Who’s Eligible

  • Must be homeless
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Cannot be accompanied by a child under the age of 18
  • A resident of Volusia County
  • Cannot have any open warrants
  • Cannot be a registered sex offender or predator
  • Must not meet the Baker Act or Marchman Act criteria
  • Must not have any emergency medical conditions or broken bones
  • Must have at least first vaccine or negative covid test with results w/in 12 hours
  • Must agree to abide by shelter rules
  • Must arrive with at least 7 days of prescription medications in labeled bottle
  • *First Step Shelter focuses on assisting those experiencing homelessness who desire to be housed, to obtain benefits, employment, medical and mental health care, legal services, and more, such that they are able to sustain themselves in housing and live independently.

Who Can Make a Referral

  • Place of Worship
  • Hospital
  • Social Services
  • Law Enforcement

What info do we need for Intake

  • Name of referring agency and person making the referral along with a contact number
  • Applicant’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number (if available)
  • Copy of Photo ID or a Picture of the Individual

How to Make a Referral

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