The Step 1 program, in its 32nd year, is a safe, highly structured, clean and sober living environment for adult men in need of substance abuse and re-entry services.

Many of the men requesting supportive housing at Step 1 enter the program directly from incarceration, homelessness, area treatment centers, the court system, and concerned family members.

Proposed Actions

Step 1 Staff provide structure, support, and counseling during a typical 90-180 day length of stay. All potential clients are carefully screened prior to admission to assess motivation, individual need, and a desire to change, thus ensuring the highest probability of the client’s positive outcome.

Broad Goals

To bring forth positive change by focusing on the basic needs of individuals with accompanying addictive thinking and behaviors, so that eventual restoration and rehabilitation becomes possible.

Changing The Problem

Finally, the Step 1 program can and does change the problem of addiction and crime in our community by facilitating change in one individual, one parent, and one citizen at a time.


The program is specifically designed to provide the residents with the tools and strategies necessary to accomplish long term success in areas such as

Abstinence from alcohol and drugs

Restoring physical/mental/emotional health

Repairing parental and family relationships

Teaching personal and financial responsibility

Re-entry into the community in stable, permanent housing

Reciprocity: giving back to the community we all live in