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  • In the helping professions, what you do and say, how you choose to live your own life, how you treat others – even the tiniest of things matter! This is a letter from a woman who was in Stepping Stones’ shelter, and we just got this letter from her after almost two years. This letter […]

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  • “The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them.” -Steve Maraboli Victim posture is when someone is “externally referenced”. That is to say someone who believes that their circumstances are dictated to them by external influence (i.e. my mom did this […]

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  • Once upon a time there were three little fears. The first little fear was named Fear of Abandonment. Poor little thing was overwhelmed with constant anxiety and doing anything to make people like him. He would never argue or assert himself because he believed conflict or anger equaled abandonment. He would spend money on buying […]

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  • CAVEAT – NONE OF THIS APPLIES TO ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS. That is a completely, absolutely, profoundly different situation and NOTHING here applies. If you are in an abusive situation, call the Stepping Stones helpline and debrief with one of our advocates. “I just need someone to give me a second chance. I have been clean and […]

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  • Thousands of women have called upon the inspiration and hope of “small hours” or “little wonders” that for them, created a moment in time when they felt heard, and most importantly, that they mattered. These moments in time have everything to do with pulling us up, out and forward at perhaps the most critical “twists […]

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  • There is no reason that another adult needs to be abused or even murdered at the hands of someone in their intimate circle. This article is to encourage ANYONE out there who has a loved one, neighbor, co-worker, etc. who you feel may be in an abusive/dangerous relationship – YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE CERTAIN, […]

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  • About 7am I pull into the Step One Community Center parking lot to begin my day of miracles. In the outdoor patio area, I see a man who has been clean and sober for many years, sharing his experience, strength and hope with a man who is newly struggling with his personal demons of alcoholism. […]

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  • Article by Tom Scanlon of The Daily Courier Monday Night Football is usually a big event, but during tonight’s battle between the Chicago Bears vs. the New York Jets, the talk may be more of what has happened off the field than the actual game. According to an SI.com (the Sports Illustrated website) article, “Chicago […]

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  • Article by Tom Scanlon of The Daily Courier “I will put a bullet in your head.” While football Sundays may never be the same, at least issues that are hardly exclusive to sports have been brought to light. American culture has been shaken recently, as “fantasy football” has become “nightmare football.” The NFL, in recent […]

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  • What is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month? Since 1980, Stepping Stones emergency shelter for homeless women & children and our helpline has been open 24/7/365. 98% of the women & children we serve in our emergency shelter, non-shelter advocacy and support programs and transitional living programs, describe their current crisis/unmanageable situation as having its roots […]

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