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.
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! http://www.utahbusiness.com/
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!