Why We Exist
In 1997, Chattanooga, TN was in a desperate place. Crime was on the rise, drug use was growing and the city's economic status was less than favorable. A few of the city's civic leaders decided to do something to change the path the community was on.
After some research, these leaders quickly recognized that some of the greatest issues plaguing the city were caused by a breakdown in the family unit and a lack of healthy relationships.
That's when First Things First was born as a community-wide initiative to rebuild, renew and revitalize Chattanooga- beginning with relationships and the families they produced.