Half a Mile Away From Homelessness

The city of Huntsville is growing and so is its homeless population.  And Alabama is not unique in these changes.  According to HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge in a recent press release, “Homelessness in the United States was increasing even before COVID-19, and we know the pandemic has only made the crisis worse.” The increase…

2021 In Review

Year In Review: 2021 From Our Executive Director As I write this letter, it’s hard for me to believe that I am already in my 8th month at First Stop. Time is moving quickly, and so many good things are happening here.  Becoming the Executive Director of First Stop has been both exciting and exhilarating. …

Tom Roper’s Story

The “Why” Behind What We Do Our Day Center provides meals, showers, access to laundry facilities — services to meet the immediate needs of the homeless community. However, the magic of First Stop lies in the strength of our case management program. Our Homeless-to-Housed case managers work diligently with clients, assessing individual barriers and developing…