The Fresh Start Fund

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The Fresh Start Fund is a program intended to support those transitioning out of homelessness or domestic violence with resources needed to furnish a home. 

Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns has partnered with The Advocacy & Resource Center, COMPASS Center for Families, and the Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange Program to provide vouchers to their clients which can be redeemed at the Habitat for Humanity Restore. 

Each of our nonprofit partners chooses clients in need, determines a budget, and then gives them the vouchers to use on furniture, appliances, home decor, and other items that have been donated by businesses and individuals within the community.  

You can help support this program!

  • Donate items to the Habitat Restore  ( For a list of accepted items click here )

  • Donate directly to the Fresh Start Fund

The Fresh Start Fund was originally started by Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County. Through a grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield: Caring Foundation, this program has now been launched across a total of four Wyoming Habitat affiliates. The Fresh Start Fund program now benefits communities in Cheyenne, Cody/Powell, Jackson, and Sheridan. 

"The Habitat vouchers have been a wonderful gift we can give to victims. One particular victim I worked with had moved here from a different state to get away from her abusive home. She came here to live with her other parent that she felt safe with. Since this was an unexpected turn of events for the whole family, the victim came here with little to nothing but clothes and basic needs. Thanks to the Habitat vouchers they were able to furnish an entire room for her, so she felt safe and welcome. They were so thankful for the vouchers we gave them and could not express their gratitude enough." -Advocacy & Resource Center Advocate

About our Partners

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Mission Statement: 

We’re a group of compassionate, supportive people dedicated to helping victims of abuse in Sheridan County.

Mission Statement: 

To compassionately serve and strengthen individuals by empowering them to build healthy and happy lives.

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Mission Statement: 

SFPE is a Christian Organization that serves Children in crisis by fostering community resources and supplies that help children feel safe, valued, and loved. The Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange serves foster, adoptive, and kinship parents and children on the intricate and volatile journey of foster care.

Mission Statement: 

Our mission is to strengthen child-centered, family focused positive relationships.