God grant me the serenity

                    to accept the things I can not change,

                   the courage to change the things I can,

                    and the wisdom to know the difference​​

The First Step House of Orange County, Inc. is a non-profit organization that oversees the operation of Charle Street and the McMillen Houses. They all are recovery and transitional social model facilities in Costa Mesa, CA. The three facilities serve the local communities by assisting indigent men suffering from severe drinking problems.


With its 64 year history, Charle Street's reputation transcends the boundaries of Southern California. Desperate Men have sought help from throughout California, as well as from across the United States. 

​The First Step House of Orange County