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Our Mission

First Step Staffing empowers individuals out of homelessness and poverty into self-sufficiency and economic opportunity.

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Our Goal

PROVIDE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL 

Our goal is to provide economic opportunity for all and a path to self-sufficiency for those otherwise locked out of the employment system, including individuals experiencing homelessness, who have been previously incarcerated, living in chronic poverty, and  military veterans.

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Wrap Around Services

Our process starts with an in-depth evaluation that assesses work history, technical skills, living situations and identifies other barriers to employment. After an in-person orientation and a one-on-one meeting with a job coach, clients are matched with an employer and placed in a job within 48-72 hours. Through partnerships with public transportation and Enterprise Rideshare, we provide clients transportation to and from work. The First Step team also coordinates closely with other nonprofits to connect clients to resources and services such as housing, healthcare, food and clothing needs, and more that they need to develop a stable path out of poverty and homelessness.

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First Step Disability Services

First Step Disability Services (formerly First Step Benefits) is made up of highly experienced advocates, case managers and representatives that are dedicated to helping individuals that are chronically homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Second Step Staffing

Income is the First Step

Upskilling is the Second Step

The Second Step workforce development program helps clients move from unemployment or low-wage positions into long-term, livable wage, middle-skill occupations.

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 Provides the support and training needed to secure long-term, financially sustainable employment 

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 Collaborate with training partners to create "earn & learn" programs so clients can maintain income and gain new skills 

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Assist clients with securing new, higher-paying jobs