- SuccessfulOpen FirstSteps Re-entry House for People Returning Home From Prison to Champaign Co, Illinois$8,495 RaisedSTRETCH GOAL $9,000. Please help open the doors of FirstSteps, a transitional house for people returning home from prison to Champaign County, Illinois. The house will prioritize men who would otherwise return homeless, a critical need in the community. FirstSteps will offer a program for success. FirstFollowers peer mentors, who have all been through the criminal justice system themselves, will support each resident on their journey back into the community.