Our Programs

Our Programs#

Stepping Stones Shelter provides a continuum of services (emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, and post-shelter support) for homeless families with children in order to help move them from the crisis of homelessness to a stable home environment. Our emergency shelter program offers safe shelter, food, clothing, support services, and educational programming (focus on housing, employment, and financial literacy). Case managers work with our families, referring them to needed services, and helping them increase their income and identify options. Tutors work with the school-age children, and employment counselors work one-on-one with our residents to provide intense employment counseling and GED tutoring. Stepping Stones also provides support to former resident families in our community as well as permanent housing and on-going support services for two families, each with a disabled head of household through our Hope Housing collaboration with the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless. Stepping Stones provides hope for the future, strengthens families and promotes self-sufficiency.

As a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, we receive funding from a variety of sources including the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, City of Gaithersburg, City of Rockville, local civic organizations and communities of faith, individual community members and influential businesses that generously lend their time and resources to help our mission.