new service opportunity

Stepping Stones Resource Center provides homeless prevention and intervention services for transition age youth from ages 16-26 with most of the persons served just under age 22. Since opening in 2009, SSRC continues to see over 800 youth each year, serving as a drop-in center where youth can access basic needs (food, clothing, hygiene, winter gear, etc.) as well as utilize laundry, showers, safe day-time sleep space, computers, case management, education/employment assistance, life skills education and mental health services.

They also operate a 5 bedroom Transitional Living Program, and in the spring of 2014 will be opening ND’s first permanent supportive housing program with 21 single units and four 2-bedroom family units.

In working with youth who are engaged in survival sex to make ends meet, sneaking into apartment stairwells, walking around Wal-Mart all night, doing whatever they have to do to stay out of the elements—our staff began discussing the option of keeping SSRC open overnight 7 days a week. To keep this option open for youth for the remaining cold months, we will need to access overnight volunteers.

The guests who will utilize Extended Hours are pre-screened by our licensed social workers and most likely will be very familiar to the center. SSRC has the bedding, air-beds, couches, food, etc. we just need the overnight staff supervision.

Contact Sarah Kennedy for more information at 701.232.3301.                                           

Learn more about Stepping Stones Resource center online.

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too many shifts, too few volunteers

These are the remaining open shifts for THIS week (We know, it’s a lot). Without you, we may not be able to stay open (unless one volunteer goes without sleep for a week, which would be unfortunate). Please sign up if you can! If you can only work a partial shift, contact Denise Bakkum at 218.443.2208 or denbak@hotmail.com – she may still be able to use your help.

Sign up at http://vols.pt/VHSmnX

  • Wed 11/20: Woman, 4:00-7:30a
  • Wed 11/20: Woman, 11:30p-4:15a
  • Thu 11/21: Man/Woman, 11:30p-4:15a
  • Fri 11/22: Man/Woman, 4-7:30a
  • Fri 11/22: Man, 8:30-11:45p
  • Fri 11/22: Man, 11:30p-4:15a
  • Sat 11/23: Man/Woman, 4-7:30a
  • Sat 11/23: Man, 8:30-11:45p
  • Sun 11/24: Man/Woman, 4-7:30a