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.

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

http://www.wlrh.org/

Butt for the Bowl Discount Expires Soon!!

What goes best with a Katy Perry Halftime Show… Butts.

Get a Butt for the Bowl!!!
The 10% Discount for Pre-Ordering ends January 16th!!!

You can purchase them here: http://www.firststop.org/events.html

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Local group using holiday donations to help homeless – Huntsville News | WAAYTV.com and ABC 31: Appnews

Local group using holiday donations to help homeless – Huntsville News | WAAYTV.com and ABC 31: Appnews.

Lobsterfest is Almost Here!!!!!

Lobsterfest is just around the corner!! Please joint First Stop and St. Thomas Episcopal Church as we eat delicious lobster and barbecue for a good cause!! Proceeeds benefit three non-profit organizations… one of which is First Stop!!!

 

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First Stop Homeless Day Center expecting new mobile classroom to be delivered Wednesday | WHNT.com

First Stop Homeless Day Center expecting new mobile classroom to be delivered Wednesday | WHNT.com.