It would be nice if all of our projects or organizations that we deal with are like the Ice Cream Social or Touch a Truck. But turning a blind eye to the unpleasantness in life is not the Rotary way. So when we heard our speaker from last week, Theresa Bizoe, from First Step, our Rotary group was ready to listen with an ear for being of service to those who have benefitted from First Step’s services.
First Step is a Wayne County private agency that deals with domestic violence and sexual assault, and aids 7,000 to 8,000 clients per year mainly in Wayne. They have a 24-hour helpline and response team. They can provide victims with temporary housing and legal, medical, and financial information. All of the services they offer are free to their clients. It is a comfort to know that when someone has been a victim of sexual assault or domestic violence, First Step is available for them to put back better the broken pieces of their lives.