Capital Campaign

Project Description

Our Recovery Campus will provide a complete continuum of services, including treatment, robust continuing care, integrated primary health care, and permanent and transitional housing options. 

In February of 2013, FSH purchased an 18,129 square foot building located at 440 South 500 East in Salt Lake City. The newly acquired property meets the specifications created by the FSH board and staff members specifically to increase the organization’s capacity for addressing the critical needs of the veteran population in the Salt Lake Metro area.



The Campus Will Be Developed in Two Phases

Phase One of the campus, completed in December of 2015, included the renovation of the existing building as well as a newly constructed addition located at the front entrance of the building, resulting in a 20,231 square foot treatment center that provides substance abuse treatment, behavioral health services, and housing programs to serve the veteran population. This completed phase enables us to serve an additional 146 individuals each year, increasing the annual number served by nearly 50%.

Funding for Phase One came from a mix of public and private entities including Zions Bank, Salt Lake City Housing Trust Fund, Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund, Salt Lake City Community Development Block Grant, American Express Center for Community Development, George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Sorenson Legacy Foundation, Ally Bank, CIT Bank, and more.


Phase 1 Highlights - Completed December, 2015

  • 32 substance abuse treatment beds
  • 18 transitional housing units
  • Admissions and in-take office suite
  • Industrial kitchen with opportunities for vocational training
  • Dining room
  • Indoor and outdoor recreation areas
  • Client computer lab
  • IT Department headquarters with equipment room
  • Group therapy rooms
  • Private offices for clinicians and administrative staff
  • Conference room
  • Urinalysis Lab


First Step House celebrated the Grand Opening of the first phase of the Recovery Campus on January 8, 2016. FSH will now dedicate time and resources to the completion of the Phase Two. At an estimated cost of $15 million, the completion of Phase Two will be the culmination of a vision to develop a full service recovery campus designed to meet the treatment, housing and long-term recovery needs of men struggling with substance use and mental health disorders.


Phase 2 Highlights - Projected Completion: 2019

  • An estimated 75 Permanent Supportive Housing Units 
  • Outpatient Clinic 
  • Primary Healthcare Integration

The following photo depicts the location of our Recovery Campus in relation to nearby businesses such as Smith’s Food & Drug, Walgreens, Trolley Square and the TRAX station.

With zoning, size and location allowing FSH this future expansion opportunity, a true recovery campus is possible. And, with the expertise FSH brings to property management and comprehensive treatment programs, it will be a financially sound, sustainable operation.