Stepping Stone Emergency Housing - Anoka, MN

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3300 4th Avenue North #14
Anoka, MN 55303
: Phone: (763) 323-7006
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Description: Stepping Stone Emergency Housing is Anoka County's only youth & adult homeless shelter, and one of Minnesota's most trustworthy non-profit organizations. In a dormitory-style setting, Stepping Stone provides a primary, yet temporary home to 66 men and women, as young as 18 years old.

All residents, regardless of their time spent at Stepping Stone, have their basic needs met. We provide a bed to sleep, linens, three meals a day, shower, laundry facilities, and clothes and toiletries, when needed.

On average, residents live at Stepping Stone for 90 days. However, some stay less time and some stay more, depending on their need. During their time here, our Shelter Advocates make sure that their day-to-day, shelter needs are met. On the other hand, our Case Manager meets with each resident one-on-one to develop a comprehensive Individual Goal Plan (IGP), ensuring that the resident' needs for leaving Stepping Stone are also met. The IGP determines the ultimate goal of each resident and defines the attainable goals in which to achieve their goal.

Emergency Shelter
    For individuals who are seeking temporary shelter ONLY
    All basic needs provided for regardless of their length of stay
    Initial stay is 7 days or less with a maximum stay of 28 days within a 365 day period, which begins the first day the individual enters Emergency Shelter
    Maximum capacity of 6 men and 4 women on any given day
    Resident must meet with Case Manager, comply with all Rules & Regulations, and complete all assigned chores

Basic Needs
Regardless of the program or length of stay, all residents of Stepping Stone are supplied their BASIC NEEDS, at all times.
These include:
    Access to the facility 24/7, while an approved resident
    Assigned a room with a bed, linens, pillow, storage locker and closet
    Three meals per day, plus a snack in the evening
    Showers, including towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste
    Laundry facility, including laundry detergent
    Clothing provided thanks to community donations

Emergency Housing
    For individuals who desire and are willing to work on the issues that contributed to their homelessness
    Directly come from Emergency Shelter program
    All basic needs provided for regardless of their length of stay
    Maximum planned stay is 90 days, an extension in 30-day increments is allowed
    Required development of Individual Goal Plan (IGP) with Case Manager
    Resident must meet with Case Manager, comply with all Rules & Regulations, and complete all assigned chores
    Engage in making progress on IGP
    Meet with Anoka County Financial Assistance Worker
    Funding Structure: MN state funded Group Residential Housing, personal contribution, or combination of both

Donation Requests by Stepping Stone Emergency Housing: Stepping Stone is a registered 501c3 non-profit, Tax ID #20-3226868.

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