We're remodeling our Drop-In Center - you can help!

A long time volunteer and incredibly generous donor has given us a challenge grant to remodel our Drop-In Center. Their family will match every dollar you DONATE → up to $6,000!

Can you imagine that our Drop-In Center was made from two 100+ hundred year old houses cobbled together?

This year, we expect to have more than 8,000 visitors - sometimes we have 30 or 40 people in our little "house" and a long line for our one restroom.

We're tearing out the bath tub, and breaking down a wall to add a second restroom that will be ADA compliant - accessible for all of our friends.

You can help by putting your skills to work (EMAIL SARAH  for information) or DONATING NOW →

 

Did you know we have only five part time staff? They all fit into and work out of one tiny office - really - you can see how crowded it is.

We're rearranging some walls to make more office space and private counseling and meeting rooms.

Our Drop – In Center is a safe, welcoming, and respectful place. Here, you can find help, encouragement, and connection to resources. The coffee is always on and we are here to help.

MORE ABOUT HOW WE HELP >

Tuesday evenings at 6pm volunteers prepare and serve delicious dinners. We always have plenty! Join us for dinner and stay for Life Skills Classes.

DINNER INFORMATION > 
and 
LIFE SKILLS CLASS SCHEDULE >

Kidz Club is an after school program for elementary age students. We meet Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for help with homework, reading and math, to learn new life skills, and fun!

CHECK OUT KIDZ CLUB! >

 

Teen moms and their children find encouragement and support. They grow together as they  learn from each other and their mentors. FACEBOOK > us for news and activities.

GROWING TOGETHER › 

Every week we see 30 - 40 homeless and street-involved teens. We help them get ID's, go back to or remain in school, explore safe and secure housing, and more.

VISIT OUR DROP-IN CENTER >

When the temperature falls below freezing, the Monroe Cold Weather Shelter opens. Last winter, the shelter gave homeless individuals a safe, warm place to stay 168 times.

You can help  - FIND OUT HOW >

…about our mission, our history, and more ABOUT US > 

WHAT POVERTY LOOKS LIKE IN OUR COMMUNITY >

Love to cook or serve?

Join a COMMUNITY DINNER COOKING TEAM >

Will you spend a hour with a child living in poverty, reading together or helping with homework, so they don’t have to be embarrassed to go to school tomorrow?

Join us at KIDZ CLUB >

We always have room for 
NEW VOLUNTEERS >

Last year, we multiplied every dollar in cash donated to the Next Step into $6.77 of program services to our neighbors in need.

We promise to use your investment wisely in offering friendship, help, and hope to our neighbors in need.