Our Programs

First Step House offers at-risk people with no to low-income life-saving services. 

What We Do

Comprehensive Care

We provide wrap-around care that addresses: substance use disorder (SUD), mental and behavioral health conditions, homelessness, non-employment, long-term recovery, and transitioning to civilian life for veterans and those exiting the criminal justice system.

At First Step House, we recognize that recovery from SUD and other debilitating conditions requires a comprehensive approach to care. Rather than applying quick-fix solutions, we work with clients to establish stability in all areas of their lives.

Programs

Residential Treatment

Residential treatment SUD and behavioral health treatment for adult men. 

Located in Salt Lake County, our three residential treatment facilities serve adult men ages 18 and older. Treatment is administered by a qualified team of highly effective addiction specialists. At intake and throughout treatment, we evaluate the unique needs of each client and create individualized case-management plans.

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Outpatient Treatment

Mental health and SUD outpatient treatment for adults. 

Our outpatient program serves people with serious mental illness, mild to moderate health conditions, and SUDs. Those completing outpatient SUD treatment have either completed residential treatment or have a clinician’s referral. Our outpatient program employs diverse therapeutic modalities to address clients’ whole health needs. 

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REACH

Residential and outpatient treatment for high-risk, high-need offenders with SUD. 

REACH stands for Recovery, Engagement, Assessment, Career development, and Housing. This program serves males exiting the criminal justice system with SUD who are high-risk and high-need offenders. Specifically, treatment targets factors that contribute to criminal behavior, such as: behavioral health treatment, housing support, and case management services. 

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Long-Term Recovery

A free program for FSH graduates for an unlimited amount of time. 

Our Long-Term Recovery Management Program (LTRM) emphasizes sustained, post-treatment recovery management to elevate long-term recovery rates, enhances the quality of personal/family life in long-term recovery, increases employment income, and ensures benefits for our community. Such benefits include decreasing criminal justice and healthcare costs. 

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Housing

Housing dedicated to case management, recovery, permanent support, and transitioning to self-sufficiency. 

FSH offers a suite a housing services to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Our case management housing serves individuals who are homeless and at-risk of homelessness, many of whom have chronic behavioral health conditions. Our recovery programs provide sober living environments and guidance to self-sufficiency, while our permanent supportive housing works to reduce homelessness and recidivism. 

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Valor House

Transitional housing for veterans with onsite supportive services. 

This program helps veterans experiencing homelessness transition into permanent housing. Additionally, services are provided to veterans with SUDs and mental health conditions. Clients also receive legal support, life-skills classes, and, when applicable, clinical treatment. Valor House is supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

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Additional Programs

  • Employment Preparation and Placement – Supportive employment program to increase long-term employment outcomes and advance economic inclusion and financial stability for low-income individuals experiencing mental health conditions and substance use disorders. This program is based on the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) evidence-based model and its eight principles.
  • Medical Care  –  Immediate, on-site, and integrated medical services and care coordination to meet the healthcare needs of our patients receiving behavioral health treatment. This program utilizes registered nurses, including an advanced practice registered nurse, and medical technicians to effectively address our patients’ medical needs at each stage of their engagement (admission, treatment, and discharge).
  • Peer Support Services – Peer-based supportive services, delivered by certified peer support specialists, to reduce barriers to substance use disorder recovery and increase recovery stability. Services include assisting clients with creating and implementing a Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), life skills and community resource classes, housing support, employment support, recovery coaching, and assertive linkage with community-based recovery resources.
  • Homeless Resource Center Program – Services to individuals living at the Men’s Homeless Resource Center and Gail Miller Resource Center. Through this program, we provide triage and stabilization as well as conduct assessments, make referrals to treatment, offer support services, and provide peer support to help people experiencing homelessness, substance use disorders, and mental health conditions access the support they need.
Our Impact

Proven Results

With a commitment to evidence-based and data-driven care, each program sets annual strategic goals and strives to exceed all outcomes to best serve our clients. 

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1,285

Low-income people served last year
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58

Exited to stable housing
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260,610

Meals served last year
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76

Who received employment services obtained employment
Take The First Step

Help is Waiting for You at First Step House

Contact an admissions specialist today to learn more about our treatment and housing programs. We provide comprehensive and client-centered services to help people build productive, meaningful, and healthy lives.