Who is First Step Home?

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Welcome to First Step Home, where we focus again on the health and safety of all the clients, children and staff – all of whom are working so hard at this time.
We have 100 women 30 children and 48 staff who are following federal, state and local guidelines to keep Covid 19 at bay.
We are here on campus, on a 24/7 basis, working with the suggestions and guidance with our medical director, psychiatric nurse and RN’s to keep everyone healthy while we work to address substance use disorder and mental health issues with our clients.

First Step Home

Founded in 1993, First Step Home is a treatment center located in Walnut Hills, a suburb of Cincinnati. Established as a women’s only facility, First Step Home is the only addiction treatment center in Cincinnati allowing children, up to the age of 12, to live with their mother’s while they are in treatment. First Step Home provides an entire continuum of care to women with addiction. Our staff work to assist women in rebuilding their families as they break the cycle of drug and alcohol addiction.  

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Whether it's a pack of diapers, gently-used clothing,toys or books, pots and pans, bedding, or simply, your time. It will be greatly appreciated.  Some of women and children come to us with little more than the clothes on their backs.  Your generosity will give them an opportunity at a new life while remaining together as a family.   

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In order to continue our on-going efforts to help women find sobriety and return to the community as productive mothers and citizens, we need your support.  We are always looking for businesses and individuals like you to help make this possible. Partnerships can look different for everyone.  

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Make a monthly donation to First Step Home & the Maternal Addiction Program. For as little as $20 a month, you can help provide a child with food, clothing, diapers, and medical attention.


You're not just sending money, you're giving a child hope, help, and healing.


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