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  • Emily* spent six years with her husband who verbally abused her daily. He would tell her that she wasn’t good enough, she was a terrible mother, and that she didn’t deserve him. He threatened to call child services on her and tell them she was neglecting their son if she didn’t do what he told […]

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  • The Stepping Stones 24/7 Helpline is the place you can reach advocates any time of the day or night. Our advocates are committed to speaking with each person where they are at, not where they “should” be in their situation. The advocates focus on hearing through the fear, anxiety, and hostility in order to truly hear […]

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  • We are so GRATEFUL at Stepping Stones for the amazing community we live in, the awesome people who partner with us, and the families who work so hard to change their lives everyday and live free from all forms of victimization! So far in 2017, here’s a few things that the Stepping Stones team is so […]

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  • Your Holiday Giving Matters: a reflection from a former resident: Stepping Stones is a very special place for families to be during the holidays! Our shelter and advocacy services stay open 24/7/365, even during the holiday season. For many of our families, it is their first holiday without chaos or crisis. Because of this, families […]

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  • You Can Move Through the Abuse and Out the Other Side Without Staying Stuck in the Middle…The Stepping Stones Way Step One – Be courageous about honestly debriefing about the abuse…ALL OF IT. No matter how ugly it was, no matter how shameful you feel, no matter how painful it is to relive and describe […]

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  • Jessica grew up in the foster care system after her family was torn apart by domestic violence. Her dad went to jail and her mother began abusing drugs to cope with her trauma. Jessica struggled as a teenager, but with the help of counseling, she graduated high school and got a scholarship to attend cosmetology […]

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  • Imagine what you use in your home each day…and then imagine needing 20 times that much! That’s what happens each day at Stepping Stones’ emergency shelter. With 16 beds + cribs for the little ones, household items are always a needed to keep things clean and comfortable. Families who live with us treat the shelter […]

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  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At Stepping Stones, our mission is to end intimate partner violence in all forms, and we seek to do that through EMPOWERMENT. You don’t have to live in fear, chaos, and abuse. You don’t have to live life as a victim. You can say NO MORE and begin taking […]

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  •   Grab a Hidden Gems map at the Step One Coffee House and join the Prescott Valley treasure hunt! Visit the local small businesses on the map for special deals and a chance to win some awesome prizes! Businesses include: Clayote Studios, Armadilla Wax Works, The Happy Parrot, Mama’s Artisan Pizza, and more! Learn more […]

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  • What does it take to become a better version of yourself? Imagine taking time each day to reflect on the areas you are struggling with in life, stop blaming others, and identifying small steps you can take to “be better.” It’s tough to be vulnerable, to say “I need help with this part of my […]

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