In 1998, community leaders came to the realization of a sad truth. Many women and children in the Forsyth County area had been beaten, terrorized, and sometimes tragically killed. The truth of the matter is that no woman should have to live in an environment where she consistently fears for her safety. Neither should she have to fear for the well being of her children.

Community leaders recognized that a battered woman and her children need a place of healing and security. They envisioned a place where victims of domestic violence could go for food, shelter, guidance, and safety. This is how Next Step Ministries was born.

Next Step Ministries is a 501c3 non-profit organization with the goal of assisting victims of domestic violence and their children to break the cycle of violence.

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