Next Step is designed to be a path to a new phase in the woman’s life. The first movement forward. An opening to start anew. A beginning of an improved situation. We encourage a woman to identify her strengths and potential resources, and to reconnect with agencies or individuals that may help with her current challenges. We understand that we need to be more than a temporary band-aid to the multiple problems of living outdoors or in a vehicle. Offering just lunch and clothing is not sufficient to address the broad spectrum of issues our guests face. We are hopeful that by working together and in concert with other agencies, we can support the changes our guests are wanting and needing to reclaim their lives.