Stepping Stone Emergency Housing

Mission Statement

To provide emergency shelter and critical support services to those 18 and older experiencing homelessness as they strive towards self-sufficiency.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In April 2020, Stepping Stone moved half of our 66 residents to a nearby hotel. This resulted in zero residents testing positive for COVID-19. Though our residents were in two separate locations, basic needs of food, shelter, and daily essentials, and critical support services were still offered at the highest level possible. In addition, Stepping Stone expanded services to Washington County in which we provided case management services to over 50 clients daily in two different hotels. With the drastic work that we had to do in response to COVID-19 and social upheaval, Stepping Stone remained consistent the work with residents and while achieving added financial security.
Current Goals Develop 2022-2025 Strategic Operations and Business Plan Enhance Stepping Stone's Program Committee. Thought a Board initiative, this Committee will include not only Board members, but members of the community, staff, and those with lived experience of homelessness. This will be the primary force that will define, monitor, and evaluate Stepping Stone programs. Expand further into Washington County. Prior to COVID, the intent was to create a static site. Since COVID happened, the hotel model was the logical solution. However, with funding opportunities and COVID cases reducing, a static site is again part of the discussion.
Community or Constituency Served Stepping Stone serves those who are experiencing homelessness primarily in the five county metro area, including the counties of Anoka, Washington, Dakota, Scott, and Carver.
Geographic Area Served Stepping Stone is located in Anoka; however, we are in the Suburban Metro Continuum of Care which includes the counties of Anoka, Washington, Dakota, Scott, and Carver.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 08/14/2021

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3300 4th Ave N, Bldg #14 #14
ANOKA, MN 55303
Phone: 7633237006

General Information

Alternative Name: Stepping Stone, SSEH
EIN: 20-3226868
Principal Staff: Julie Jeppson
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 23
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 520
Ruling Year: 2008


Board Chair: Tim DeLapp
Number of Board Members: 12
Board Meetings with Quorum: 17
Average Member Attendance: 9.1

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