Julie Works to Overcome Challenges in Funding

An image of the Franklin/Hiawatha Encampment in Minneapolis in 2018. MinnPost file photo by Jim Walsh  “Programs to combat homelessness work, it’s the lack of funding that doesn’t.” MinnPost article, written by Stepping Stone Executive Director Julie Jeppson, along with Emily Larson, Duluth Mayor, and Rhonda Otteson, Executive Director of Minnesota Coalition [...]

Julie Works to Overcome Challenges in Funding2022-05-13T18:55:00+00:00

Walman Optical Holds Food Drive

Walman Optical employees presenting Stepping Stone's Cafeteria Manager Tammy with the donations. (Tammy is third from left.) Thank you, Walman Optical! Walman Optical in Brooklyn Park created a company food drive from April 9-May 9, and what a success! Their generous employees donated much-needed canned and boxed food to help Stepping Stone [...]

Walman Optical Holds Food Drive2022-05-13T19:43:15+00:00

MN Coalition for the Homeless Reach Out to Julie

Julie Helps Co-Author a Response The MN Coalition for the Homeless reached out to Julie Jeppson, Stepping Stone’s Executive Director, and asked her to help co-author a response to an article in the MinnPost entitled, “Housing advocates want lawmakers to restart and replenish Minnesota’s halted rental assistance program. That’s gonna be a tough sell.” [...]

MN Coalition for the Homeless Reach Out to Julie2022-05-05T19:00:09+00:00

Coon Rapids Police Adds Mental Health Professional

Coon Rapids Police Adds Mental Health Professional Many in the homeless community, as well as Stepping Stone residents, deal with mental health issues daily. We were so excited to hear that the Coon Rapids Police Department is working toward a solution when it comes to their growing number of mental health calls. Read or [...]

Coon Rapids Police Adds Mental Health Professional2022-05-05T16:48:24+00:00

Four Staff = Back to the Shelter

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 [...]

Four Staff = Back to the Shelter2022-02-10T23:02:02+00:00

2021 A Year In Review!

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 [...]

2021 A Year In Review!2022-01-19T17:31:13+00:00
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