First Step House Executive Director, Shawn McMillen, joins Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker and community partners to celebrate the 5,000 Door Initiative - an initiative to provide 5,000 affordable homes in 5 years!
We are so grateful for all the students from the University of Utah Bennion Center who showed up on a bright sunny Saturday to volunteer a day of service at First Step House. Thank you!
Thank you Lloyd Pendleton and the Utah Homeless Task Force for making us proud to live in Utah!
We are excited to move forward with our Fatherhood Initiative Program - serving custodial and non-custodial fathers with treatment and supportive services to re-engage fathers and increase family stability!
Thank you Wells Fargo Foundation for supporting our Client Care Program. Funds contributed to this program will help provide primary healthcare to our clients who are uninsured. We would also like to thank Odyssey House and the Martindale Clinic for partnering with us to make sure that our clients are able to access affordable healthcare.
Please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/firststephouse to see the video. We are so grateful for our guest speakers, Salt Lake City Mayor
On December 10th First Step House attended the American Express Community Development Forum to meet the American Express team and learn more about the projects that they support in our community.
Today Governor Herbert released additional information on the Healthy Utah Plan! In support of the Healthy Utah Plan, Gov. Herbert was joined by leaders from the LDS and Catholic Churches, business leaders from the Miller family and Chambers of Commerce, as well as healthcare and community leaders. To learn more visit the Salt Lake Tribune: http://www.sltrib.com/news/1903363-155/state-estimates-more-utahns-eligible-for
First Step House Recovery Campus Groundbreaking – We did it! Phase one of our recovery campus was initiated on Veterans Day, Tuesday November 11th. Thank you Salt Lake City Corporation, Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund, American Express Corporation, George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Sorenson Legacy Foundation, and more! The completion of phase one will result in a brand new substance use disorder treatment and housing center dedicated to serving the veteran population. With 50 additional beds, First Step House will be able to serve an increase of 146 men annually. Here we go!
Senator Mike Lee met with representatives of several nonprofit organizations, including First Step House Clinical Director Jared Ferguson, to learn about the services we provide for those in need and how we are diversifying our revenue sources to increase our sustainability. Senator Lee expressed support for the continuation of the current tax laws that allow nonprofits like First Step House to continue providing services. He also expressed a desire to push nonprofit innovation forward and ensure the efficiency and efficacy of services. And the best utilization of the public dollar.