Our Vision

Our vision is to provide people in need with necessary stepping stones.

Stepping stones like shelter, basic needs, and support can lead to stability for people who are experiencing homelessness. This is supported by the launch of the Stepping Stones Center. This vision includes facilities, support services, and resources that offer stepping stones along an accessible pathway toward stable housing and self-reliance for those in need. 

What are our values?

At Stepping Stones Alliance, our guiding principles are the foundation of everything we do.


Fostering an environment of fellowship and connection with others as a result of sharing common activities, attitudes, interests, and goals amongst our staff, guests, members, and the region at large


Sensitivity to the suffering and misfortunes of others


The quality of being honest and having ethical/honorable principles


Accepting each individual as they are


Commitment to provide an environment that minimizes risk of mental, emotional, and physical harm to self and others


Providing a foundation that will encourage wellbeing, stability and growth to our guests, members, and those within the greater community

DEI Commitment Statement

Stepping Stones Alliance (SSA) strives to create a community where all individuals have a safe place to shelter and have access to supports necessary to create stability. We are committed to promoting equitable services and programs, without bias to all who seek shelter with us. SSAwill not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, political ideas, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental handicap, national origin, or ancestry.

How does this vision help individuals create a pathway to self-reliance?

Through a systematic progression spanning the Sleep Center, Navigation Center, and Housing Center, participants are empowered with the tools, resources, and support necessary to navigate the journey from vulnerability to resilience.


Sleep Center

Entering the Sleep Center

Night-to-night shelter for those in need 

  • Exterior securely fenced and lighted

  • Scheduled transportation to and from site

  • Options for individuals and families

  • Staffed during hours of operation

  • Basic food and hygiene supplies


Navigation Center

Engaging with Navigation Center

Needed services and access to resources available to active participants through Center staff, community partners, and volunteers

  • Participant goal and action plan support

  • Counseling and recovery program access

  • Technology resources for action plan work

  • Common area for groups and community

  • Scheduled transportation to and from site


Individual Shelter Units

Creating Stability with Shelter

Individual shelter units for participants engaged in personal action plan utilizing Navigation Center resources

  • Small units for one or two adults

  • Working or volunteering for unit credit

  • Utilizing on-site resources for future housing plan

  • Shower unit available per schedule

  • Outside covered common area