Better Business Bureau Report for
Fresh Start, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2011
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 2013

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Fresh Start, Inc.
Address: 2415 E 55th St
  Cleveland, OH 44104
Phone: 216-431-2554
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1968, Ohio
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: None

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BBB Wise Giving Alliance Comment


This charitable organization either has not responded to written BBB requests for information or has declined to be evaluated in relation to BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Charity participation in BBB review is voluntary. However, without the requested information, it is not possible to determine whether this charity adheres to all of the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. The BBB encourages charities to disclose accountability information beyond that typically included in financial statements and government filings, in order to demonstrate transparency and strengthen public trust in the charitable sector.

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"Program Overview *30 days for primary treatment; 90 to 180 days average program length *ODADAS certified for Residential Primary, Halfway House and Outpatient Services. *In the Primary Residential Alcohol and Drug Program Fresh Start provides six hours of therapy designed to gain insight and to provide cognitive restructuring, lectures, workbook assignments, skill building groups, i.e., life skills, money management, spirituality, nutrition and peer assessment. *In the Halfway House and Drug Program, Fresh Start provides two to three hours of treatment per day. This consists of group therapy, both insight and cognitive oriented lectures and skill building groups."

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : Michael Smith, Executive Director

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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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