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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Halfway House - Fresh Start, Inc.

Fresh Start, Inc.


Administrative Office
2415 E. 55th St.
Cleveland, OH 44104


(216) 431-2554


(216) 431-4878


4807 Cedar Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
(216) 431-4979

16801 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44112
(216) 531-1373

1809 E. 89th Street
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 231-1888


Bob Francis – Intake Coordinator
Michael Smith – Executive Director

Admission/Rejection Criteria Admissions:

  • Adult male and female offenders that are chemically dependent, ambulatory, free of communicable disease and willing to accept treatment

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  • Sex offense convictions; Predatory pattern; Arson; Capital offenses; Pattern of violence

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.