Since 1978, First Step has been working for peaceful families and safe communities in Wayne County, Michigan. First Step is the only non-profit agency in outer Wayne County providing comprehensive services for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
We need friends like you! With your support we can make sure adults and children impacted by domestic and sexual violence have a safe, comfortable and inspiring place to come and heal from the emotional and physical trauma they endure as a result of these crimes. Your gift will help to keep our buildings safe, maintained, functional and beautiful for all who come to us seekign peace and healing for thier emotional and physical wounds.
- Each year, for the safety of our residents, volunteers and employees, we spend approximately $40,000 on important building repairs and security system maintenance. Many of our repairs are completed by handy volunteers and employees, however, most of our building systems are highly technical and require professional maintenance. This is where you can help! Your gift is necessary to make sure our buildings remain operational and welcoming for the families who need us.
- Due to the lethality of many domestic violence cases, the safety of our survivors, employees and volunteers is paramount. Each year, we invest approximately $30,000 in safety costs to ensure everyone is safe from assailants. Your support, no matter the size, will help us sustain a secure and healing environment by giving us the ability to maintain and upgrade our security systems.
- Your generous gift will help provide funding for utilities and energy efficient systems. We need you with us to help us significantly reduce our monthly costs while we continue to expand and improve our survivor services.
We can't do it with out you! Your support will ensure that First Step remains the center for healing and hope that our community depends on.