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Peaceful Families,
Safe Communities

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.

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    1.3 MILLION
    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 rape

    U.S. Department of Justice, “Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women,” November 1998.

First Step Locations

Administrative and
Survivor Services

44567 Pinetree Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170

Survivor Services
Karen Wilson
Smithbauer Center

4400 S. Venoy
Wayne, MI 48184

Survivor Services
Lincoln Park

1394 Cleophus Parkway
Lincoln Park, MI 48146

Survivor Services

2727 Second Ave.
Suite 304
Detroit, MI 48210

“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
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