About us – Next Steps

About us

Mission Statement

NEXT STEPS, NFP will work to ensure that people with lived experience of the following: (but not limited to) homelessness, mental illness, substance use, justice system involvement are represented in discussions that lead to the development and implementation of healthcare, housing, and various social policies at the state, local and (often federal) levels.

Vision Statement

A world where people with lived experience of/or are recovering from homelessness, mental illness, substance use, justice involvement system are able to live self-determined lives in communities of their choice, unfettered by discrimination, prejudice, and stigma. Our goals include, but are not limited to meaningful employment, safe and affordable housing, access to education, and helpful supports and services of their preference.