Stepping Stones of Dunn County

Food. Shelter. Support. Since 1986.

What‘s Happening at Stepping Stones

2017 – 2018 Discount Cards are here!

Stepping Stones Discount Cards are only $10 each. Stop by the Stepping Stones office for savings at 15 exciting area businesses for the next year.

Enjoy great savings all year at these great area locations: Advance Auto, Exit 45 Restaurant, Marion’s Legacy, Log Jam Bar & Grill, Menomonie Street Dairy Queen, The Acoustic Cafe, Cancun Mexican Grill, Circle M, Denny’s, The Duke & Dagger, Erbert and Gerbert’s, Tabby’s Catfe, The Raw Deal, Toppers Pizza, and Waterfront Restaurant. Cards are only $10!! Stop by Stepping Stones at 1602 Stout Road and start taking advantage of a year of discounts today! Click here to order online!

You shop. Amazon gives.

If you’re shopping online this holiday season (or anytime), please use this Amazon Smile link to have 0.5% of your purchase donated directly to Stepping Stones!

You must use the Amazon Smile link on (using the mobile app does not give you the option to donate). It couldn’t be easier to support Stepping Stones and we will all be smiling.

Winter Haven Opened November 15th!
Here are some ways you can still help—

Winter Haven season will be here soon and we need your help! The shelter can sleep up to 10 people per night.

There are 2 volunteer shifts per night and 2 volunteers are needed for each shift— 7:30 pm – 1:30 am & 1:30 am – 7:30 am.Duties include: checking guests in, serving coffee & snacks, ensuring everyone is settled for the night and awakened in the morning, setting out breakfast foods, and tidying up.

We also need help spreading the word about the need for volunteers. Please tell your friends, family, colleagues, church groups, civic organizations, etc.! If there are no volunteers to take a shift the shelter must close and we don’t want that! Volunteers must be 18 or older.

If you can help by being an overnight host please contact Jill Seichter, the volunteer coordinator, at 715.235.2920 or  Daytime hosts are also needed but overnight volunteers are the most critical.

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 1,400 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.



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 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.

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!