Welcome to First Step, Inc.

Domestic Violence and Sexual assault have thrived in silence for years. Survivors of intimate partner violence have recently come forward in numbers, and that has taken courage. However, their acts of bravery are not enough to ensure that the violence ends.  Lasting change needs the support of and action by each of us. The First Step is to learn more about creating positive relationships based on respect and equality, and then take steps to help build those healthy relationships.



Click here for how you can embrace your voice and help your community #TakeAStep towards ending violence because your voice is powerful and necessary in this conversation.




Are you a survivor?


If you need immediate help, call 911.

If you need to talk to someone, call


For safety tips, click here.

If you are unsure if you’ve been a victim of sexual misconduct, click here.

First Step, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Wichita Falls, TX, serving 12 counties in North Texas.

First Step, Inc. provides free, confidential, and comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault services.

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