Celebrating a New Chapter: First Stop’s Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

On February 1, 2024, First Stop celebrated a significant milestone in our journey of compassion and service! The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of our new facility marked a pivotal moment in our commitment to enhance support for our homeless neighbors across North Alabama. The event welcomed community members, stakeholders, and media representatives to explore…

Connie’s Success Story

For 15 years, our work at First Stop has been rooted in a simple but profound mission: to guide individuals out of homelessness and into independent living. But what really drives us, are the success stories we get to celebrate. These aren’t just victories; they’re the “why” behind what we do. When we see our…

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Team Member Spotlight: Chaniece Hicks

Chaniece has been a part of the First Stop team for seven years, and in that time, she has watched our organization and community grow and change. She has served as Operations Manager, Case Manager, and Lead Case Manager—a tenure that has given her a unique look into Huntsville’s growing homeless community, and a better…

15th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

This year, First Stop celebrated FIFTEEN years as a nonprofit organization. Fifteen years of providing essential services to the homeless in our community through our Outreach Team, meals and showers offered in our Day Center, and individuals helped by our Case Managers to exit homelessness. Fifteen years of impact. We could not have done this without the support…

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Board Member Spotlight: Tim Davis

Tim Davis has been involved with First Stop for nearly seven years, but his work with the homeless community spans over four decades. In 1980, Tim was asked at church to lead a project to feed homeless people on Waikiki. Since then, he has been actively involved in several homeless services programs and nonprofits. He…

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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…