Let's make our community a better place!
We are a community of people who have a heart to reach out to those who are hurting and need a helping hand. We provide a hot meal, a warm bed, and most importantly a non-judgmental atmosphere for our guests in some of our local churches.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? We are looking for people with the same heart to serve our community and love people. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
We are working closely with the city and health officials to provide the safest environment possible for all guests and volunteers. This is a monumental task and we are working diligently to get this right. For more information please click here.
In years past we operated as the "Fall River Overflow Shelter" directed by Solomons Porch.
The city of Fall River has 1 shelter for the homeless community. First Step Inn houses 20 full time beds throughout the year to offer a place to connect and help those who desperately need a helping hand. In the colder months this homeless shelter adds an "Overflow" area that houses another 30 beds. Thats a total of 50 beds.
***Due to the current pandemic the typical number of 50 beds is being reduced to 35***
Sadly in 2018, the homeless population climbed even higher than what the First Step Inn could handle. In the past we have opened an "Emergency Shelter" for 10 weeks to provide assistance to the First Step Inn with their goal to help people get off the streets. A great place for community service. This year with COVID 19 we are attempting to open for 18 weeks, beginning much earlier and staying open a bit longer than previous years.
Our program will have a "Zero Tolerance" policy for drugs and alcohol and is projected to run November 25, 2020 through March 31, 2021. We are currently seeking volunteers to join with us to serve in this amazing mission of loving "Extraordinary people in transition".