Stepping Stones of Dunn County
Food. Shelter. Support. Since 1986.
Stepping Stones seeks to foster a community that prevents hunger, homelessness and
isolation throughout Dunn County through its three programs.
The Community Connections Program connects volunteers to people needing support services and provides direct assistance to people in emergency financial need as funds are available.
Average visits to the Food Pantry per month in 2016. That’s an average of 57 families per day, six days a week, nearly 80% of whom are living at or below poverty level and the rest very close.
Nights of shelter provided in 2016 at either one of the Stepping Stones Shelters or at a local motel for short-term stays when the shelters are full. This is an increase of over 20% from 2015.
Individuals and families who received over $31,000 in emergency financial assistance for rent, heat, electrical bills, fuel and clothing and critical needs in 2016.
Volunteer hours contributed in 2016 to help make all of Stepping Stones’ programs and services possible.
The Stepping Stones Newsletter is a vital communication tool that lets the community know about all of the great work that is done each quarter by Stepping Stones Volunteers, Board, and Staff. You can read the most current information on the Food Pantry including number of people served and many organizations that have donated. There is data about the Stepping Stones Shelters and those we have assisted. Community Connection volunteer support—both financial and direct aid—are detailed. And, of course, each issue includes the very popular Gifts & Memorials section.
In the archives, all of the issues for each year are assembled into one PDF volume for your reading pleasure. It’s a great way to get a sense of the enduring work and mission of Stepping Stones!
We invite you to visit Stepping Stones during normal business hours to see the work we do.
Stay tuned for an online tour coming soon to this space!