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

First Stop, Inc.

Paul Pradat

Vice President

Carolyn Wilson 


Maureen Gordon



Volunteers provide meals for breakfast and lunch in our facility and join us for outreach encounters in the homeless community.  Find out how to become our partner.

Paul Freeman


Patty Lowe

our Board

tim davis

Vice President

Mike Gordon


OUR Mission

To encounter homeless people where they are, connect them to important services, and to empower them to independent, sustainable living.


First Stop, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation established in 2001 to reduce the number of homeless persons in Huntsville/Madison County, Alabama communities. 

First Stop provides valuable services in the community by: 
  -Promoting rehabilitation of our homeless citizens; 
  -Facilitating their transition from the street into permanent housing 
  -Assisting their reintroduction into the workforce, and 
  -Providing them life-management-skills training to promote continued stability and growth.

Services Offered through First Stop


Success stories

The path to empowerment and independence is paved with opportunities for increased independence, and growing skills. Read more about our clients' successes here.

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