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First Step House
Nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt |
First Step House was founded in 1958 by members of Alcoholic Anonymous. The people served at that time were characterized by a historical document as men “brought to their knees” by alcoholism. We are an organization that is proud of our history and legacy of working to meet the healthcare needs of vulnerable people in our community. We are honored to continue to focus on helping people who experience serious behavioral health conditions with a mission to help people build lives of meaning, purpose, and recovery. Today, FSH is a dual diagnosis capable, behavioral health treatment and housing provider. We specialize in delivering evidence-based interventions known to effectively address and mitigate the consequences of moderate- to high-severity substance use disorders. We have a long history of working with people who have co-occurring mental health conditions, unstable housing, criminal justice involvement, and primary health concerns. We also specialize in treating criminogenic factors in people involved with the criminal justice system who have a high recidivism risk. We recognize that untreated, or undertreated, substance use problems among this population contributes significantly to high reincarceration rates among this group. The scope of services that we offer includes substance use disorder and mental health assessments, residential substance use disorder treatment, outpatient treatment, recovery residence services, housing, case management, medical services, employment support, peer support services, and long-term recovery management.