Located in Muncie, IN, Project Stepping Stone provides temporary housing for families while they search and prepare for a stable home.

Covid-19 Update

Project Stepping Stone, like all other non-profits right now have made some adjustments to how we function, and the services we offer residents. Here’s how are continuing to provide homes to families in need.

  • Families are getting an automatic extension so they can stay in the house longer without worry.
  • PSS Board Members are checking-in with the families more often to ask make sure the families have food and other necessitates.

Social distancing, however, means that the our fund raising efforts this year have changed. As a board, we did not get together in person to mail out the annual campaign letter so are instead relaying on more gentle persuasion through monthly newsletter articles. And, as I’m sure everyone is wondering – we have decided to wait to see how Indiana’s re-opening plans plays out before making a decision regarding the Dessert Auction. Of course, have it in person is best, but alternative plans are being discussed if that is not possible. Stay tuned for updates!

Ways you can give to Project Stepping Stone:

1) Use the “donate” button below to donate online using tithe.ly

2) Send a check to PSS directly at 900 W. White River Blvd. Muncie, IN 47303

3) Enclose a check made out to Project Stepping Stone with your normal giving to HTLC or LCC.

4) Add funds to your normal giving to HTLC or LCC with a note that the funds are for Project Stepping Stone.  (Note: doing this means that these funds will show up on your giving record from your church; you will not receive a thank you letter from PSS.)


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.