Fresh Start

This past summer, NHS acquired the Fresh Start programs. Fresh Start is a transitional housing, drug and alcohol treatment, and supportive service agency that serves adults from Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, Chester Counties, and southern New Jersey. Fresh Start provides therapeutic housing and related supportive services to approximately 800 adults annually. The Recovery Homes offered at Fresh Start provide residential support to individuals with substance use disorders who are often also in need of the type of treatment services NHS provides. This acquisition significantly increases the level of specialty services provided to our growing veteran population, and enhances the services that NHS and Fresh Start are currently providing in partnership with the Philadelphia Office of Addiction Services.

As a company that provides a continuum of care in multiple service types, NHS's opportunity to successfully market the Recovery Homes, along with Outpatient services, reinforces the argument that treatment for veterans is more effective if coordinated together with residential support.

Executive Director of Fresh Start, Jeffrey Pittner, states, The mission of NHS, to provide services that promote the highest standards of integrity and quality, aligns very well with the mission and vision that Fresh Start created so many years ago. We continue to look forward to providing that continuum of care to our veteran population within one organization.