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About First Step Farm of WNC, Inc.

About First Step Farm of WNC, Inc.
First Step Farm of WNC, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation chartered in 1976.  We are a North Carolina licensed residential supervised living center for substance dependent adults, serving all 100 counties of North Carolina.  We are located in the beautiful Pisgah Mountains of Western North Carolina in Candler, NC, a short distance from Asheville. We are licensed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community members, and operated by qualified, licensed staff (many recovering) with years of experience in chemical and alcohol recovery.

The First Step Farm Goal

The goal of First Step Farm is to promote a resident's self determined efforts to recover from chemical dependency. We serve to restore the self-respect and esteem of the individual, helping to lead them to an understanding of their problem.  Once this is attained, motivation towards sustained abstinence is sought, supported by positive influences from 12 Step self-help fellowships. 

An Alternative Program, The First Step Farm Experience

First Step Farm utilizes a unique alternative program we hope will assist the residents in restoring their self-concepts, esteem and confidence; increasing their vocational, social skills; and physical health.

We accomplish our goal through a Work Therapy Program, Counseling, and Self-Help Meetings all coordinated around the 12 Step self-help fellowships of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Under caring experienced staff supervision, First Step Farm substitutes good healthy food, qualified counseling, and a sense of personal accomplishment and pride instead of dependency upon alcohol and addictive drugs. Central to the program is the attitude, motivation and performance of the individual resident.  To learn more about our treatment program, visit the Alternative Program page or Work Therapy Program page. 

For Admissions requirements, forms and information, visit the Admissions page.