Next Step Ministries | A Safe Haven From Domestic Violence in Kernersville, NC

24 Hour Crisis Line

Our Mission

Next Step Ministries provides refuge, advocacy and education
to survivors of domestic violence and the broader community.

Three ways you can help

How We Started...

In 1998, after the death of a local schoolteacher, several leaders in our community came to the realization that there was nowhere for domestic violence victims to turn to in Kernersville. They recognized that there were people in our own area who didn’t have a safe place to rest their head. With that in mind, Next Step Ministries was created. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission of providing refuge, advocacy and education to survivors of domestic violence and the broader community.

The Thrift Store

The Next Step Ministries Thrift Store has been a wonderful addition to Next Step Ministries since we opened our doors in 2005. The store contributes just over 50% of the agency’s total annual income and provides guests and nonresidential clients the opportunity to shop at the store at no charge. Often times, guests come to us without much more than the clothes on their backs. Donating to us ensures that we will have inventory to meet the needs of our guests of all ages and sizes.

Open: Monday – Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
& Thursday 10 AM to 6 PM.


Unmask The Violence event is sold out.  Thank you so much for your interest in attending our event!  We hope you will join us next year!

If you would like to donate to this event and were unable to get tickets, you can purchase a Gator from our “Gator Grab” (raffle ticket) that gives you a 1 in 20 chance for an “experience” every month for a year.  Such as, a cupcake every month, a custard every month, a car wash every month, a coffee every month, and the diamond prize–$50 Dinner for 2 at Outwest every month.  To purchase a Gator, call our office at 336-413-7054 

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