First Steps

Support and advocacy for pregnant women who are struggling with alcohol and/or substance use.


The Goals of First Steps

  • To help mothers build and maintain healthy, independent family lives
  • To assure that children are in safe and stable homes
  • To prevent future births of alcohol and drug exposed children

The First Steps Approach

Trained and supervised advocates provide home visitation and intervention to mothers and their families for 3 years.

Advocates Assist Mothers In:

  • Setting goals and identifying steps to achieve them
  • Obtaining alcohol/drug treatment
  • Staying in recovery
  • Choosing a family planned method
  • Accessing child health care and immunizations
  • Connecting with community services
  • Providing transportation to important appointments
  • Sorting out housing and child custody issues
  • Addressing domestic violence
  • Resolving system service barriers

Is First Steps for you or someone that you know?

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