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Nominate people for helping youth
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Stepping Stones is seeking nominations for its 2016 Benham Awards. The Benham Awards, formerly called the Youth Championship Awards, honor youth service professionals who have done outstanding work for people ages 25 and younger.  

Tzedakah Initiative benefits local agency with 'bundled' gift
December 24, 2015
Members of the Tzedakah Initiative, a group of congregants from Bloomingtonís Congregation Beth Shalom, donated $3,000 to the Bloomington nonprofit organization Stepping Stones.

Runaways, homeless youth often fleeing hostile home life
November 20, 2015
EDITORíS NOTE: This story is part of a weekly series that will highlight the work of the 25 local nonprofits funded by the United Way of Monroe County. United Way is in the midst of its annual campaign, which has a fundraising goal of $1.3 million. Find out more at

Stepping Stones seeking donation of items to help in serving youth
August 4, 2015
Stepping Stones, a nonprofit organization that offers transitional housing and supportive services to youth ages 16 to 20 who are experiencing homelessness, is seeking in-kind donations of items to support its residents.

New Stepping Stones leader wants to help homeless youth find the right path
June 17, 2015
In the four years Alysia Fornal has been with Stepping Stones, the nonprofit has always had a waiting list. Over the past six months, an average of 10 local youth have been eligible and ready to move into the transitional housing program as soon as a space opens for them. These 16- to 20-year-olds are living in emergency shelters, crashing on friendsí couches or living on the street.

If you have any questions or would like more information about Stepping Stones, please contact Alysia Fornal at

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