After the successful completion of 12 months in the FreshStart residential program students celebrate their graduation and begin the transition to independent living.

Graduation is the culmination of the FreshStart Program. A minimum of 30 credits is required
in order to graduate from the program. Students receive a certificate of completion and a Los Angeles Mission watch.
Students who take elective classes are able to achieve Honors or High Honors. Students are allowed to invite family and friends to join them for the graduation banquet and commencement ceremony.

The week before graduation students attend an outing to a local amusement park and a dinner adventure. After completion of the FreshStart Program, students have the option to join the LifeStart program for up to an additional 6 months at the Los Angeles Mission.

Note: Graduating the program is not a condition of employment at the Los Angeles Mission.