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About Project FAIHR

Project FAIHR (Focused Achievements in Housing and Recovery) provides permanent supportive housing combined with treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders to chronically homeless individuals and homeless/chronically homeless veterans. Integrated Care Facilitators perform outreach at the First Step Inn and other venues frequented by the homeless, and provide new participants with motivational and brief interventions as they wait to become placed in one of Steppingstone’s many units of permanent supportive housing. Steppingstone has also partnered with Catholic Social Services, who will make up to 55 units of supportive housing available to FAIHR participants.

Through a variety of agreements with local service providers including Steppingstone’s Outpatient Clinic, Project FAIHR provides a comprehensive service system which includes primary health and dental care, treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, employment readiness assistance, and several educational programs, such as GED training courses. Project FAIHR is designed to give participants the support and resources they need to achieve recovery, permanent housing, self- sufficiency and reintegration into the community.


• Intensive case management, including development of Individual Recovery Plans
• Trauma-informed peer support groups
• Substance abuse and mental health screenings and interventions
• Direct outpatient treatment for substance abuse and mental health disorders
• Double Trouble in recovery
• Motivational interviewing
• Seeking Safety
• Housing placement and stabilization
• Assistance obtaining income and mainstream resource benefits
• Employment readiness education and assistance with job searches
• Educational groups such as financial literacy and GED test preparation
• Primary health and dental care


179 N Main St, Fall River, MA 02720, USA

134 Durfee Street
Fall River, MA 02720

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Admission Criteria

•18 years of age or older
• Individuals and families who are chronically homeless
• Veterans who are homeless or chronically homeless
• A substance abuse disorder or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration



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Download the FAIHR Brochure