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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

2022 Point-In-Time Count for Anoka County

Volunteer and Help With This Important State-Wide Count The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) asks communities each year to gather information on all the people experiencing homelessness on a given night during the last 10 days in January.  The 2022 Point-In-Time (PIT) count is set for Wednesday, January 26th, 2022. [...]

2022 Point-In-Time Count for Anoka County2022-06-30T19:42:45+00:00

Financial One Credit Union 1+1+1 = 3 Essentials

Financial One Donates $5,000 in an End of Year Donation Ross Bloomquist, President of Financial One, created a 1+1+1 = 3 Essentials initiative in which they donate nights of shelter to Stepping Stone each year. With this donation, they have donated $12,000 in 2021 which equals 240 nights of shelter! Our residents, and future [...]

Financial One Credit Union 1+1+1 = 3 Essentials2022-06-30T19:42:53+00:00

Why Is a 71 Year Old Living in a Homeless Shelter?

Happy 71st birthday to one of our residents, but.......... The kindness and thoughtfulness of the residents who decorated her door was so incredibly thoughtful! They really are a community and support one another whenever possible.  However, if you think about it a little more, why is a 71-year-old living in a homeless shelter? On every [...]

Why Is a 71 Year Old Living in a Homeless Shelter?2021-12-23T19:28:33+00:00
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