The mission of The Family Central Apartments: To share Christ's love by providing a unique apartment community committed to equipping others seeking to build a better future through intentional relationships.

The Family Central Apartments provides some service/support in low German. For assistance please call Birtha at 226-973-9649. Jewesse Bedeenungen bie dee Family Central Apartments woaren opp Plautdietsch jeboden. Foont Birtha bie 226-973-9649.


Things we need that will make a difference:

  • grocery gift cards (No Frills or Valu Mart) in any denomination
  • funds for counselling
  • printer paper
  • Family Central Restaurant gift cards in any denomination

Before donating any items, please contact Birtha Wall at or call 226-973-9649.

Sherry Ball joins Fresh Start as new Executive Director

The Board of Directors at Fresh Start Support Services is pleased to announce that Sherry Ball will be joining the team as their new Executive Director.

Sherry brings a strong and reputable history of program development and community engagement. Many know Sherry as the past Executive Director of the Talbot Teen Centre, a Canadian Olympic medalist, and active in a number of community committees.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Fresh Start Support Services team as the new Executive Director. I look forward to bringing my skills and experience to an already respected Ministry. I am excited to be part of the Fresh Start team, building new relationships with staff, funders and community partners to continue to foster opportunities for positive change for those in our community,” says Sherry Ball.

Board President Todd Rowley says, “It’s the ideal time to usher in a new era in the life of Fresh Start. With Sherry’s enthusiasm and drive towards new opportunities, coupled with her understanding of our community and the needs of our service users at both locations, she will be integral in building community engagement and program development.”

Sherry takes the helm of Fresh Start Support Services on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Fresh Start Support Services operates The Family Central Apartments in Aylmer, and Fresh Start Maternity Supports in St. Thomas.

— July 18, 2017

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The Family Central Apartments is a unique apartment community that will offer guidance, mentoring, and support for those looking to hold tight to a hand up. By building intentional relationships with people dedicated to supporting others and those looking to build a better future, The Family Central Apartments will serve as a source of hope.

The Family Central Apartments consists of program participants who want some assistance to attain goals around employment, education and life skills in order to increase their standard of living and quality of life. Intentional Neighbours provide support and encouragement to program participants on an informal basis as they work towards goals. Staff provide formal supports on a weekly basis through individual and group support meetings and activities. Staff focus on providing housing based supports that ensure housing stability for program participants while achieving their goals related to education and employment. NOTE: Staff is available approx. 16 hours per week and is not available for overnight support.


Sherry Ball - Executive Director
The Family Central Apartments
Phone: 519-637-7775 ext. 1
Fax: 1-866-245-1774

Birtha Wall - Support Worker
The Family Central Apartments
Phone: 226-973-9649
Fax: 1-866-245-1774

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