The mission of First Stop is to encounter homeless people were they are, connect them to important services, and to empower them to independent, sustainable living.

In-house Team

Tercell Clayborn

Case Manager



verbTo give someone the power to control their life and future. To make someone stronger and more confident.

How you can help

A hot cup of coffee can make a huge difference, and our clients go through a lot of non-dairy creamer and sugar in the Day Center. We need your help. Consider making a donation to our Coffee Fund. 

Contact our Operations Director Maggie Clark at or 25-533-3391 to donate.


Organizations can help by collecting materials for our Encounter Groups to distribute in local "camps.". Needs lists change seasonally, please see our Needs Lists if your group would like to contribute. 


​them to important services


Volunteer groups provide clients with a hot meal almost daily at our Stokes Street facility. Individuals and organizations donate serviceable furniture and household items for clients' housing, as well as personal items for use by clients who still reside in local "camps".


the homeless to independent, sustainable living

​​Paving a continuous path from homelessness to independent, sustainable living

First Stop, Inc.

Chaniece Hicks

Operations Manager

206 Stokes Street

Huntsville, AL 35805


Our Mission

Phillip Moore

Case Manager

Since 2001, First Stop, Inc. has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the homeless in Huntsville by providing a path from homelessness to independent, sustainable living. Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money and time.

Materials that support our day to day operations are always needed and in cold weather, socks, coats, gloves and blankets are important necessities. 


​​Homeless people wHere they are

Join us to provide breakfast or lunch, become part of one of our Encounter Groups, or donate Supplies.

Maggie Clark Operations Director

Urgent Needs

Tim Talley

Facilities Maintenance


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