Fresh Start Women's Foundation is dedicated to supporting women who want to thrive. For more than 20 years, Fresh Start has connected and changed women's lives through free and low cost services. The Jewell McFarland Lewis Fresh Start Women's Resource Center in Phoenix, the first comprehensive women's self-help facility in the nation, opened its doors in 2002 and serves more than 25,000 visitors annually.

Jewell McFarland Lewis
Fresh Start 
Women's Resource Center

1130 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Phone: (602) 252-8494

Center Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday and Saturday 9am - 2pm

Mark Your Calendar

  • September 27, 8 - 10 a.m.
    Dance-a-thon, Boondocks Patio & Grill. Learn more.

  • November 7, 8:30 a.m.
    20th Annual Fresh Start Charity Golf Classic presented by Valley Toyota Dealers. Register and learn more.

  • February 21, 2015
    19th Annual Fresh Start Fashion Gala. Save the Date.

Program Calendars

Support Fresh Start

  • Volunteer

    More than 200 people volunteer with Fresh Start.  Give back through a rewarding experience, and become one of them.  Learn more about opportunities and apply online.

  • Fresh Start Treasures

    Stop by Fresh Start's resale boutique on 40th St. & Thomas in Phoenix for the finest fashions at affordable price. Visit their website for more information.

  • New Events for 2014

    Visit our Upcoming Events to learn more about events, including our Transition to Thrive Luncheons and Inspired Leadership Series.

Foundation Sponsors

Website generously sponsored by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, committed to investing in sustainable programming that increases education and opportunities for women.