Sometimes the last stop is First Stop


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For over 15 years First Stop has been opening its doors and its heart to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. We have a wide variety of services to help the homeless people in Darlington get back on their feet.

  First Stop Mission Statement 

  To provide relief for those persons in the Borough of Darlington who are homeless and or suffering accommodation issues, in conditions of need, hardship or distress. 

  Welcome to First Stop

First Stop Darlington has been established in the town since its inception in 1999 and is a response to homelessness and people who are at risk of becoming homeless and for those who suffer chronic exclusion within the area.


What does First Stop Do?

The Charity provides a range of services to support people from all walks of life who may be experiencing a variety of difficulties which can or have lead to homelessness.  This ranges from people who just need a bit of friendly advice and information to help them move forward when they are unsure where to go to ask for the right help, all the way through to people who are in crisis and living complex and chaotic lifestyles and need long term support and specialist intervention to begin the journey to independence.

What type of services do we mean? 

There are a range of services on offer at First Stop, all of which are featured within the website in further detail.