Updates to Our Second Floor North Metro TV and ABC Newspapers Report on our Exciting News The second floor expansion has been exciting for us - and newsworthy! Read the ABC Newspaper article here. Watch the North Metro TV news piece:
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So far Julie Jeppson, Executive Director has created 10 blog entries.
Emergency Staffing Pool Means We Move Back to the Shelter! So many of us are experiencing staffing shortages right now. Some, even dangerously low. Stepping Stone is no exception. The State asked for our feedback and responded! During a listening session, key State decision makers heard the struggles that we’re having. In response, they [...]
2021 A Year in Review Unprecedented! If we had to choose one word that described 2021, that's what it would be. Despite some huge adversities that the shelter faced with the pandemic, we had some amazing things happen this past year. Highlights of 2021: 1. We appreciate and extend our gratitude to our [...]
During the winter of 2013, long-time Anoka County employee and retiree Edna Hoium stepped in to work at Stepping Stone Emergency Housing to help prevent it from closing after a few pivotal employees walked out one day. Edna’s passion and tenacity stabilized Stepping Stone, slowly getting it back on solid financial ground. Today the shelter [...]
We need your help! $80K per Month Emergency COVID Response Recently, COVID has come on like a tsunami and on October 1st, Stepping Stone took expensive emergency action to ensure the safety of our residents and staff by moving half of our residents to an area hotel to allow for more social distancing. Initially, quarantining [...]
We always want to share with the community the good times and the not-so-good times, and I think that by working together we're doing a really good job! But in everything we do, the content must be real (impactful, educational, honest, sincere, etc.). This week, we've experienced a very real week. The following explains [...]
HUGE shout out to Walters Recycling and Refuse for their VERY generous end of year gift! Through a grant, we were able to purchase 30 replacement mattresses. Walters generously hauled ALL of the old ones away, which would have cost us over $1,000 if we would have gone with any other company! This is [...]
We depend on, and need, the help of our volunteers. Because of the pandemic, we were not able to allow volunteers into the shelter. But we are welcoming them back! Here's an update from executive director, Julie Jeppson.