First Step is an independent, not-for-profit, mental health and addiction services hub located in the heart of St. Kilda.

We currently support over 4000 clients.

We would not exist without the extraordinary support of clients, families, donors, philanthropic trusts, volunteers, Facebook friends and sponsors.   If you are one of those people then we thank you sincerely for your support.

Our mission is to ensure that EVERYbody has EVERY chance to turn their lives around.

To achieve this we need your help.  Not only will your support directly assist vulnerable Victorians but it will also have a positive impact on their families, their friends and the general community.  The saying goes that ‘no-one is an island’, each time we help each other we also, in a multitude of ways, help ourselves.  When we lend a hand to someone in need, we make it easier for all of us to thrive.

 Thank you for taking the time to donate to the First Step Program.

Monthly Donations

A regular monthly donation is a great way to support First Step.

Reliable support like this means we can maintain our much needed services. It is easy to arrange to have a specified amount deducted monthly from your credit card or bank account. You can change this arrangement at anytime and it is safe and secure. We will send you a tax receipt at the end of the financial year.

Please contact Gayle, if you need assistance 03 9537 3177.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Leave a gift in your will/Bequests

Leaving a gift in your will for First Step will make a long lasting difference to the work we do.

For a confidential discussion please call Patrick Lawrence on 03 9537 3177

In memory of someone close

If you would like to make a gift in memory of someone close to you please call Patrick Lawrence on 03 9537 3177


First Step relies on support from the general public, the corporate sector and philanthropic trusts to continue its life-saving work.

If you would like to partner with us or sponsor us please contact Patrick Lawrence on 03 9537 3177

Donations over $2 are tax deductible.