Welcome to First Step: A Response to Domestic Violence!
We are pleased to welcome you as a new volunteer at First Step! Our organization has had a significant influence on the community in the area of domestic violence for over 30 years. As a social service agency, we are here to respond to a variety of human needs and conditions. You and your fellow volunteers will transform good ideas and dreams into reality, the reality of quality services for victims of domestic violence, their children, and their families. Welcome to our group!
About First Step: A Response to Domestic Violence
Mission, Vision and Values
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.
With the vision of helping survivors break the cycle of violence in their lives, First Step is dedicated to providing
- a 24/hour crisis hotline
- Planning for safety
- Support Group
- Court accompaniment/legal advocacy
- Financial empowerment
- Children's support and advocacy
Domestic Violence 101
Defining Domestic Violence
Understanding Intimate Partner Violence
Why Do We Stay?
Children and Domestic Violence
Don't You Need Rules?
Trauma Informed Services
What do I do if...
Stop, Drop, & Roll
Must Know Resources
Caring for Others Starts by Caring for YOURSELF!
Important Resources in Harrisonburg/Rockingham Co.