Fresh Start

Fresh stART

Fresh stART is a program of the Homeless Alliance and City Care, Inc. designed to provide people experiencing homelessness in Oklahoma City with a supportive environment for creating art.

Similar programs in regional cities have shown positive results. In addition to providing a potential source of income, open studio art programs enable people experiencing homelessness to express themselves creatively, manage emotional issues, develop social skills through positive interactions with a peer group, confidence and skills transferable to employment.

Fresh stART hosts studio time twice per week at the Day Shelter located on the Westtown Homeless Resource Campus. Fresh start hosts shows periodically throughout the year both on the Westtown Homeless Resource Campus and at art galleries and community events.

Upcoming Shows:

September 13, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Homeless Alliance, 1724 N.W. 4th Street (corner of N.W. 3rd and Virginia)

Fresh stART is in need of art supplies of all kinds including: paint, canvas, sketch pads, water color paper, mat board, and paper towels. For more information, contact:

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the art program, you can find out more and sign-up by clicking here.

United Way Partner

United Way of Central Oklahoma is focused on Successful Kids, Strong Families, Healthy Citizens, Independent Living, and Community Preparedness. Our Partner Agencies have been carefully selected and are reviewed annually. Held to higher standards of accountability than all other local non-profit organizations, they are the most effective service providers in our community.