You can help support the pets in our ARK!
The First Step Healing Garden & PlayScape! Opened July 2015
For the safety of our community, First Step's in-person 'You Are the Light Gala' is being reorganized to a live, virtual event. The event will be hosted the same evening: Friday, September 25th at 7:00p.
Though not how we originally anticipated it to be, we are really excited to share this night with you virtually. We know these times have been hard for everyone; our programs have been impacted as well. The Gala is First Step’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and we hope you can join us during our live event.
Sponsor-level donations will be recognized throughout the virtual program, and in place of tickets, we have a new ‘Give What You Can’ donation level. Anyone that donates at the sponsor level or ‘Give What You Can’ before the event will receive exclusive updates regarding online auction items, program speakers, and more. We are hoping those who were planning to attend our in-person event considers pre-registering and attending. You can pre-register here.
Things to look forward to:
• Survivor Speakers
• Online Auction
• Sponsorship Recognition
• Awards Ceremony
• Tour of our Animal Shelter, Healing Gardens, and Playground
• Audience commentary via live chat room
More details on the virtual program and information regarding how to watch the virtual event and access to the online auction will be coming soon. Thank you for supporting First Step!
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.
First Step Locations
44567 Pinetree Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
4400 S. Venoy
Wayne, MI 48184
1394 Cleophus Parkway
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
2727 Second Ave.
Detroit, MI 48210