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  • Independence is declaring that you are capable and will make choices that are best for you and your children. It’s the opportunity to choose to live the best life possible. Empowering women and children to be self-sufficient, independent, and resilient is central to Stepping Stones’ work in the community. Advocates provide many resources to women […]

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  • Potential is unrealized ability – what we can accomplish in the future as we develop and grow. For Stepping Stones families, potential is discovered in a safe, supportive environment that allows them the time, space, and resources to turn those unrealized abilities into reality. Whether it is understanding trauma, building healthy boundaries, or creating a […]

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  •                 Family violence causes a ripple that interferes with not only an individual’s physical and emotional well-being, but also with their economic security. The economic impact that comes from abuse makes it hard for victims to stay financially secure. Women experiencing violence constantly have a hard time making it […]

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  • January is the month of NEW BEGINNINGS! Here is a letter from a former resident who lived at Stepping Stones 24/7/365 emergency shelter a few years ago. “The thought of leaving my home of 15 years, with my kids in tow, on Christmas Eve no less, was excruciating.  I hurt all over and felt sick […]

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  • Stepping Stones is the place where you can SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT. From a survivor who spoke out: “For years I spent so much time making my house look perfect, I volunteered for Soroptomists and I was even President for two years. I made sure my kids and I wore the right clothes, that I […]

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  • Here at Stepping Stones we know that every one of the women who have changed their lives, did so against all odds and these brave women need the encouragement and support to continue with the daunting work ahead. We started asking the women who have been through our program if they would leave behind words of […]

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  • Stepping Stones is the most amazing place.  Women and children come here because there is nowhere else for them to go.  No mom, sister, friend… anywhere.  No one grows up saying, “I hope I can live in a shelter when I grow up.”  But we are here for you 24/7/365 – regardless of age, race, […]

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  • “I don’t have near as much money as I had when I was with my husband. My kids and I are struggling financially. But waking up and going to bed each day in my own house without a drunk, verbally and physically abusive person in our lives anymore is worth the work of making it […]

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  • [This is a letter written by a former resident of our shelter for future women to inspire hope] Dearest Newcomer, Welcome to Stepping Stones. The moment you opened the front door here, you opened the door to your new life. You may feel nervous or unsure, but you are in a safe place. You will […]

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  • Have you ever heard this or maybe you have even said this about women in an abusive situation, “Why doesn’t she just leave?” What most people don’t realize is that’s like asking, “why don’t you jump off that 100-foot cliff?” What those of us who work on the front lines with women fleeing abusive situations […]

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