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…

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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Greg’s Story

Meet Greg. Until March of 2022, Greg had been homeless for nearly eight years. But at First Stop, we know that homeless doesn’t mean hopeless and that it takes consistency and trust to help someone back into independent living. Hannah, one of our Case Managers, first met Greg in the summer of 2021. Through regular…