Welcome to STEPS. We are a nonprofit organization that assists survivors of domestic violence during the transitions of rebuilding their lives.
We are dedicated to helping victims connect with local and out of state resources that provide services designed specifically for their individual needs.
The Mission of STEPS is to empower and transform the lives of survivors, educate the community and advocate for victims of domestic violence.
STEPS envisions a community where no survivor returns to an unhealthy relationship. Survivors of violence are empowered by their community and feel safe and secure within.
STEPS was founded with hope, empowerment, and internal safety in mind. On average, a woman will leave an abusive relationship seven times before she leaves for good.
Many survivors return because they feel alone and hopeless. The transition to survivorship can be very challenging when you feel alone.
We understand and are eager to provide individualized advocacy and endless support during those transitions. We are committed to being there every step of the way.
How Can We Help?
Individualized advocacy that includes, but is not limited to:
- Assistance with locating emergency, transitional, and/or permanent housing
- Assistance with understanding the court process and other legal proceedings
- Goal accountability workshops
- Support groups
- Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault awareness presentations
- Assistance with locating and receiving supportive services
“Our dreams don’t disappear, they’re just waiting to become true.”
Kamilla Barton CEO
Kamilla Barton is the Executive Director and Founder of S.T.E.P.S. She is a proud survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault. She contributes her survivorship to the Family Safety Center, the Exchange Club Family Center, Case Management Inc., The Crime Victim Center and a host of others including the Salvation Army Women’s Shelter.
Kamilla served as the Victims Advocate Provider for Memphis and Shelby County’s Blueprint for Safety. She has since dedicated her life to helping individuals affected by violence.
We’re with you every step of the way