November 5th Shooting at First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs TX

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Kenneth and Irene Hernandez pay their respects as they visit a makeshift memorial with crosses placed near the scene of a shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, killing and wounding many. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were affected by the heartbreaking tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas last weekend. Family Violence affects not just the lives of those directly involved, but overtly or covertly affects the lives of our loved ones in our communities. Family Violence thrives in silence, and the walls of a home are unable to contain the lasting impact it has on all affected.

First Step, Inc. continues our mission to promote safe and healthy communities free from violence. If you share this vision with us and would like to take action, please feel free to reach out to us on our website,, or call our administrative offices at: 940-723-7799.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911, and for additional support, please call our hotline at: 800-658-2683.


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