First Step

Basic Needs Support for Families, Children, and Animals


The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation awarded First Step a $20,000 grant to support basic needs for youth, families, and animals.


The pandemic changed how First Step delivers services and resulted in increased costs associated with the needs of survivors and agency costs for supplies. Due to these shifts, support from the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation will be directed to food, transportation, supplies and animal care.

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