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.

History of Stepping Stone
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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.

Our Programs

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).

Our Amenities

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.

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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