The primary purpose of Project Stepping Stone is to provide safe and stable temporary housing for you and your family. During this stay, you are given the opportunity to meet with various support groups within the community who can help you better your living situation.

WHAT IS PROJECT STEPPING STONE?

Project Stepping Stone began in September 1989 when the congregations of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and Lutheran Church of the Cross recognized a need within the community for free temporary housing for families who find themselves in a sudden financial crisis. They started with one house and, within three years, expanded their ministry with the addition of two more houses. In 2011 First Presbyterian Church joined this mission outreach.

The original seed money to start Project Stepping Stone came from The Lilly Endowment. Since then, the organization has depended on generous grants and donations from local churches, businesses, and individuals. As with most small-scale non-profit organizations, Project Stepping Stone is staffed solely by volunteers. These volunteers work tirelessly to make and uphold policy, seek funding, and maintain day-to-day operations.