First Stop Inc invites community to first ever Black & White Ball to help keep clients hopeful |

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – First Stop Inc. is using a night of dancing and dining to change their clients’ lives around. They are inviting the community to their Black & White Ball on Satur…

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First Stop Focuses on ‘Micro-Enterprises’ to Build Job Skills

This new year is bringing some changes at Huntsville’s First Stop, which has long provided essential services to homeless people in the city, and around Madison County. Executive Director Clete Wetli told our Shane Scott his organization is refocusing its efforts on work skills and job creation, while handing off some tasks it’s long handled for the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. Wetli wants ventures at First Stop’s Stokes Street facility, which he calls ‘micro-enterprises,’ to provide opportunities for clients to work – while making them better prepared for full employment elsewhere. Another change already benefitting First Stop is the new design of its website, provided by artist Elizabeth Dawson.

First Stop

The extended version of Wetli’s discussion with WLRH host Shane Scott can be streamed or downloaded here.

Lobsterfest Tomorrow


Lobsterfest is St. Thomas Church’s annual community event that raises money for local and international charities.  All profits go to charity. We cook a lot of lobsters, ribs, BBQ and brisket for eating in or taking out. While you are here visit local artisans, our silent auction, kids games, buy desserts and more!


Order NOW!

Pick up or dine in Saturday, November 14th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Live lobsters can be picked up Friday, November 13th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM or on Saturday.


Walk-ins are always welcome on Saturday.


You may also call our Lobsterline: 256-880-0248 after November 2nd.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
12200 Bailey Cove Road
Huntsville, AL 35803