Founded in 1978, Women and Children First offers protection to women and children who are the victims of domestic violence. It provides crisis intervention and social and legal advocacy and support services. The organization offers food, shelter, clothing and medicines. Women and Children First also provides 24-hour family advocate assistance services. It additionally offers assistance to women in becoming financially and emotionally independent. The organization provides tutorial, mentoring, early intervention, child care and group therapy services. Women and Children First receives sponsorships from The Murphy Group, Stone Ward, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Onebanc, Baptist Health, Delta Trust & Bank, Conveyor Technology and Baldwin & Shel Construction Company. Women and Children First offers information on dealing with battered women and various indicators of abuse.