Because shelter should mean more than a room, Stepping Stones offers a central kitchen, family room, playroom, bathrooms, a laundry room, and a basement and attic stocked with donated clothes and supplies. Staff are on hand 24/7 providing food, clothing, case management, employment counseling, and educational programming on such subjects as parenting, budgeting and credit repair. Case managers assess a family's housing barriers, connect them with appropriate options, and refer families to needed community services. Employment counselors help them find jobs and increase their incomes. A post-shelter support program offers employment counseling and referrals to help ensure that families remain housed. Last year, Stepping Stones sheltered 28 families, provided post-shelter support to 50, case management for six families in permanent supportive housing, 32 new families in crisis 93% of whom left with an income and a stable place to live.

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Budget (FY2023)

  • The current budget for Stepping Stones Shelter Inc. is: $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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