Community Businesses Help Fill a Need (and bellies!)

Thank you Unique Dining, Coon Rapids CDJR, Wold Architects, and Morcon Construction for helping feed Stepping Stone’s residents. Stepping Stone has had an exciting fall! We acquired the second floor of our building and have been under renovations for a few months. We were informed by our contractor [...]

Community Businesses Help Fill a Need (and bellies!)2023-01-03T22:32:22-06:00

Change the System-Part One

Good and Bad Men A famous Jewish Rabbi once said, “The poor you will always have with you.” In another famous text, Dao De Ching, the author is quoted as saying, “What is a good man but a bad man’s teacher? What is a bad man but a good man’s job? If you don’t [...]

Change the System-Part One2022-10-07T20:11:29-05:00

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 Goodbye2022-08-03T18:17:34-05:00

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 Stone2022-07-28T16:26:47-05:00

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 Michelle2022-06-30T20:21:16-05:00

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 Stone2022-06-30T19:41:55-05:00

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 Funding2022-06-30T19:42:17-05:00

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 Drive2022-06-30T19:42:27-05:00
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