Home First

Housing for the Homeless


Home First provides 12 scattered-site housing units to chronic homeless men with substance use disorders in Fall River. Men may reside in Home First permanently or may choose to transition into independent living as they develop the necessary skills and support systems to be self-sufficient in the community. Services include assistance with connecting to behavioral health treatment, obtaining employment, entitlements, living and coping skills as well as finding independent housing prior to discharge. These skills, services, and supports empower men so they experience housing stability and an improved quality of life.


• Comprehensive case management services
• Relapse prevention group sessions
• Individual substance abuse counseling
• Residential substance abuse treatment access
• Independent living skills training
• Employment training and placement assistance
• Mental health treatment access
• Psycho-educational groups
• 12 Step meetings and other AA/NA recovery
related activities
• 24 hour crisis intervention services
• Structured recreational opportunities
• Referral to community-based collateral
services, educational, medical care, domestic
violence and other forms of assistance

506 N Main St Fall River, MA 02720

506 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720

Phone Number


Ext. 11122

Admission Criteria

• 18 years of age or older
• Must meet HUD Chronically Homeless criteria
• Diagnosed with co-occurring (substance abuse and mental health) or co-existing (substance abuse and HIV/AIDS) disorders
• Must meet HUD’s income guidelines
• Willing to authorize a CORI check, CORI report must be without warrants
• Medically and psychologically stabilized

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