First Step Community

Working today to change tomorrow!

About Us

How We're Helping


First Step is a nonprofit charitable organization focused on helping families without a secure and safe place to live take their first step toward a more stable living situation. This is a transitional housing program in Florence, Oregon that will help participants set and achieve individual goals appropriate for their own family situation. First Step Community resources and programs are designed to encourage successful living.

First Step now has a "village" of three trailers located behind the Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw on Hwy 101 in Florence, Oregon.

What We Are Doing to Help


The First Step Community is a pilot program that will place three trailers for temporary homes on the Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw property. They are to be occupied by vetted families in need of housing who will be supported and monitored. It will be a transitional home community based on five basic rules:

  1. No violence to themselves or others.
  2. No theft.
  3. No alchohol, marijuana, illegal drugs, or drug paraphernalia.
  4. No persistent disruptive behavior.
  5. Everyone in the program will contribute to the operation and maintenance of the First Step Community.

Your Help is Needed!


Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of wonderful supporters like you. 

*Please note: First Step is in need of a donated refrigerator for one of our units. If you know of one that may be available, please contact us at!

Donate Now

First Step Community ~ a 501c3 non-profit transitional housing program dedicated to helping solve the housing crisis in Florence, Oregon. Your generous gift will help First Step Community to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference. For more information, email us at:

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Grand Opening for First Step

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Grand Opening for First Step

Community support and generosity has made possible  First Step's Transitional housing Program!  It has officially launched with the grand opening on July 21, 2019. 

Read about the event by clicking on this link to a news report in Siuslaw News: 

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