1 Step Further Community Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that stands dedicated first hand in providing opportunities that enrich the lives of underprivileged, abused, neglected children as well as assistance for individuals that are homeless, survivors of domestic violence, or hunger relief through various programs and resources not available to everyone.
Taking steps with you, one step at a time!
1 Step Further Community Center, Inc. (formally Community Crisis of Hope) is a non-profit with 501(c)3 status located in the Sugar Land area and serves the Houston and surrounding areas. Founded in 2012 by Mrs. L. Mack, a Philanthropist at heart knew her purpose was to help those less fortunate than herself. So as a wife, mother, grandmother and someone who has experienced first hand about abuse, hunger and homelessness. Our focus is towards restoring hope to troubled lives, creating positive stepping blocks and changing lives for the better. Continuing our mission in making a difference in lives by providing beneficial services of quality, dignity, and value in a supportive environment, promoting health, healing, self-respect and positive social interactions to all eligible individuals served. We are not just another organization, yet one who will really cares, values and respects everyone in need. We stand dedicated throughout our mission towards the prevention of bullying, domestic violence issues, child abuse, child, senior neglect, homelessness and most of all hunger relief to all. The Seniors program: Is a very special program and will serve towards the assistance for the disabled and or Elderly individuals with immediate needs, such as changing light bulbs and ensuring proper A/C & Heating is working in their homes in the summer and winter months or as needed. We simply offer help to those that are experiencing major hardships, we will refer clients to other agencies in the event that we can not assist them. Our COMMUNITY is at the heart of our best interest! Here is where positive GROWTH begins and Continues! 1 Step Further Community Center, Inc.
A Short Story about the Founder/CEO
1 Step Further was founded on core values and actual experience, a few we will talk about and so many that will not be shared, however since around the age of 16 years old Larrietta has been a true believer in caring for others, cooking hot meals and handing them out to homeless people, sharing her groceries from the trunk of her car and reaching in her purse to share spare change for those that asked or simply needed a smile. She knew this was her calling and was deemed the go to chic. As time passed and she became an adult, with many goals and aspirations to be a huge influence to others. Mrs. Mack certainly had her fair share of troubling issues, many hills and obstacles to endure to name a few. Although going from pillow to post and not fortunate in having a steady home, being one whom experienced living in a shelter for a short duration, dealing with pedophilia with one of her children, verbal abuse, improper touching and an episode of domestic violence in her past. Larrietta knows first hand just how it feels and the effects it could take on any individual.
So you see, It was her constant drive to pursue her dreams to share her story, and experience with others to possibly help them, get through another day one step at a time.
Larrietta became a mom at an early age of 17 and now has 4 adult children and 7 grand-kids, whom she adore and there would be nothing she wouldn't do to protect them from what she had gone through. Her family is one of the reasons for what she does, outside of just loving and caring for others.
Married and supported through many setbacks, errors, trials and tribulations by an amazing husband whom, through thick and thin is also a positive influence. However with his amazing support, understanding, and the love she received from him, her children and grand-kids, pushes her even harder and further to fight for other people lives, that unfortunately haven't found their voice(s) yet!
With every breath she takes, she fights many hours of researching and more, to seek happiness for all. Although the road is bumpy and long, she will gladly travel that road to help anyone. I am the voice against ABUSE, HUNGER, MOLESTATION, and HOMELESSNESS, because I survived and so can you.
We aim to do our part by preventing molestation in the homes, schools and daycare systems where our children thrive and learn. By effectively educating and offering prevention strategies for a safer environment to school age children against predators and more. Alleviate: 1 Step aims directly to change hunger for all so that no individual goes without eating at any giving time.
We will break the cycle and educate parents on issues, such as ways to prevent child abuse, anger management, bullying in schools as most of the time it begins at home. Learning effective ways and awareness towards who and how to choose good caretakers, while raising good strong children in a stress-free environment. Prevent: We also want to certainly prevent unnecessary deaths to women, infants and children by providing adequate educational tools and resources. Stress and poverty are a couple of areas that causes these issues in and around the home.
Our Future Projects:
We will be working on a very special project to develop a Summer Camp for school aged children and youth, kids will have the opportunity to enjoy their summers in a safe, fun, and educating environment. Filled with enrichment classes that educates against bullying, emotional issues and ways to effectively solve issues in a more positive way rather than violence.
1 Step F. C. C embraces the diversity in our communities, and we assist everyone without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, gender identity, veteran status, disability, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, citizenship and or expression.
We Strongly advocate for school aged children and teens safety, while in public schools. By teaching them that it is okay to tell someone or SEEK help...and that it's perfectly okay, to confide in someone trust Campaign. Program will be ongoing, to prevent children from harm and teens from potentially engaging in suicide. Parents grieve throughout the child's ordeal, Loosing a child is one of the most devastating ordeal that a parent may have to experience in their life. This is why the no bullying prevention is so important to this organization. Bottom line no child should ever experience suffering while attending any learning institution.
Compassion, hard work, drive and sincerity is who we are! Want to Help? Volunteers are always needed and appreciated, we will select the most caring and sincere volunteers to be on board with us.
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