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First Step Remembers Greg Block

First Step Staffing is extremely sad to announce the passing of our founder, Greg Block. With a personal goal to give back to his community, Greg started First Step when he was just 40 years old. His dedication, ingenuity and passion for helping others helped launch a unique and growing social enterprise that has helped thousands take [...]



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Atlanta Business Chronicle Reports: First Step and Other Community Groups Work Together To Decrease Homelessness

Groups work together to decrease homelessness By Tonya Layman – Contributing Writer January 12, 2020 The number of people living on the streets of Atlanta has declined, in part due to several organizations partnering on a common theme: to lead the charge to make homelessness in Atlanta rare, brief and non-recurring. Over the last decade, [...]


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Philadelphia Inquirer Reports: Philly courts hosted a job fair for the pretrial population

by: Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Updated: July 23, 2019 It was an unconventional job fair. There were no splashy banners advertising companies, no branded swag, no suits. Just folks filling out paperwork on the benches of a Philadelphia courtroom Monday — sometimes with a drug test swab in their mouth — waiting for an interview where they’d [...]



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Los Angeles and San Bernandino Counties Consider First Step Rapid Employment Model to Address Homelessness

The recent e-newsletter from the American Roundtable to Abolish Homelessness wrote a piece on employment scaling for homeless people in Los Angeles county and San Bernandino county.  It read: Employment has long been a vacuum in homeless policy, an orphan in our policy household. There have been many boutique programs without scale to [...]