The ROI on First Step House UPDATE

  • December 2, 2015
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Earlier this year, First Step House broke ground on a new residential treatment center in Salt Lake City. Located at 440 S. 500 E., the new recovery campus will serve veterans struggling with substance abuse disorder and mental health conditions. KRCL's Lara Jones spoke with First Step House Executive Director Shawn McMillen, who says construction is wrapping up and residents will move in after the first of the year:

Resources for those in crisis: 

2-1-1: A statewide service of United Way of Salt Lake, 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember information and referral telephone number that people dial to get connected and get answers. 2-1-1 connects people to important health, human, and community service programs including: emergency food pantries, rental assistance, public health clinics, child care resources, support groups, legal aid, and a variety of nonprofit and government agencies. Individuals, families, and corporate and religious groups can also dial 2-1-1 to get connected to meaningful volunteer opportunities. 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 
Utah Suicide Prevention

Salt Lake County Behavioral Health

  • Access to Recovery (ATR) Main Line: (385) 468-4730

Faces & Voices of Recovery

University of Utah Crisis Management Care and Referral

University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI)

  • UNI Crisis Line: 801-587-3000, 24-hour phone service staffed by mental health professionals
  • UNI Warm Line: 801-587-1055, recovery support available daily from 3–11 p.m. 
  • UNI Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT): 801-587-3000, provides 24/7 crisis resolution services for anyone experiencing or at risk of a mental health crisis requiring intervention

Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness

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