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First Step Inn

Housing for the Homeless


The First Step Inn provides safe shelter and daily nutritious meals to homeless persons in the City of Fall River. Case management services offered at the First Step Inn connect guests to housing, employment, mainstream resources, primary and behavioral healthcare, and an array of other services. Guests are assisted with locating and securing permanent housing and have access to wraparound supports to ensure continued stability. These comprehensive supportive services are offered in a safe, comfortable environment and enable guests to successfully transition into the community and experience housing stability and an improved quality of life.


• Food and nutritional assistance
• Safe and secure sleeping environment
• Comprehensive case management
• Housing placement assistance
• Psycho-educational groups
• Assistance with applications for mainstream
• Crisis intervention
• Various on-site meetings such as AA, NA etc.
• Residential substance abuse treatment access
• Outpatient substance abuse treatment
• Coordination of emergency and long-term
psychiatric care
• Referrals to community-based collateral
services, educational development, medical
care, domestic violence support, and other
forms of assistance
• Discharge and aftercare planning

175 N Main St
Fall River, MA 02720

134 Durfee Street
Fall River, MA 02720

Phone Number


Admission Criteria

• 18 years of age or older • Homeless or chronically homeless in the City of Fall River
• Willing to submit to safety search upon admission
• Must meet HUD’s income guidelines
• Willing to authorize a CORI check, CORI report must be without warrants
• Medically and psychologically stabilized
• A picture ID is required

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