Words cannot express how we feel about Even Stevens. Partner. Friend. Advocate. Funder. Maker of Amazing Sandwiches. And so much more! Happy Anniversary Even Stevens - Draper!
The House almost unanimously approved legislation today to combat opioid overdoses! A very large step towards addressing the opioid crisis in our country. More funding will be needed but this is certainly a step in the right direction. The only direction.
What a Night! The First Step House team was fortunate to be able to attend the Real Salt Lake game last night AND the pre-game Heroes Among Us ceremony sponsored by our amazing partner - American Express. Congratulations to Joseph Lucero for his nomination and award! And congratulations to RSL for the incredible 2-1 WIN last night! Way to Go RSL and SLC!
Don't miss the workshop sessions next week hosted by Salt Lake City to ensure input into the new resource centers for those experiencing homelessness. We will be attending to provide input on the availability/accessibility of substance use disorder and behavioral health treatment and we hope to see you there!
For all of those who have served our country...thank you for your service. We are forever grateful.
We are incredibly proud of our counselor, Cheryl Graves, who received the 2016 Outstanding Woman in Recovery at this year's I Remember Mama Awards Banquet. Cheryl has been a true advocate for those in recovery and has used her own experience to empower and inspire others. We see it every day at First Step House. And we are so grateful to have her on our team and in our community.
This JUST IN from Even Stevens: "Mo stores, mo sandwiches. April was a yuge month! 63,258 sandwiches were donated by you to our now 27 non-profit partners across Utah and now Boise!
There is a growing awareness in our community and in our nation about the critical role that supportive housing plays in addiction recovery. As we work together to respond to homelessness, substance abuse, and the rise in heroin addiction in Salt Lake and beyond, increasing and expanding permanent supportive housing will be an essential part of our collective strategy.
A huge thank you to Salt Lake City Council Member Derek Kitchen and Liaison Kiera Luke for visiting our recovery campus to learn more about the needs of veterans and others struggling with a substance use disorder. We appreciate your desire to understand and help address the issues of addiction that impact all of us living in Salt Lake City.
Please watch this ABC Channel 4 news coverage aired earlier this year. It takes brings to light the serious problem of heroin addiction and how it is impacting our communtity. http://www.good4utah.com/…/loca…/heroin-tsunami-hitting-utah