Support for Homeless Enrichment and Community Gardening

Huntsville, AL homeless shelter First Stop has received a donation from the DRI Foundation to support its work paving a path from homelessness to independent, sustainable living for its clients. 

First Stop’s programs include:

  • Weekly visits to homeless camps to build relationships and provide basic supplies
  • Friendly service of meals, mail, showers, and laundry in the First Stop Day Center
  • Encouraging participation in enrichment classes for independent life skills and job readiness
  • Professional Case Management developing personalized paths to sustainable independent living

Additionally, the First Stop Gardening Program is operated out of its Stokes Street facility with the support of the Master Gardeners of North Alabama. Clients have the opportunity to grow food for consumption in the facility and also bring starter plants, fruits and vegetables grown on the premises to local farmers markets which they exchange for community donations that support First Stop programs.

The DRI Foundation is proud to support such nonprofit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide crucial assistance. 100 percent of the money collected for the Global Pandemic Fund will go to small, local organizations that are an integral part of their communities. Click here to donate.