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Fresh Start Ministries and Community Services, Inc.

AGENCY HISTORY: A small group from Ontario, California, had a mission to make a difference to improve lives within their community, and thus founded Fresh Start Ministries in September of 2004. Fresh Start Ministries is a 501 (c) (3) faith-based organization dedicated to serving people from all cultural, spiritual and economic backgrounds. We enjoy the privilege of having a skilled and experienced Board of Directors, and a host of volunteers donating hundreds of hours and resources each month, providing a wide range of information and community services to persons that are in need of help or support.


Current program services include:


 Mentoring Programs for Youth and Adults

 Gang and Youth Violence Prevention Programs

 Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Group

 Positive Parental Training for Parents of at-risk Youth

 Domestic Violence Prevention Counseling for Families

 Anger Management Classes Youth and Adults

 Court Ordered Programs (community service, violence and parenting)

 Food Donations/bank for the Homeless

 Individual and Group Counseling

 Educational Programs for Youth and Adults

 Drug and Alcohol Certification Program

 Work closely with Local School Districts

 Work closely with Courts and Law Enforcement

 Community Garden Program

 Youth Music Program

 Youth Clubs

 Legal Services


AGENCY MISSION: To help disadvantaged individuals, families, and youth meet their day-to-day survival challenges by coordinating health, social and economic services, and by linking those in need with the available services and resources in the community.


Fresh Start Ministries provides services throughout the West End region of the San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County. We focus our services in the City of Ontario, Upland, Montclair, Claremont, Chino, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, and Fontana.


Since 2004, Fresh Start Ministries has more than tripled its volunteer base with the donation of thousands of hours per year. The agency has also doubled the number of their collaborative partnerships working with the cities, counties, local organizations and agencies within both the San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties. Notably the City of Ontario, Ontario Montclair School District, the Chaffey Joint Unified High School District, County of San Bernardino, local churches, and others. We have partnered with additional service organizations such as Rotary International, the Inland Empire United Way, the Kiwanis Club, the Boy Scouts, and the YMCA.

We are looking forward to partnering with your agency to extend services to the disadvantaged to improve the life of our youth, adults and their families in the community and in this region. Our website is:



Richard Hernandez, Executive Director

Fresh Start Ministries and Community Services

P.O. Box 1674, Ontario, CA 91762 – Phone: 909-988-7942; Fax 909-988-0102