St. Louis Park Emergency Program

Mission Statement

STEP responds to our neighbors in need by providing access to vital services that foster stability.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments STEP provided essential services to 3,373 unique individuals last year. Services included food (2,309 individuals), baby supplies (26,186 diapers, baby food and formula to 73 households), housing assistance (direct rental grants to 54 households), transportation assistance (121 rides to food shelf or medical appointments, 90 emergency gas cards/bus passes, 827 grocery deliveries), social work services (671 referrals and ongoing case management to 53 households living in subsidized housing), winter coats (coats and other winter wear items to 331 people), school supplies (backpacks and supplies to 396 students), and holiday toys for 593 children. Over the course of the year, 10,096 unique services were provided. STEP stabilized families in all corners of the community. Over half of the households served have children.
Current Goals STEP is initiating a five year strategic plan in 2023. The plan supports goals in six areas of Development, Facilities & Operations, Financial Sustainability, Outreach, Personnel, and Services. For Development, STEP will design and implement a comprehensive and multifaceted development strategy that secures the stability of the organization and nurtures a culture of giving. For Facilities and Operations, STEP will create a welcoming, safe, accessible and efficiently functioning multi-purpose space that enhances the experience and utilization for all stakeholders. For financial sustainability, STEP will strengthen our financial position to ensure ongoing viability and vitality to achieve the organizational mission. For outreach, STEP will increase community awareness of services and optimize opportunities available to engage the community and increase impact, particularly with historically disconnected groups. For personnel, STEP will strengthen our organizational culture by inviting, welcoming and retaining personnel (staff/volunteers/board) who are representative of our wider community. For services, STEP will optimize service delivery through evaluation of current services and identification of potential future services.
Community or Constituency Served Residents of the City of St. Louis Park.
Geographic Area Served City of St. Louis Park.

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
Food shelf:
Housing stability:
Holiday toys:
School supplies:
Winter coats:
Case Management:
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
Unrestricted Net Assets
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Beginning of Year:

Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 10/22/2023

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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6812 W Lake St
St Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: 952-925-4899

General Information

Alternative Name: STEP
EIN: 51-0188692
Principal Staff: Derek Reise
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 10.6
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 3371
Ruling Year: 1977


Board Chair: Lisa Hertel
Number of Board Members: 20
Board Meetings with Quorum: 12
Average Member Attendance: 15.5

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