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Larry Hogan and the 4th Wednesday Band

For the past 15 years, Larry Hogan and the “4th Wednesday Band” have been volunteering their time to play worship music during lunch at First Stop’s Day Center. Larry began his journey through church, joining the homeless in bible study classes once a month. One day, he was asked to bring his guitar and lead…

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Seeing the Bigger Picture

Statistics have a reputation for being dull and abstract. Every student in math class has had that moment of grumbling to themselves, wondering when or if they are going to use what they have learned in the real world. It can often seem like demographics and population samples reduce people to numbers, but those numbers…

Darryl’s Story

  At First Stop, we recognize the importance of a person’s story. Their name, their life, and the specific circumstances that led them to where they are. Darryl is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Reserves. He was also homeless. ⁠ If you’ve donated a meal or volunteered with First Stop, you’ve probably…

What Can Your Donation Do?

Give Monthly Everything Just $50 a month can mean the world to a homeless individual—20 hot showers, 50 one-way bus passes, regular meals, clothing for their next interview, etc. And to many of us, $50 could just be the equivalent of a lunch delivery service, 1-2 lattes per week, or a quick meal for the…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Rosie Veal Eby

Hi, First Stop friends! Meet Rosie! ⁠ Rosie has been volunteering with First Stop for the past four years. When she was in seminary, she began thinking about ways to reach people with church in the outside world. She was inspired by the Community of St. Joseph—a church that brings services to the homeless camps…

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