First Step News

First Step Philadelphia Celebrates One Year Anniversary and the Power of Employment to Transform Lives

Weekly Employment of Over 350 Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in the Region in 2018 and $14.5 Million in Earned Wages Paid Philadelphia, PA – January 31, 2019 On Thursday, January 24, 2019, First Step Staffing (FSS) celebrated the one year anniversary of its expansion to Philadelphia. The event took place at the Wells Fargo Museum [...]





Atlanta Homeless Continuum of Care

Philadelphia Business Journal – Philadelphia businesses can help fight homelessness. Here’s how.

By Yvette A. Núñez and Dave Shaffer – Guest Columnists Jul 6, 2018, 2:52pm While conversations around workforce development are happening all over the city, organizations are still struggling to find tangible ways to bring more nontraditional populations into the workforce, particularly the homeless and panhandling communities. According [...]


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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – How the Atlanta Braves are helping homeless men and women get jobs

By: Helena Oliviero, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sept 13, 2017 When Darnell Wood was released from prison a year ago, he immediately started looking for a job. As the weeks dragged on — two weeks, four weeks, six weeks, Wood was no closer to securing employment. Staying in a homeless shelter, Wood received letters from staffing [...]