When there were no family shelters in Montgomery County, an interfaith group purchased a historic farmhouse, which became Stepping Stones Shelter. Today, it offers a full continuum of services: emergency shelter, food and clothing, educational programs (including tutoring for children so that they donít fall behind), and permanent supportive housing for adults living with disabilities (and their children). Once families move on to stable housing, a post-shelter support program offers employment counseling and referrals to help ensure that families remain housed. Last year, Stepping Stones served 32 families in the shelter, provided post-shelter support to 50, case management for six families in permanent supportive housing, and took in 32 new families in crisis Ė 93% of whom left with an income and a stable place to live. More than a stepping stone, your support means a new future for neighbors in need.
Awards & Recognition
Rebuilding Together National Day of Service 9/2009
Bright Horizons Foundation Bright Spaces Project 10/2010
2 Board members and 2 Community Partners received Congressional Citations for their contributions to Stepping Stones and the community 10/2011
Total Wine award for one of ten Outstanding Montgomery County nonprofits 9/2015
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