Welcome to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitaion and Correction

Skip Navigation

Please Note: You are viewing the non-styled version of Ohio Department of Rehabilitaion and Correction. Either your browser does not support Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) or it is disabled. We suggest upgrading your browser to the latest version of your favorite Internet browser.

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

Fresh Start, Inc.

Address

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

Phone

(216) 431-2554

Fax

(216) 431-4878

Locations

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

Program/Contacts

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

[Back to top]

Rejections:

  • 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.