Phone: 24 hour help line: 734) 722-6800

              Office phone: (734) 416-1111 

Fax: (734) 416-5555
Hours: Help available via helpine 24/7. 

Services include but are not limited to: 24-hour helpline, crisis intervention, and assault response; emergency shelter and transitional housing;  counseling, advocacy, and support groups for adults and children; and community education, outreach, and in-service training.

Open to all Wayne County, including downriver and Western Wayne Communities.


Community Response Team has an advocate available via the 35th District Court, servicing the Canton area. Call 734-722-6800 for survivor services.

Survivor Services
Karen Wilson
Smithbauer Center
4400 S. Venoy
Wayne, MI 48184

Administrative and
Survivor Services
44567 Pinetree Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170


Since 1978, First Step has been working for peaceful families and safe communities in Wayne County, Michigan. First Step is a comprehensive service provider for those impacted by domestic and sexual violence in Wayne County. First Step's free, confidential, and trauma informed programs are designed to help survivors, and their families, overcome the lack of intervention and support, feelings of powerlessness, isolation, danger and fear, and the financial, emotional, and cultural barriers that victims of violence often face when seeking help. 

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