“Housing First for Second Chances…”

First Serv Foundation

Restoring Dignity to the Community and Those in Need.

First Serv’s Mission is to serve with integrity and excellence, providing holistic shared housing for those who are homeless, transitioning, and recovering.

First Serv creates homes with a family-like atmosphere and encourages overall wellness through quarterly activities and referrals for employment, food pantries, education, outpatient rehabilitation, and mental and spiritual health services.

Our homes are also strategically located near services that encourage successful recovery. education, and employment.

Thank You For Your Support & Generous Donations!

We have special thank you for ALL who came out and supported First Serv Foundation as we were recognized for Nonprofit of the Night at the Ontario Clippers basketball game. Because of your support and donations we were able to house 7 new guests!! Watch the video below.

About

First Serv

WHAT IS THE FIRST SERV FOUNDATION?

The First Serv Foundation is a non-profit organization on a mission to provide holistic shared housing for veterans, justice-challenged adults, young adults who have aged out of foster care, and other marginalized groups that are homeless, transitioning, and recovering at various stages.

WHAT TYPE OF HOUSING DOES THE FIRST SERV PROVIDE?

At the First Serv Foundation, we provide exceptional housing in great neighborhoods for male and female clients who are homeless, transitioning, and recovering at various stages.

The First Serv Foundation creates homes with a family-like atmosphere and encourages overall wellness through monthly group therapy, quarterly activities, and referrals for employment, food pantries, education, outpatient rehabilitation, and mental and spiritual health services.

WHAT DOES FIRST SERV OFFER TO THOSE LIVING IN THE HOMES?
At First Serv, we offer our residents a safe and clean place to live and grow. We provide homes that offer support, tranquility, beauty, empowerment, and respect.
This is shared housing and communal living. We have women’s homes and separate men’s homes. There are 2 beds in each room.  These are sober living homes for men and women who are all in agreement that they don’t need alcohol or illegal drugs in their living environment (smoking is only allowed outside).
Included in the monthly payment: fully furnished house, streaming cable, wifi, utilities, washer/Dryer, bed and bedding, cleaning supplies.
The First Serv Foundation creates homes with a family-like atmosphere and encourages overall wellness through monthly group therapy, quarterly activities, and referrals for employment, food pantries, education, outpatient rehabilitation, and mental and spiritual health services.
WHAT IS THE INTAKE PROCESS TO OBTAIN HOUSING?

Intake Process:

1. Potential applicants submit an application

2. First Serv Foundation schedules a Zoom screening call

3. First Serv Foundation schedules a house walkthrough (after applicant shows proof of income and picture ID)

Timeframe:

This process typically takes 1-2 days for placement, but can be expedited when working directly with an organization.

Anyone interested in housing can complete an application on our website.

If you have any questions about completing the application, call our office at (951) 363-4921 during business hours.

Note: Be sure to fill in all areas of the application and don’t leave any box empty. Otherwise the application will not be submitted. If an area does not apply to you, put “na” in the box.

HOW CAN I HELP THE FIRST SERV FOUNDATION?

Donations are always welcome. Donations help us impact more lives and offer more housing opportunities for those in need.

Click on the “Donate” button on our website to donate financially. You can also donate items for the homes from the First Serv Foundation Amazon list located at this website: https://a.co/dJ1VXjk

You can also volunteer your time with the First Serv Foundation. You can volunteer when we host community events or something as simple as assisting with the maintenance of the homes. You can also volunteer as a speaker in the homes in your area of expertise (financial literacy, nutrition, cooking, art, mental health services, etc.). If you have expertise in the area of grant writing, the First Serv Foundation can also benefit with your expertise. If you are interested in getting involved with First Serv Foundation, please complete the form at the bottom of the website.

The First Serv Foundation guests in the homes, staff, and founders can always use your prayers!! We greatly welcome your prayers and well wishes!!

DOES THE FIRST SERV FOUNDATION WORK ALONE?

At First Serv, we are partnered with multiple agencies and organizations that assist us in our daily work of providing shared housing. We also partner with multiple agencies and organizations in order to provide referrals for employment, food pantries, education, case management, outpatient rehabilitation, and mental and spiritual health services.

If you’re interested in partnering with the First Serv Foundation in our work in the community, please complete the form at the bottom of the website.

Our Values

safety

We strategically buy homes in neighborhoods suited for our guests that follow a house structure committed to security. We encourage team work and mutual support. The end result is safety.

Compassion

Compassion includes self-compassion and kindness. We model these values by creating a model of secure housing in order to develop trust.

Knowledge

Our life stories are a basis for greatness. We use self-awareness as basis to write a new life story. We are proponents of higher education, gaining new skills, and individual growth.

Access

First Serv Houses are holistic and intentionally placed in locations that provide ready access to medical, psychosocial, educational, and spiritual assistance.

Our Partners

Let’s Connect

If you’re looking for the application for housing please click here.

Any other inquires about what we are up too and/or how you can donate your time to our mission please complete the form below and someone form our team will contact you.

Phone

(951) 363-4921

Email

info@firstservfoundation.org