First Step, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Wichita Falls, TX, and covering a 12 county area, that provides comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault services.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In the United States April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. Sexual violence is a major public health, human rights and social justice issue. We need everyone’s help to end it.

Sexual assault has for years thrived in silence. Survivors of sexual misconduct have recently come forward in numbers, and that has taken courage. However, their acts are not enough to ensure that acts of sexual misconduct cease. Further change will need the support of each of us, and action by each of us first, to learn more about creating positive relationships based on respect and equality, and then to take steps to help build those healthy relationships.


First Step, Inc. is encouraging individuals from every walk of life to embrace their voice and “Take a Step” to promote healthy relationships free from violence. Whether you are a friend, relative, parent, intimate partner, co-worker, boss, neighbor or by-stander, there are Steps you can take. 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.


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