About us

We believe that if you build family you build community.


Fresh Start is a community project that has grown organically out of the long term relationships that have been developed first with the local community of Moulsecoomb and more latterly across East Brighton as a whole. Many years on from the early days of supporting one or two families, Fresh Start now provides a hands on support network for families and individuals facing challenging circumstances by offering activties, meals and counselling.

Mission Statement

We believe we can make a difference in our community by:

  • Building relationships
  • Addressing social isolation
  • Developing competent citizens
  • Empowering families
  • Building community


The centre has become a point of connection in the community for individuals and families who often have no other safe place of belonging. Like any place where community is strong we share food together as well as friendship.  

Our volunteers are integral to creating the supportive atmosphere that fosters the family values on which Fresh Start is founded. Their valuable contributions have helped us develop our centre and also helps to demonstrate a practical illustration of family which permeates our organisation.