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Our Vision

To provide individuals with necessary Stepping Stones – shelter, basic needs and supports that can lead to stability – for people who are experiencing houselessness.

Stepping Stones Alliance looks forward to 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.

This operational vision will become reality in Phases:

Phase 1

Sleep Center

The Sleep Center, or warming station, will open doors December 1st from 7:30 pm (latest entrance time at 9 pm) to 7 am, 7 days a week. This is located at 80487 US 395 in Hermiston.

Phase 2

Navigation Center

Incremental launch will begin as expanded facilities become available and already committed service delivery partners can be scheduled.

Phase 3

Housing Center

2023 is the target for opening the first group of small housing units to those demonstrating readiness. Additional units will be added as participant numbers increase.

The Pathway to Self-Reliance

Enter here:

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
Then engage here:

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
Stability while progressing:

Housing Center

Transitional housing units for participants engaged in personal action plan utilizing Navigation Center resources –

  • Small units for one or two adults
  • Working or volunteering for housing unit credit
  • Utilizing onsite resources for future housing plan
  • Shower unit available per schedule
  • Outside covered common area