What is Stepping Stones?
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In 1980, Stepping Stones opened its doors as Northern Arizona’s first shelter for women and their children. We provide a blend of therapeutic & advocacy responses to women and their children seeking help from many forms of abuse, victimization and homelessness.
We provide the following services to women and children in West Yavapai County:
All of these resources are supported by our generous community partners, donors, volunteers and the Stepping Stones Social Enterprise Projects.

Brief Overview of 2016 Outcomes (January-December)

Women anonymously report the following on their program completion surveys:

  • 98% of women reported having an increased knowledge of domestic violence and its effect on their lives.
  • 100% know how to access short and long-term resources that meet their emotional and safety needs.
  • 100% know how to plan for continued safety.
  • 100% have an increased knowledge and understanding of violence, abuse and neglect’s effect on a child’s life.
  • 100% of women reported their children have acquired the skills and have practical working knowledge of how to keep themselves safe and utilize a safety plan.
  • 100% say their children demonstrate improved emotional/behavioral status from the time they came in to the completion of the program.

30-Day follow-up surveys reveal:

  • 100% of women and their children still live in safe and affordable housing.
  • 100% have maintained contact with their established supportive community fellowships and service linkages.

For more information on how we collect our data, please call Robin at 928.772.4184.

More Information:
You can access Stepping Stones Agencies Mission and Value Statements here.
Services Overview
Stepping Stones Emergency Shelter

  • The 24/7 Helpline took over 2,000 calls for assistance in 2016
  • Nearly 200 women and children stayed in the emergency shelter and transitional housing program
  • 98% of the women exiting our programs report not returning to their abusive partners
  • 100% of children over age 3 completed an individualized safety plan

Step One Community Center Overview:Bookstore - Meeting Room

  • The meeting rooms were used for an average of 68 hours each week…
  • for an average of 10 hours each day




Stepping Stones Thrift Program Overview:SOCS POS Training

  • The Thrift Store generated much needed funding for our 24/7 support services and Employment Enhancement Opportunities Program
  • 23 people participated in the E.E.O.P. at our thrift stores
  • Stepping Stones Clothing Outlet provided more than $6,200 of free clothing to over 200 area residents that were referred by social service and employment agencies for emergency clothing needs.