The Stepping Stones Food Pantry provides food and personal care items to low income residents of Dunn County. Canned and packaged non-perishables are distributed as well as fresh or frozen food such as bread, dairy, produce and meat. The pantry is currently averaging over 1,400 visits per month.
The Stepping Stones Shelter Program provides emergency shelter, housing assistance, and referral services. Shelter locations are: 1920 South Broadway and 1518 Stout Road.
Combined, the two shelters have five furnished apartments for individuals or families. During their stay, residents work closely with shelter staff to secure affordable housing, to find or maintain employment, and to access resources to become self-sufficient. From mid-November through March the Stout Road shelter operates as Winter Haven for up to 10 adults per night.
The Community Connections Program connects volunteers to neighbors to provide free supportive services which often enable people to live independently longer. These services include transportation, shopping, yard work, companionship, and small home repairs.
The Community Connections Program also provides direct assistance to people in emergency financial need when funding is available, as well as referrals to other community services.