"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people never forget how you made them feel."

 Maya Angelou

We started Fresh Start Durham to provide free showers, laundry, and most importantly dignity, to those in need in the city of Durham.

A daily shower and clean clothes are something that the majority of people in the United States take for granted. Most people don’t even think about their ability to have running hot water and put on clean clothes when they wake up in the morning and start their day. For people without these most basic needs, it has a devastating effect on their pride, dignity, and the ability to make a change in their current life’s situation. We aim to change that with Fresh Start Durham.

Fresh Start Durham, a 501c3 nonprofit, provides assistance and support to the men, women, and children in our community that need a helping hand. A clean shower, and the positive impact it can have on a person’s self image and attitude, can be the one change needed to make a lasting difference in someone’s life.

Our shower truck and laundry facilities, ensure that dignity, and respect will be continued to be provided to those men, women, and children that need a break on their way to a Fresh Start in life. We appreciate you learning more about our WHY, and look forward to working with you to make a true difference in this incredible world we all live in. 

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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people never forget how you made them feel."

 Maya Angelou

We started Fresh Start Durham to provide free showers, laundry, and most importantly dignity, to those in need in the city of Durham.

A daily shower and clean clothes are something that the majority of people in the United States take for granted. Most people don’t even think about their ability to have running hot water and put on clean clothes when they wake up in the morning and start their day. For people without these most basic needs, it has a devastating effect on their pride, dignity, and the ability to make a change in their current life’s situation. We aim to change that with Fresh Start Durham.

Fresh Start Durham, a 501c3 nonprofit, provides assistance and support to the men, women, and children in our community that need a helping hand. A clean shower, and the positive impact it can have on a person’s self image and attitude, can be the one change needed to make a lasting difference in someone’s life.

Our shower truck and laundry facilities, ensure that dignity, and respect will be continued to be provided to those men, women, and children that need a break on their way to a Fresh Start in life. We appreciate you learning more about our WHY, and look forward to working with you to make a true difference in this incredible world we all live in.