Freshstart FAQs


What ages does Fresh Start work with?

We can accept youth between the ages of 5-17.

Will my youth have a roommate?

Adolescent Males and Females have private bedrooms.
Fresh Start for Children has one double occupancy room, with all others being private bedrooms.


How long will my youth be at Fresh Start?

Average length of stay is around 90 days, for the Assessment and Diagnostic Track.

Average length of stay is around 30 days for the Stabilization Track.

Where is Fresh Start located?

We have locations in the greater Richmond Area: Chesterfield and Henrico


Are there recreational activities at Fresh Start?

Yes, there are many scheduled recreational activities that the youth participate in. Also the youth are able to engage in community activities with direct staff supervision.


When and how do I make a referral?

Referrals are accepted 24 hours a day seven days a week; just give us a call at 804-612-3307 


Why should I send my youth to Fresh Start?

Fresh Start is a safe, stable and structured program, with 24 hour supervision, that encourages and supports the youth in the program. Fresh Start strives to have a home like environment that encourages relationship building, self-esteem, and addresses treatment needs.The assessment from Fresh Start is a comprehensive, functional and goal directed to help establish the roots to permanency.

5511 Staples Mill Road

Suite 102

Richmond, VA 23228


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