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THANK YOU Title Sponsor Hoffman Weber Construction!

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Shelter Updates

  • Volunteer and help your community with the 2022 Point-In-Time Count. More information.
  • Financial One Credit Union donates a 240 nights of shelter in 2021! Read more.
  • Compassion Church invites our residents to a special dinner and service. Read more.
  • Stepping Stone staff step out for some fun at Topgolf. Thank you Brad Hunt, Thrivent Financial, for being our host!
  • Stepping Stone joined the Simpson Housing Services and many others on Thursday, December 16, for their annual Minnesota Homeless Memorial March and service. Virtual service link in our blog post.
  • Fridley Lions generously donated $15,000 to help with our recent COVID crises needs and are now one of our Keystone Sponsors!
  • NorthMetro TV comes to the shelter and talks with Executive Director Julie Jeppson on COVID-19 costs and challenges (below).

You Can Help Stepping Stone With Your myWalgreens Dollars

We are participating in the myWalgreens donation program! You can donate your myWalgreens cash rewards to Stepping Stone from December 1, 2021-February 28, 2022. 

myWalgreens Donation Program Details

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?

URGENT Needs for Residents:

  •  Unisex/men/women
    • Sizes 12 and 13 winter boots
    • Size 2X, 3X, and 4X winter jackets
    • Men’s jeans and belts, waist sizes 40-60
    • Boxers in assorted sizes
    • Slippers
  • Body lotion; full size
  • Body wash; full size
  • Shaving cream/gel
  • Ethnic hair care products (full size)

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

Click:  Donate A Meal

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“[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

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.

 2022 Real Stories | One Stage 
Friday, March 25, 5:30pm-8:30pm

We are back at Bunker Hills on Friday, March 25, for the 2022 Real Stories | One Stage Live and In Person event! We can’t wait to work once again with Illusion Theater to create a brand new performance, starring both professional actors and Stepping Stone residents. You won’t want to miss this, so mark your calendar now and save the date!

View 2021’s powerful performance of real stories of those experiencing homelessness, or if you joined us, watch it again. Hit the button below to view.

2021 Real Stories | One Stage
Thank You Keystone Sponsors!

Donate with confidence, knowing that Stepping Stone has met the Charities Review Council’s stringent standards for excellence in nonprofit management. We have once again received our Meets Standard approval through 2024!

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


“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.

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