We Love Our Mothers!

Diana struggled for years in an abusive relationship. When she finally had the courage to leave, she found herself with no skills and little hope for her and her sons. That's when she turned to First Step... WATCH VIDEO


Latoya came to us desperate get her daughter out of the shelter run down by mold and bed bugs. The First Step Program helped her get back on her feet and into the job of her dreams... WATCH VIDEO


Two years ago, Melissa showed up at our Crisis Intervention Program early one morning – battered and afraid –
seeking refuge from her abusive husband. Like any mom, Melissa wanted a safe and happier life for her daughters... READ MORE


Sharon is a 35 year-old divorced single mom. She supports herself and her daughter, Alliah, on her very limited income as a security guard - she makes just over $9 per hour. Last year, Sharon and Alliah became homeless when City inspectors evacuated their affordable, but severely run-down Bronx apartment that violated fire safety codes. With no family in New York, they had nowhere to turn but the shelter system... READ MORE