Fresh Start Inc. is a drop-in center where homeless and mentally ill can drop in, clean up, receive clothes and food. In-house computers have e-mail and Internet to provide access to friends, family, and potential employers. A mail drop address is provided, allowing Fresh Start to serve as a base address for those with none.

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Current Hours

Monday - Saturday   7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday   closed
Warming Center   Fresh Start also stays opens all night beginning at 7:00 p.m. when the overnight temperature is expected to drop below 25° F.

All stated hours are subject to the availability of volunteers.


Fresh Start Building
1524 East Sherman Avenue
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
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Free Medical Clinic

  • Dirne Community Health Center operates a free medical clinic at Fresh Start on Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • A free medical clinic is also offered once a month on the 4th Saturday. The clinic is open from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. and is co-located offsite in the Cherished Ones Soup Kitchen at 2nd and Indiana. [ map ]

Also Available

  • Welcoming Volunteers
  • Friendly Environment
  • Showers and Restrooms
  • Laundry
  • Computer Lab with Internet Access
  • Coffee and soup
  • Entertainment Room
  • Free Medical Screening