Everyone has a place to call home.

Empower. Respect. Collaborate. Steward.

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Maybe you missed this year’s powerful performance of Real Stories|One Stage or want to watch again. Scroll down for a link to view.

Thank You Real Stories|One Stage Sponsors and Donors for a Successful Event!

Thank you LEADING ROLE Sponsor!

Thank you LEADING ROLE Sponsor!

“[Stepping Stone is] one of the best positioned shelters in the state due to actions taken and relationships made right away. Things may happen, but they were unpreventable.”

-Blaire Harrison, MN Department of Health Liaison Officer for the COVID-19 Homeless and Sheltered Response

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Ways to Help This Summer

Volunteers Needed at the Front Desk

Stepping Stone will soon be at capacity, and we need help, especially at our front desk. If you have an interest in volunteering in any way, the first step is to fill out the Volunteer Application. If you volunteered for us in the past, we’ve missed you! Contact Jeff Conner, our Development Officer and Volunteer Coordinator, at 763.370.5744 or jeff.conner@steppingstoneeh.org and let him know you are ready to come back.

Watch this video to hear what Rob, who currently volunteers in our kitchen, has learned while volunteering at Stepping Stone.

Donate A Dinner or Come Grill!

Nothing says summer like grilled food. We have a brand new grill at Stepping Stone and our residents would love to have you come and grill dinner! Small or large groups (up to 15) are welcome outside grilling and serving. Groups up to six are welcome to cook and serve inside the shelter.

Whether on the patio grilling or serving in our kitchen, our residents appreciate the meals.

For more information or to sign up your group, click here.

Our Response to What is Happening in the World Right Now:

As Stepping Stone, we stand on our four pillars of empower, respect, collaborate, and steward. It’s not enough that they are on our web site and printed on a sign. We need to step up and prove that these words have power and purpose, providing us with a compass on how to live our lives, at work, at home, and in our communities.

In response to what’s happening right now, we are:

  • Empowering staff and residents by providing a safe space to voice thoughts, feelings, and emotions without fear of saying the wrong thing, because saying nothing is worse.
  • Respecting each other to intentionally improve upon our communication, actions, and responses to racial issues, tension, and confrontation.
  • Collaborating with those who have lived experiences of homelessness and racial oppression, both staff and residents, to ensure that our communications, actions, and responses are productive and necessary.
  • Being good stewards by looking after, managing, and ensuring that all residents receive the support, resources, and opportunities they need.

We continue to work hard for those who are experiencing homelessness, regardless of color, shade, blemish, and brokenness.

What Can you Do?

Click:  Donate A Meal

Urgent need for Front Desk Volunteers. Contact jeff.conner@steppingstoneeh.org or call  763-370-5744 if you can help.

Immediate Needs for the Kitchen:

  • Saltines
  • Ritz crackers or generic
  • Bulk bags of potato chips
  • Coffee grounds – regular only
  • Nacho/tortilla chips
  • Fresh apples, oranges, bananas and pears
  • Canned fruit

Immediate Needs for Residents:

  • Bath towels, new or gently used
  • New or gently used:
    • XL twin sheets
    • Blankets/bedding
    • Kitchen utensils (for residents who are moving out)
  • Ethnic hair care products (full size)
  • Foot powder
  • Summer sandals and clothing

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When the risk of COVID-19 has decreased, please continue to remember Stepping Stone and our year round efforts:

Everyone has a place to call home.    Empower. Respect. Collaborate. Steward.

A Homeless Shelter Working To End Homelessness

Stepping Stone Emergency Housing is a one-of-a-kind shelter that’s working to break the cycle of homelessness.

We’re more than “just” a place to sleep for the night. We’re a temporary, but short-term home for 66 men and women ages 18+. That means we’re here 24/7 with a bed to call your own, three meals a day, plus laundry and showers.

But that’s not all — and here’s what really makes Stepping Stone unique.

We work with residents one-on-one to create an individualized plan to help them move from homelessness to self-sufficiency. We provide a variety of on-site supports — from classes on topics like financial literacy and job interview skills to weekly medical appointments and more — to help residents take steps toward independence with dignity and compassion.

Stepping Stone is the only homeless shelter serving youth and adults in the five-county area of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Scott and Washington counties.  Learn more about how to Get Involved or How to Get Help.

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 2021 Real Stories | One Stage Live and In-Person

Maybe you missed this year’s powerful performance of real stories of those experiencing homelessness, or want to watch it again. Hit the button below to view.

Thank you 2021 Sponsors: Leading Role HOFFMAN WEBER CONSTRUCTION, MidWestOne Bank, 21st Century Bank, Financial One Credit Union, PSD Land Development, Ham Lake Area Chamber of Commerce,  Blaine-Ham Lake Rotary Club, RK Salon, Walters Recycling & Refuse, Edina Realty Title, Anoka County Commissioner Mandy Meisner, Northeast Bank, Box Financial, Majestic Oaks Golf Club, Village Bank, Waylon James Foundation, Confetti Wealth, and The Heart and Mind Connection.

2021 Real Stories | One Stage
 2020 ParTee Fore a Purpose Annual Fundraiser

We had a beautiful day at The Refuge on September 10 for our 2020 ParTee Fore a Purpose! The Curbside Concert by Kat Perkins was the perfect way to end our successful day. Thank you Self-Sufficiency Title Sponsor, Financial One Credit Union, and ALL our sponsors, golfers, and supporters. We depend on this annual fundraiser to keep our shelter doors open.

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Thank You Keystone Sponsors!

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Donate with confidence, knowing that Stepping Stone has met the Charities Review Council’s stringent standards for excellence in nonprofit management.

Stepping Stone Emergency Housing is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. One hundred percent of your donation is tax deductible. Upon receiving your donation, we will send you a letter which will serve as your receipt.  Tax ID# 20-3226868

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“We may not be able to repair what does not want to be fixed, but we can cause a breakthrough, an opening for more compassion, understanding, and change.” 

Michelle, former Stepping Stone resident

Our Mission

To provide emergency shelter and critical support services to individuals 18 and older experiencing homelessness while striving toward self-sufficiency.

Our Vision

Everyone has a place to call home.

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Our Guiding Principles & Values

-Empower individuals to change their lives

-Treat each resident with dignity and respect

-Collaborate with partners in providing services

-Ensure strong stewardship in managing resources