What We Do

Finding a Solution

Finding someone a place to live isn’t the hard part. Working with them on how to KEEP it, now, that’s the hard part. At Stepping Stone, we work and support our residents on doing the hard part. We have a one-of-a-kind approach by taking a broader, holistic (mind, body and emotional support) approach. As one policy maker stated, “There is nothing like Stepping Stone in the state, and I’d be hard-pressed to find anything else like it in the country.”

Our Residents

Our goal and focus as Anoka County’s only licensed homeless shelter has always been, and will always be, the residents we serve, who are 66 youth and adult individuals, ages 18 and older.

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Our Programs

Through our first-of-its-kind programs and services, we work one-on-one with each resident, getting at the root cause of their homelessness (lack of education, need for employment, finding affordable housing, and making positive personal decisions). 

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Our Services

The services we provide (computer lab, large group meetings, recreational and exercise room, bike shop, medical clinic, dental exams, cafeteria, etc.) promote an overall healthy lifestyle.

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Our Amenities

Stepping Stone is not “just another homeless shelter.” We don’t simply put a Band-Aid on the problem of homelessness. Homelessness should be a temporary situation that someone is experiencing. Our hope is that our residents will never need to experience homelessness again.

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