Because of the generosity of some of our partners, we felt it was essential to let you know what an impact their partnership has on Stepping Stone and our residents. Because of them, we are able to do even more for those who are experiencing homelessness. Thank YOU to each of these companies who have made a significant commitment! If you would like more information about how you can be a Keystone Sponsor, please contact Julie Jeppson at 763-277-8301 or

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In July 2016, Financial One Credit Union’s leadership and Board of Directors launched their new culture, showing their customers and the community that they are a socially conscious and focused on the 3 things that are essential to the survival and well-being of a person, one of which is shelter. Because of this program and their generosity, Stepping Stone has received over $30,000.  Above and beyond funding hundreds of nights of shelter, Financial One is always very open and willing to support us on additional needs that unexpectedly arise.
Financial One is a member-owned and controlled financial cooperative dedicated to improving the financial well-being of its members. “Since 1933, we have been working hard to provide the best in financial service to our members, backed by one-on-one service that’s unique to every interaction. …One thing that has always remained the same: our unwavering commitment to our members.”

Hoffman Weber Construction is fully committed to Stepping Stone’s rehab project for the home we purchased in Blaine in 2018. They generously donated the labor and materials. In addition, they auctioned off a playhouse at this year’s state fair. All proceeds went to Stepping Stone. The winning bid was over $4,000. They have witnessed firsthand how their support impacts residents. Because of this, their commitment to Stepping Stone and ending homelessness continues into 2019. Stay tuned!
Hoffman Weber Construction is a two-generation, family-owned general contractor firm whose mission is “to be the general contractor of choice for the communities it serves, its valued trade partners, and the industry’s top talent seeking rewarding employment.”

Norhart started a matching program last year with their tenants. Tenants were able to round up their bill, and Norhart generously matched them. Norhart is helping its residents find a better way to live and THEIR residents are helping OUR residents find a better way to live by paying it forward.
Norhart is an area apartment management and construction company located in Forest Lake. “Our purpose is to create a better way for people to live. We are doing this through our smart apartment technology, our lifestyle living, connecting communities, and by giving back. We want to be positively recognized as an innovative and growing company committed to providing service and care to our residents, communities, and team members by being an example in the multi0-family housing industries.”

Thank you Ramsey Lions Club for providing a $10,000 match at our 2019 Real Stories/One Stage event! Club members continue to support Stepping Stone financially, but also took time last year to prepare a grilled meal for residents to enjoy an outdoor cookout last summer. So please continue gambling in their establishments!
The Ramsey Lions Club is a member group of men and women from the local community who volunteer their time and talents to perform a variety of community service activities. “We learn, share our talents and work as a team on our many fund raising activities, including food and beverage sales at community events and our charitable gambling locations. We would like to THANK the community for their support and patronage at our fundraisers and charitable gambling sites.”

Our Mission

To provide emergency shelter and critical support services to individuals 18 and older experiencing homelessness while striving toward self-sufficiency.

Our vision

Everyone has a place to call home.


Our Guiding Principles & Values

-Empower individuals to change their lives

-Treat each resident with dignity and respect

-Collaborate with partners in providing services

-Ensure strong stewardship in managing resources