New Start is a program that provides the removal of visible gang and drug related tattoos to youth in the Eden and Tri-Cities geographical areas. The services include tattoo removal, goal setting and group support of young people, 13-25 years of age, who are seeking positive change.

Hayward New Start is a cooperative effort of Kaiser Permanente, Eden Youth and Family Center.
Tattoo removal raises self-esteem, increase job opportunities, connects with youth with the community, and increases personal safety.
The program requirements and criteria are:
  Must be a resident of Central Alameda County 
 •    Must employed, enrolled in school or receiving job training 
    Must complete 50 hours of community service through community mentors 
    Must attend monthly meetings 
The community mentors assist participants in completing their community services and their goals.
In order to get assistance a client must go through an interview.
Please Contact:
Cindy Santiago
New Start Tattoo Removal Contractor
Telephone: 510-785-6690
Hours: By appointment