Survivor Stories

“If First Step did not exist, I would be in a bad situation.  The shelter really made me more self-reliant and made changing my situation easier.”

Get Help and Learn More

First Step: A Response to Domestic Violence is dedicated to providing:

A 24/hour crisis hotline

Planning for safety


Support Group

Court accompaniment/legal advocacy

Financial empowerment

Children’s support and advocacy


"A Safe Place to Grow"

Help us grow so that we may be able to continue our crucial work providing support services and resources to survivors of domestic and dating violence.

First Step: A Response to Domestic Violence

“A Safe Place to Grow”

All of our services are free and confidential.  They are available to anyone regardless of economic status or ability, immigration status, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs and/or ethnicity.

First Step: A Response to Domestic Violence dedicates services to providing emergency shelter and support to individuals and families in crisis because of domestic violence, dating violence, or family violence.  First Step’s services are client driven, trauma informed, empowering, and safety oriented to meet the needs of individuals and their children.

First Step’s services include a 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, Emergency Shelter, Individualized Safety Planning, Voluntary Case Management, Advocacy, Support Group, and Court Accompaniment.

All services at First Step are available in English and Spanish.  First Step also accesses a language line and interpreting services for additional languages.

Help Us Grow

Donate today to help us continue to work with survivors of domestic and dating violence and their children.

Meet Our Staff

First Step is staffed 24/7 for anyone seeking services or requesting more information about our agency.


Learn about more opportunities to help us end domestic violence in our community.