Mission Statement

People helping people strengthen the Dunn County community by providing food, shelter and support.

Vision Statement

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


Justice and Sustainability

  • All people have the right to nutritious food, adequate housing, and other needed support services.
  • Sufficient resources exist in our community to provide supportive services and prevent hunger and homelessness.
  • Stepping Stones advocates for the just and equitable sharing of resources.
  • Stepping Stones is committed to the sustainable use of resources, including economic, environmental, and personal resources to assure their availability and abundance in the present and the future.


  • Individuals reach their full potential, and achieve balance and wellness through connections to community.
  • Stepping Stones’ services provide bridges to community, to stability, and to self-sufficiency.
  • Community is fostered by nurturing inclusivity and diversity.

Compassionate Work and Service

  • The effectiveness, talent, and commitment of volunteers and staff are critical to the success of Stepping Stones’ mission.
  • Staff must be equipped to accomplish their responsibilities, and provided with just compensation.
  • Clients, volunteers, and staff cooperate to create a caring, respectful, trusting atmosphere and to engage in work that is mutually rewarding.
  • Work and service spaces that are pleasant, well maintained, and suited to the needs of the service will best facilitate Stepping Stones’ mission.