First Stop, Inc.

Paving a continuous path from homelessness to independent, sustainable living




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To give someone the power to control their life and future. 

To make someone stronger and more confident.

Since 2001, First Stop, Inc. has been an advocate for the homeless in Huntsville by forming relationships of trust, providing basic needs, and offering guidance toward stable independent living in housing.

First Stop, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation established in 2001 to reduce the number of homeless persons in Huntsville/Madison County, Alabama communities. 
CFC # 15540

What we Do


First Stop Encounters the homeless where they are

We ENCOUNTER homeless persons in the camps and in the First Stop facility.

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First Stop's Mission

We CONNECT clients to vital services and enrichment opportunities. 

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We EMPOWER clients though case management on the path to independent living. 

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make a difference

You can help. Volunteers provide meals, help clients with paperwork or collect donations. Contact us at to find out how you can get involved or visit

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About Us

Federal and military employees can support First Stop and those in our homeless communities by choosing First Stop Inc. in the Combined Federal Campaign.

 You can pledge through your local CFC office using the First Stop CFC charity code #15540  

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our team

Chaniece Hicks

Case Manager

Case Manager

Jason Clark


Case Manager

Tim Talley


Facilities Maintenance

Mike Soto


Office Assistant

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