Beyond housing, Front Steps offers a holistic approach to working with its residents, graduates and those in the community. We realize that putting a roof over one’s head is the first step, but that providing programs to increase the skills and confidence of the participants is essential to ending the cycle. 

Programs are taught by Front Steps staff and volunteers, and are categorized in three core centers: 

Center for Independent Living

Programs and services offered in this center are designed to teach the skills and confidence necessary to achieve independent living. Programs include the following:

  • Good Neighbor Program (household management, tenant/landlord relationships)
  • Health and Wellness (healthy living and nutrition, fitness)
  • Money Management (budgeting, financial literacy)
  • Socialization (parenting, family reunification, social events, peer support)

Behavioral Health Center

Programs and services included in this center address overall mental health and wellness, including:

  • Case Management and Assessments
  • Counseling and Therapy (one-on-one and group sessions)
  • Substance Abuse Groups (Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous)

The Learning Center

Our learning center helps Front Steps clients further their education and obtain employment. Center programs and services include the following:

  • Workforce Readiness Workshop (time management and goal setting, resume writing and interview skills, job search skills, expungements, job training and shadowing)
  • Job Coaching (employer relations, ongoing support and retention)
  • Education (GED, post-secondary, certifications)