First Step Domestic Violence Services offers free support services for victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, or other violent crimes. Domestic violence can happen to anyone. It crosses cultural, racial, ethnic, economic, gender, and political boundaries. Most victims are women; however, children, teenagers, men, and the elderly are also at risk. Domestic violence can occur anytime and anywhere and can affect your workplace. Services for children and adults range from case management to counseling, court advocacy, and safe shelter.

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Programs and Services
  • 24 Hour Crisis Line – Call or Text 828-228-1787

  • Information and referrals to community resources

  • No cost confidential crisis counseling

  • Victim advocacy and assistance with navigating the court system

  • Assistance with 50B restraining and/or 50C No-Contact order process

  • Temporary shelter in our emergency shelter for people who are escaping violent homes, sexual assault, or human trafficking

  • Relocation assistance

  • Support groups

  • Safety planning