Peaceful Families,
Safe Communities

Since 1978, First Step has been working for peaceful families and safe communities in Wayne County, Michigan. First Step is a non-profit agency providing comprehensive services for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

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    1.3 MILLION
    people 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)
  • 85%
    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 rape
    U.S. Department of Justice, “Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women,” November 1998.

First Step Offices

Administrative and
Survivor Services

44567 Pinetree Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170

Karen Wilson
Smithbauer Center

4400 S. Venoy
Wayne, MI 48184

Lincoln Park
Survivor Services
1394 Cleophus Parkway
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
By appointment only

Survivor Services

2727 Second Ave.
Suite 304
Detroit, MI 48210
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