NSH’s developments feature safe, affordable, healthy and service-enriched communities where individuals and families can improve their lives and raise their children in a clean and sober environment. To this end, NSH will solidify its position as a leading developer of permanent housing in Alcohol and Drug Free Communities in Washington State.
Next Step is celebrating over 18 years of housing special needs individuals and families in Eastern Washington. In 2009, 64% of our residents were homeless when they first applied for housing. We are the only non-profit housing provider in the State that combines individuals recovering from substance abuse who are living in long-term sobriety with their families with individuals and families living with Developmental Disabilities. Because both groups experience similar marginalization in society, this integration of special needs populations has proven successful. Their parallel capacities and needs make them good neighbors.
Our Zero Tolerance Policy
All of our housing communities enjoy a Zero Tolerance of Alcohol and Drug Use, both on and off the premises, ensured by random, monthly, observed Urine-Analysis and Breathalyzer checks. Residents who return to alcohol or drug use are immediately required to leave the community to ensure the safety of our residents in long-term sobriety.