Stepping Stones of Dunn County

Food. Shelter. Support. Since 1986.

Serving Dunn County

Stepping Stones seeks to foster a community that prevents hunger, homelessness and
isolation throughout Dunn County through its three programs.


Food Pantry

The Food Pantry provides food and personal care items to people in need and is currently averaging 1,400 visits per month. Stepping Stones also has “mini” outreach pantries in rural Dunn County communities to serve at-risk seniors and individuals with disabilities.



The Stepping Stones Shelters provide emergency shelter, housing assistance, and referral services. Winter Haven operates November 15 through May 31. We are currently seeking volunteers for Winter Haven.


Community Connections

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.

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Stepping Stones Discount Cards

The perfect stocking stuffer! Stepping Stones Discount Cards are only $10 each (a great holiday gift that’s tax deductible, too). Stop by the Stepping Stones office for the holiday gift that saves money all year long at participating organizations. Good until August 31, 2017!



Amazon Smiles
You shop. Amazon Gives to Stepping Stones.

If you’re shopping this holiday season, use this Amazon Smile link to have 0.5% of your purchase donated directly to Stepping Stones!  Everything you buy benefits Stepping Stones.

You must use the Amazon Smile link (using or the mobile app does not give you the option to donate). It couldn’t be easier and we will all be smiling at your generous gift.


Average visits to the Food Pantry per month in 2015. That’s an average of 55 families per day, six days a week, nearly 80% of whom were living at or below poverty level.


Nights of shelter provided at either at the Stepping Stones Shelter on South Broadway, at Winter Haven, or at a local motel for short-term stays in 2015.


Individuals and families who received over $27,000 in emergency financial assistance for rent, heat, electrical bills, fuel and clothing and/or supportive services in 2015.


Volunteer hours contributed in 2015 to help make all of Stepping Stones’ programs and services possible.

Take the Tour

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!