A Homeless Shelter, And So Much More
Whether shelter is needed for a few nights or a few months, all Stepping Stone residents are treated with dignity and respect and have their basic needs met. This means a bed and linens to call their own, three meals per day, showers, laundry facilities, and even clothing and toiletries when needed.
But that’s not all.
Through our first-of-its-kind programs and services, we work with each resident one-on-one to identify the cause of their homelessness — for example, lack of education, unemployment or under employment, need for affordable housing, making positive personal choices — and help them develop a personalized plan to move toward self-sufficiency. Working with a case manager, each resident completes an Individual Goal Plan (IGP) that identifies their ultimate goal and breaks it down into attainable steps to reach that goal.
We’re meeting residents’ needs while they call Stepping Stone “home,” and more important, we’re helping them take steps to establish a home of their own.
Annual Report & Statistics
Our goal and focus as the only licensed homeless shelter in the five county suburban metro has always been and will always be, the 66 men and women we serve, who are youth and adult individuals, ages 18 and older.
Through our first-of-its-kind programs and services, we work one-on-one with each resident, getting at the root cause of their homelessness (lack of education, need for employment, finding affordable housing, and making positive personal decisions).
Stepping Stone is not just another homeless shelter. We don’t simply put a bandage on the problem of homelessness. Homelessness should be a temporary situation that someone is experiencing. Our hope is that our residents will never need to experience homelessness again.
Support individuals 18 and over who are experiencing homelessness by accelerating the growth of available shelter that brings education and solutions to our homeless response.
Provide a safe and inclusive community response to ending homelessness for all.
Our Guiding Principles & Values
–Empower individuals to change their lives
-Treat all with dignity and respect
–Collaborate with partners in providing services
-Ensure strong stewardship in managing resources