• Governor Herbert unveils his Healthy Utah Plan for covering Utahns in the health care gap

    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:



  • Recovery Campus Groundbreaking

    Our ground breakers - SLC Council Member Luke Garrott, Executive Director, Shawn McMillen, MAyor Ralph Becker, OWHLF Housing Director, Gordon Walker

    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 Meets with First Step House

    FSH Clinical Director Jared Ferguson and Senator Mike Lee

    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.

  • 2014 Healthcare Heroes Award

    Great news! First Step House was selected for the 2014 Utah Business Magazine’s Healthcare Heroes Award, under the Community Outreach category. We are honored, as a provider of substance abuse treatment, to be recognized with other healthcare organizations, for the way we are responding to the health needs of our community. We are just thrilled to be a recipient of this award and wanted to share our excitement! Thank you Utah Business!

  • TANF Funding Award

    A HUGE Thank You to the Department of Workforce Services for awarding TANF funding to First Step House for our Addiction Intervention - Fatherhood Initiative and Financial Responsibility Programs. This funding will enable us to serve the needs of custodial and noncustodial fathers, reduce barriers to family reunification and employment, and help our fathers become financially stable. We can't wait to get started!