First Step has been serving the Wichita Falls community and eleven other counties for almost 40 years.
The holiday season is when the non-profit needs extra help supporting those who suffer from domestic violence, sexual abuse and child abuse.
“We really rely on the community support to donate items for the store, for the shelter, especially during the holiday season,” said Thompson.
“The mothers that you see around the holidays they're just struggling to find what they are going to do for Christmas for their children, and nearly 45% of the clients we serve are children."
One local company is doing what it can to help the twelve families staying at the shelter this Christmas.
“If I was in that situation I wish there was someone who could help me too. I’m always willing to help someone who is willing to help themselves,” said Michael Hague of Longo Landscape.
You can help out too by donating at the First Step Thrift Store. All proceeds go to helping those in the shelter, and First Step is always looking for volunteers.
This year First Step has serviced more than 1,000 victims by helping them get away from their violent situations, find employment, get counseling and even financial education classes.