Our Mission
To promote awareness of homelessness in our communities and to provide transitional housing for children and families helping them reach their full potential and goal of self-sufficiency.

What is FRESH Start?

Freedom, Respect, Education, Safety, Hope (F.R.E.S.H.) Start is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides transitional housing for homeless children and families of Okaloosa and Walton counties under Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Office on Homelessness and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We "Renew Hope and Help Rebuild Lives".


Who We Help

Transitional housing is available to homeless children and families and those who are in imminent danger of becoming homeless. They must be gainfully employed and free of drugs and alcohol. Our Fresh Start Program is for 9 months and the responsibilities of its residents will be a serious commintment to the rules as set forth by its administration.

Our program provides a supervised environment combining intake assessment, education, service/case plan, positive reinforcement, financial counseling and goal planning. The Fresh Start staff provide a full continuum of care from outreach and intake services to placement in permanent housing and steady employment. We at Fresh Start are committed to helping not only our residents but anyone who comes through our doors.

Many children are confused and stressed when homelessness issues are brought into their lives. We offer tutoring and mentoring to help them with school work and also provide counseling referrals when applicable.




Contact Us

8 Bobolink Street NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 243-5648

If you have any questions about FRESH Start, or if you or someone you know is in need of our assistance, please feel free to contact us.

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Opportunity, Inc. (Admin Office)
305 Lovejoy Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 409-3070
Fax: (850) 409-3071

Opportunity Place
305 Lovejoy Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 659-3190
Fax: (850) 659-3191