Stepping Stones Shelter

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Stepping Stones Shelter ( offers emergency shelter and support services each year to approximately 95 Montgomery County homeless and formerly homeless families with children. Shelter services include case management, financial management and workforce development programs, all geared toward helping families move on to stable housing quickly and responsibly.

Headquartered: Rockville

Serves: Montgomery County

What a donation buys:

• $250 provides 10 cartons of diapers for homeless families.
• $1,000 provides grocery store gift cards for 20 families as they move out of the shelter and into permanent housing.
• $10,000 buys a year of one-on-one money management counseling and monthly employment workshops for 30 families.

Volunteer opportunities:

• Ongoing: Make or order in a meal for six families.