First Step, Inc.

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Mission and Services

 

First Step, Inc. is a nonprofit organization, based in Wichita Falls, TX, that provides comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Our Mission:

To promote safe and healthy communities free from violence through outreach, education and supportive services.

 

Our Services:

First Step, Inc. provides free crisis intervention services for individuals who have recently experienced domestic and/or sexual violence, leading to emotional, mental, behavioral, and physical problems.  Please call our 24-hour, toll-free crisis line at 1 (800) 658-2683.

Emergency Shelter:

24-hour, safe haven that includes food, clothing, transportation, information, referral to other community services, and assistance with taking the necessary steps to reclaim independence.

Individual & Group Counseling:

Our Survivor Specialist helps victims, their families, and their friends cope with the trauma they have endured.

Legal Advocacy:

Our legal advocate accompanies clients to court, aides in communication with law enforcement, helps clients seeking Protective Orders, and assists in filing for Crime Victim Compensation.

Hospital Advocacy:

Hospital accompaniment provided by staff and trained volunteers.

Children’s Program:

Curriculum focused on helping children recover from experiences with domestic violence.

*All Services are Free and Confidential

Education and Training:

First Step, Inc. offers Community Education and Professional Training programs.  Our Education Coordinator and Professional Trainer educate our community on an array of topics, including Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Bullying, Healthy Relationships, Non-stranger Rape, The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children, and Domestic Violence and the Workplace.  Members of our community leave these presentations with a better understanding of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and the tools necessary to offer support and resources to survivors.

If you are interested in having a representative from First Step, Inc. provide a presentation for your class or organization, please call (940)723-7799.

Walk-ins are welcome.  Crisis Intervention and Survivor Advocacy are available during regular business hours (7:30am – 4:30pm, M-F).  Call the 24-hour crisis hotline at 1(800)658-2683 for more information or crisis intervention at any time.  

624 Indiana Ave, Ste. 304

Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Monday-Friday

7:30am to 4:30pm

FSI covers 12 counties in the North Texas area. They are: Archer, Baylor, Childress, Clay, Cottle, Foard, Hardeman, Jack, Montague, Wichita, Wilbarger, and Young counties.

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