"Stepping Stones has supported my family and I through hard times. Had it not been for the amazing staff, my family would be homeless."
"Stepping Stones has changed my son's life. Their support has made my son strong and independent"
"I have been going to Stepping Stones for 4 years and everyone at Stepping Stones has become my family. They have been there for me through good and bad times. I know I can always go to them and they will listen with no judgement."
- Young Adult Participant
"Without the staff and program at Stepping Stones, the last two years would have been a lot less successful for us, certainly. As a working parent, I have known my kids have a safe place to be with people looking out for them. For our kids, it’s been a welcome chance to unwind from school and process their day, as well as a better opportunity to make friends and learn valuable life skills."
- Jeremy Dwiggins, Parent
"There is a gap in programming in Carbondale for children/young adults 10-21 that Stepping Stones is working to fill. What a critical time for our community to build our youth into grounded, caring and empowered adults. While I'm an advocate for sports and arts it's important to have programs that offer those opportunities without the expectation of performance & competition. As a 12 year old Stepping Stones participant said to my child: 'Everyone would like Stepping Stones!'"
- Carrie Haberern
"The Stepping Stones staff have supported me throughout high school. I know that if I ever need anything Jonathan, Kyle, or any of the staff will be there for me. We have shared great conversations and fun times. They have even been to my band concerts which means so much to me. Thank you Stepping Stones for your support"
- Shannon Moran