Since 1980, Stepping Stones has provided 24/7/365 emergency shelter and other services for women and children wanting to live free from all forms of abuse and victimization in West Yavapai County, Arizona.
Whether you need immediate shelter or just want to talk to someone about your situation, caring advocates are available, day and night. Our skilled and knowledgeable advocates provide phone support, face-to-face therapeutic advocacy, group educational support groups, safety planning and individualized services for both women and children. Best of all, women and children do not have to be living in our safe housing to receive these services.
Our children’s advocates provide age-appropriate safety planning and resiliency building, 1-on-1 and group work with all children 3+ years old.
All of our advocates complete Stepping Stones’ Community Advocate Certification class annually, as well as a minimum of 24 hours per year of relevant skills development. Our advocates are very knowledgeable in helping women develop the most advantageous community linkages in order to optimize successful outcomes. They’re trained to help women gain the knowledge they need to become self-sufficient and empowered to live a life free from all forms of victimization and abuse.
We also provide community-based educational programs to businesses, civic groups, faith based entities, other service organizations, clubs and membership organizations who want to learn more about the issues of intimate violence, trauma, child abuse; how it affects the overall health of individuals, families, co-workers, employees, businesses and ultimately our communities.