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 our incredible new facility, meet our dedicated team, and learn more about our impactful programs and services.
Spanning an impressive 8,434 square feet, our new facility boasts a comprehensive case management suite, enrichment classroom, computer lab, indoor dining room, and essential services including Mental Health Services provided by Wellstone and a Medical Clinic in partnership with Thrive Alabama. This project is about more than a building. It’s also about making alliances with as many effective organizations, agencies, individuals, and companies as possible to ensure the greatest impact.
“We are excited to unveil our new facility, which symbolizes our unwavering dedication to serving the homeless community with compassion and dignity,” said Jennifer Geist, Executive Director of First Stop. “This expansion allows us to further our mission and provide comprehensive resources to those seeking self-sufficiency and independent, sustainable living.”
The overwhelming support at the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting event spoke to the strength of community collaboration and the shared commitment to transforming lives! We are honored and humbled by the support. It is because of this incredible community that we are able to carry out our mission and continue our work with the homeless community.
As we embrace this new chapter, filled with hope, compassion, and opportunity, we reaffirm our commitment to building a stronger, more inclusive community for all.
Thank you to local media for your dedicated support to First Stop.