Julie Jeppson Says Goodbye

So Many Good Things to Come It’s said that word travels fast, and you may have heard that I’ve resigned my position at Stepping Stone in order to campaign full-time for Anoka County Commissioner. I am filled with mixed emotions. I will deeply miss being part of Stepping Stone’s day-to-day struggles and successes. And at [...]

Julie Jeppson Says Goodbye2022-08-03T18:17:34+00:00

Jeff Conner’s Journey with Stepping Stone

Leah, Shelter Advocate; Tammy, former Cafeteria Manager; Val, Volunteer; Jeff Conner, Development Officer Development Officer, Jeff Conner, Shares His Volunteer Journey at Stepping Stone My journey with Stepping Stone started about five years ago, shortly after I returned from a Tony Robbins event in Las Vegas, Nevada. The course I was taking was [...]

Jeff Conner’s Journey with Stepping Stone2022-07-28T16:26:47+00:00

A New Beginning: Meet Michelle

Michelle Bravely Shares Her Story to Help Others Meet artist MzMagik, who we know as Michelle. If you’ve attended any of our events, you may have seen, or even purchased, some of her artwork. We’ve had the privilege to know Michelle for quite a few years now. She came to us as a resident, but [...]

A New Beginning: Meet Michelle2022-06-30T20:21:16+00:00

Constance Free’s Generosity Helps Stepping Stone

Jeff Conner (left), Stepping Stone's Development Officer, accepts check from Constance Free Church. Thank you, Constance Free Church! Constance Free Church in Andover held their annual Sportsman's Banquet and awarded Stepping Stone with a check for $6,793.39!! Various prizes are awarded throughout the evening, and we were honored by their generosity. The [...]

Constance Free’s Generosity Helps Stepping Stone2022-06-30T19:41:55+00:00

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 Funding2022-06-30T19:42:17+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 Drive2022-06-30T19:42:27+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
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