About Us

First Step Shelter, a 501c3 non-profit organization, opened December 16th, 2019 as a shelter for single adult men and women in Volusia County. We work with individuals who have the potential to stabilize their life and live independently, to move from homelessness to housing.  To maximize the services and resources provided we work in partnership with fellow community organizations.  At First Step we go beyond assessment and temporary shelter by addressing our resident’s medical, social, spiritual, mental, occupational and financial needs. As our residents become stable and self-sufficient, we assist them with the final step of transitioning into housing.  First Step Shelter is more than a shelter, we are a path to housing.