this is the #1 NEED in Alamance County that is not being met. In order to do this we must focus our energy and resources on making this a reality. We will continue to reach out and maintain contact with our friends through street outreach like we did in the very beginning and through targeted office hours and appointments at our new office location at Coworking on Main, 906 S Main St Burlington NC 27215. Walk in hours will be Wednesdays from 9-11 am starting February 2, 2022, and Summer Hours by appointment only by calling 336-525-9936.
If you would like to join us in making our goal a reality please contact us via Facebook Messenger, phone or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
We will still be giving out snacks such as Vienna Sausages, Beanie Weanies, Cheese Crackers, Water, Coffee, Nutra Grain Bars, Flavor packets for water, etc.
Our long term needs will be: Grant Writers, Land, Contractors, Lawyers, Volunteers to help build, Partners who share our vision to end homelessness by making housing affordable, Case Managers to follow housed individuals for at least 6 months, Volunteers willing to talk to the community and raise awareness, and last but certainly not least we will need Volunteers willing to organize fundraising!
Again, thank you all for your constant support, we love and appreciate you all!
-All of us at Fresh Start Alamance
Disclaimer: We are still a small nonprofit and can only offer referrals and minimal financial help at this time. Please see the pictures below for United Way's list of resources in Alamance County.
Did you know Burlington NC has the only homeless shelter in a 5 county region? There are 300- 400 people on Alamance County's Public Housing waiting list and 1000 people waiting for Section 8 housing. We hope to help eradicate this by providing quality affordable 1-3 Bedroom apartments, initially for no cost, for those who qualify, except volunteer hours on site. We will provide access to Literacy classes, counseling, meals, employment assistance and on site childcare for residents only. Our target populations are Veterans, Women, Families and children aging out of Foster Care.
We are a charitable 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Alamance County, NC focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With proper funding we will provide quality affordable housing; access to counseling, education, & food; and most importantly show unconditional love to the impoverished. By using a "housing first" model we hope to give people a fresh start and a new
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