Cynthia, Class 37, demonstrates the true meaning of “Once a First Stepper, always a First Stepper.” ... View More

Hear directly from men and women struggling with homelessness as well as those working to help them.

"I am forever grateful to have spent the last five summers at Camp Homeward Bound!" View story
"You can't get used to places where there are rats crawling everywhere..." ... View story
"I was amazed at the number of resources above and beyond food that I was able to acquire while being here." View story

M.A. Dennis

My Success Story Success feels different after failure. And there is no greater fail than losing your dignity and having your humanity marginalized. Overcoming that level of defeat, which is the...Read more


Marisol, Class 46, shares her First Step story at the 25th Anniversary Women Mean Business Luncheon on April 12, 2019 at The Plaza...Read more


"In shelter, I feel patronized, dehumanized. Not having permanent housing has caused me to not realize my true potential. We are people, not just a number. I don’t want to be a statistic forever....Read more