We have something special coming up for the month of September! JOIN US for the inaugural Glamp Out for First Step fundraising event, generously hosted at White Oak Lavender Farm. Enjoy a casual evening of all things lavender, delicious food, and supporting the incredible mission of First Step to empower survivors to break the cycle of violence and abuse in their lives.

Survivors need to know that the community cares for them. Survivors need support. Survivors need YOU. Their time at First Step is temporary,  but they still need the basic necessities to make their stay as comfortable and safe as possible. Thanks to community support, survivors are able to access basic necessities at First Step.

Right now, you can support survivors by giving our greatest need: GIFT CARDS. Since the pandemic, gifts cards have been the more effective way to accommodate the many needs of survivors.

You can purchase gift cards and either mail them or drop them off at our location: 129 Franklin St., Harrisonburg VA 22801.

Want more ways to help? View the rest of our current needs list and give what you can!

“First Step: A Response to Domestic Violence empowers individuals through support, advocacy, and education. We are committed to the elimination of domestic violence in our community.”

You just read our mission statement. But do you know who is behind that mission?

Survivors, volunteers, first responders, & advocates are behind the mission. Donors, partner organizations, & funders are behind the mission.

YOU are behind the mission. You’re reading this because you care about domestic violence survivors and their loved ones. Behind the Mission is more than just a monthly newsletter – it takes you on a journey to discover who is behind First Step’s mission. We love interacting with you on social media, but we wanted a different way of connecting with you.

Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, Behind the Mission, to receive updates on how you’re impacting survivors of domestic violence.