Your Support Matters

Join First Step House as a valued donor. Your support will sustain and help us expand life-changing behavioral health, housing, employment, and medical services for vulnerable people in our community! 


We Have Big Goals

Over the past decade plus, First Step House has been in a continuous period of growth. As an organization, we have been committed to identifying gaps within the housing and behavioral health systems and developing high-quality programs, with constant partner collaboration, that can best fill the gaps. This has manifested in the development of two new residential treatment facilities and by establishing two new permanent supportive housing facilities (total of 115 units), taking over operations of a 70-bed Veterans transitional housing facility, and creating and expanding impactful programs (such as supportive employment, case management, peer support, long-term recovery management, and medical services). 

For further reference on the significance of our expansion over the past six years, we have more than doubled our staff members (from 70 to 168) and our annual income has more than tripled. With the expansion of our housing, treatment, employment, and medical programs, we are asking YOU to support us in meeting the needs of those we proudly serve. Thank you for your vote of confidence for First Step House and for stepping up as a valuable donor and leader for change in our community. 

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What Are Your Dollars Supporting?

Your donations directly support high-quality and evidence-based behavioral health treatment, housing, employment, medical, and supportive services for low-income people with substance use disorders, mental health conditions, criminal justice involvement, and histories of homelessness. First Step House is committed to using every dollar to benefit our recipients. 

Through our valuable partnerships and donor relationships, First Step House is able to provide behavioral health treatment programs and housing to over 1,200 people each year with limited financial means. Your support ensures that we never have to turn someone in need of treatment away because of an inability to pay. Donations contribute greatly to the success of First Step House and the vulnerable individuals we are fortunate to serve. The programs and services we provide would not be possible without generous support from our community. Donations from individuals, businesses, government agencies, private foundations, and partner nonprofit organizations allow us to meet the whole health and housing needs of all patients, regardless of their economic means. 

Ways to Donate

Check and cash donations

Check & Cash Donations

Check and Cash donations can be mailed to:

First Step House
440 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102

In-Kind Donations

Our in-kind donations needs include the following:

  • Everyday Clothing- All sizes (pants, shorts, shirts, sweatshirts, shoes, etc.)
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Home cleaning items
  • New: towels, socks, underwear, undershirts
  • Warm winter clothing (winter boots, coats, pants, hats, gloves, etc.)
  • Gift cards to stores, including Walmart, Target, and Smith’s

All in-kind donations must be clean, new, or like-new. Our needs are subject to change. Please contact our Development Director, Mary T. Calhoon, at or 801-410-5228 for in-kind donation inquiries and scheduling donation drop-offs.

In kind donations
Dress for success

Dress for Success

We are in need of professional men’s clothing for patients who want to look and feel confident in job interviews. Help us fulfill these needs to support individuals in our community! Items include:

  • Blazers
  • Dress pants
  • Button-up, collared shirts
  • Dress shoes
  • Ties
  • Belts
  • Socks
  • Underwear

Amazon Smile!

Click the link below to link your Amazon account with First Step House! Every time you shop, First Step House receives funding to support our critical treatment programs. Another thing to smile about!

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Smiths community rewards

Smith’s Community Rewards

Anyone who shops at Smith’s grocery store can link their value card to First Step House. This means that every time you shop, you can help earn money for First Step House!

Link your Fresh Values Card online using our NPO # 26459

Fundraisers & Community Events

First Step House strives to be an active and supportive member of our community. To access the latest information about development activities, events, and opportunities to join First Step House, please visit us on Facebook.

Fundraisers and community events