Why Get Involved?

The need for peace and safety as well as physical and emotional support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Wayne County is huge.

Now, more than ever, as survivors across the county are finding their voice after years of silence. There is a strong need for all of us to get involved and help bring peace and safety back to families. Now, more than ever, your involvement can help to transform lives and help break the chains of violence.

Join us. Together we can create peaceful families and safe communities.

Start a Fundraiser:

Start a Birthday Fundraiser and make this year special by celebrating your birthday and supporting great cause at the same time! In lieu of gifts, ask your friends and family to donate to First Step in honor of your birthday.
Start your fundraiser!
Whether you’re running a marathon or participating in your first race use your next sports opportunity to raise funds & awareness for a cause you care about!
Start your fundraiser!
Get creative! Have a video game marathon, dance all day, shave your head! The skys the limit - whatever you are passionate about or love do it for a cause! Get creative and fundraise for First Step.
Start your Fundraiser!

Join First Step’s Circle of Peace:

Circle of Peace Members are a special kind of supporter.

They are the sustaining foundation of our work. It is because of their consistent commitment that we can continue to give survivors of domestic and sexual violence the hope, healing and safety they need to begin a new life.

By committing monthly, you are joining a passionate community of people who believe that everyone deserves a life free from fear and violence.

To learn more about monthly giving, click here.

Join now!

Shop For Our Cause:

Amazon has made it possible for your to support First Step every time you shop through AmazonSmile! Every time you shop Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to First Step. It’s a win win for everyone!

Use the simple steps below and start shopping!

  • SIGN IN & CHOOSE First Step

    Go to smile.amazon.com. The screen will look slightly different depending on whether or not you’re already signed into Amazon. Find the spot to pick your charity & simply search for First Step!

  • SELECT First Step

    After signing in and searching for “First Step,” select First Step as your charity.

  • Start Shopping!

    Make sure you are at smile.amazon.com (not amazon.com). Once you’ve selected First Step everything else is the same. There is no extra cost passed onto you and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to First Step!


First Step  relies heavily on the kindness and generosity of our volunteers to provide support and assistance to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The gift of time is precious one, and our teams are trained to help provide that gift.

Click Here to Learn more!

Tell Your Friends About Us:

When you follow us on Instagram and Twitter or like us on Facebook, you are sharing our mission to eliminate both domestic and sexual violence and to provide comprehensive services to individuals and families impacted by there crimes.

Our pictures, facts and news articles are simple message that you can share on your social media pages. By doing this, you are helping to spread awareness about First Step and the services we provide as well as helping to create opportunities for others to get involved with First Step helping us to reach even more survivors.