First Step shelter is in danger of losing its city license! Let's help out!

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Because of neighborhood opposition, First Step is in danger of losing its city license when it expires at the end of next month. 

First Step operates solely through private donations and with an unpaid staff of volunteers. The agency occupies a building it owns on 63rd St. 

Since last November, First Step has given overnight shelter to more than 165 unique individuals. At least 75 were dropped off by law enforcement personnel. 

Unlike the Shalom Center, the city's only permanent homeless shelter, First Step takes in people who may be under the influence of either alcohol or drugs.  

First Step is actually licensed as a ‘refuge’ center, meaning that guests and clients are not allowed to sleep there at night.

During the winter months, usually a couple of dozen individuals seek shelter at First Step on a daily basis.

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