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Fresh Start

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: 

Whalan McDew, Program Coordinator
(757) 838-1960. Extension 316



The Fresh Start Job Readiness program is specifically designed to service the adult job seeker with identifiable barriers. Initially tailored as a resource for those with criminal records, agency experts have diversified the program to accommodate and guide youth towards successful and developing career goals, those ageing out of the foster care system, victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and the homeless.   Participants are taught skills in getting and keeping employment and are assisted in finding and keeping employment.

If you are interested in the Fresh Start program you should call us at (757) 838-1960 Extension 316. Our client oriented team will be glad to provide the quality service that the agency is well known for. You may reserve your seat in the upcoming class or schedule yourself for any of our scheduled classes through the year.

Fresh Start is an accelerated program, which requires the client(s) to commit to four days (12-20 hours) of training before being referred for a job.

Program curriculum include the following topics (i.e. Completing a job application, Interviewing skills, Developing a resume (either Functional, Chronological or a Combination type); Stress Management and Coping Skills assisted with their strategic plan towards success and budget counseling.

If you are interested in our Fresh Start program, have a criminal record of any kind, are experiencing barrier after barrier without tailored and professional support, aging from the foster care system or homeless, please call for an individual assessment.

Our valued community service agencies, collaborative partners, churches and organizations can refer clients deemed “hard to hire” directly to the program and asking to speak to the Fresh Start Staff.

The cost of the entire program is $25.00