The Fresh Start Mission

To restore Men to Dignity, Productivity and Responsibility; to remove unhoused Veterans from the streets or habitation unfit for humans and unworthy of their sacrificial service; to turn their despair into hope and optimism; to rebuild their self-respect and self-esteem while facilitating improvement of their overall health and housing situation.

The Fresh Start Program

Fresh Start is a community-based transitional living program designed to assist unhoused Veterans and other Men in the San Francisco Bay Area who are suffering from substance use disorder and other self-destructing habits or who simply need a fresh start in life.
Fresh Start has helped 100’s of unhoused veterans with emergency housing services to stabilize their health and housing while preparing them for independent living, so they can once again become economically self-sufficient members of the community.
Metropolitan Fresh Start Building
Our around-the-clock staff manages the house, including food preparation and cleaning services. The program provides full case management service for each Veteran as they work through a structured regiment including Peer Counseling services, Recovery Education, Relapse Prevention, Applied Recovery, and Processing groups all designed to motivate, build self-worth and instill hope daily.
The program is presently housed in the Sunset District of San Francisco, CA and serves the San Francisco Bay Area community.
Our accommodations afford each veteran/client a safe, secure, and caring place to call home - their own bed, laundry facilities, personal space for storage and more than adequate bathroom accommodations, as well as a kitchen providing space for their individual food items and three complete professionally prepared meals daily.

Our Philosophy

Meeting at Fresh Start
Our philosophy is based on the therapeutic relationship between an individual participant and the community group. While specific attention is given to participants according to their individual needs, the emphasis is on group dynamics. The purpose is to prepare men for independent living through an evidence-based social model program where the emphasis is on learning by experiencing, and by providing positive role models through staff and volunteers.


Although there are many worthwhile community-based organizations that are working to improve the quality of life in inner-city communities, many programs have been forced to drastically reduce services or completely shut down due to government cutbacks; however, in spite of these government cutbacks, the MFSH Board of Trustees, volunteers and people like YOU, have stepped in to fill the void with generous donations.
Please support these efforts by donating today.
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PO Box 12190
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Mailing Address

Metropolitan Fresh Start House
PO Box 12190
San Francisco, CA 94112

Physical Address

Metropolitan Fresh Start House
1300 30th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122


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