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 out-Wayne County providing comprehensive services for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
Brighton Gives Back!
Brighton Collectibles, at Twelve Oaks Mall, is helping raise funds for First Step.
Join them in their 17th Annual Handbag Trade-In! They are asking for your help with their goal of collecting 10,000 gently used handbags in 10 days to donate to $10,000 women in need.
Each handbag that is traded-in will get us one step closer to ending domestic and sexual violence!Learn More
FACTS ARE FACTS
are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States. 2003. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control. Atlanta, GA.
1 IN EVERY 4
Women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.Tjaden, Patricia & Thoennes, Nancy. National Institute of Justice and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, “Extent, Nature and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey,” (2000)
- 0%of domestic violence
victims are women.Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief, Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001, February 2003
- 1 IN 6 WOMEN
1 IN 33 MEN have experienced an attempted or completed rapeU.S. Department of Justice, “Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women,” November 1998.
“Group has helped me feel less isolated and not alone.
I’m grateful also when I can offer hope to another survivor.”First Step Survivor
First Step Locations
Western Wayne County
44567 Pinetree Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
Redford, MI 48239
4400 S. Venoy
Wayne, MI 48184
1394 Cleophus Parkway
Lincoln Park, MI 48146