Stepping Stones of Dunn County

Food. Shelter. Support. Since 1986.

What‘s Happening at Stepping Stones


Join Us for Guest Server Night at The Barrel Room!

Servers will include Stepping Stones’ staff and board members and other local ‘celebrities’!
All cash tips benefit Stepping Stones.

Wednesday, 6–9 p.m.
March 21, 2018
The Barrel Room


ALSO, SAVE THE DATE for one more great annual event!
Stepping Stones’ 17th Annual Garden Tour: Sat., June 23, 9 am – 2 pm.


2017 – 2018 Discount Cards Now Half-Price – Only $5!

Get great savings at 15 area businesses! Cards are good through August. Stop by Stepping Stones at 1602 Stout Road or Click here to order online.  The card will more than pay for itself once you start taking advantage of the great discounts!



The Winter Haven shelter, which operates dormitory style from mid-Nov.-March so we can shelter more people during the coldest months, has been very busy this season and volunteers are still needed!

There are 2 overnight host volunteer shifts per night and 2 volunteers are needed for each shift.  It’s easy and fun!

If you can help please contact Jill Seichter, Stepping Stones’ volunteer coordinator, at  or 715.235.2920. Daytime hosts are also needed but overnight volunteers are the most critical.

YOU SHOP. AMAZON GIVES.When you’re shopping online please use this Amazon Smile link to have 0.5% of your purchase donated directly to Stepping Stones!  It couldn’t be easier to support Stepping Stones and we will all be smiling.

Note:  You must use the above link or the Amazon Smile link on—using the mobile app does not give you the option to donate. 

Give to Stepping Stones

Serving Dunn County

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


The Food Pantry provides food and personal care items to people in need and is currently averaging 1,500 visits per month. Stepping Stones also provides over 400 Project SAM weekend kids meal bags to children and youth at local schools each week.


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.



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.

Statistically Speaking


Average visits to the Food Pantry per month in 2017. That’s an average of over 60 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 2017 at either one of the Stepping Stones Shelters or at a local motel for short-term stays when the shelters are full.


Individuals and families who received almost $30,000 in emergency financial assistance for rent, heat, electrical bills, fuel, clothing and other critical needs in 2017.


Volunteer hours contributed in 2017 to help make all of Stepping Stones’ programs and services possible.

Newsletter & Memorials Archives

Recent news and Memorial contributions

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.

Newsletter and Memorials Archives

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!

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!