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Trace returns!
Benefit Concert for
the Next Step

Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fan-dubbed "Acoustic Ninja" play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers.
Tickets $15 and $25
Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets >
Watch Trace on YouTube >
 

matching Grant
challenges us to raise
$20,000 in December

A generous donor will match up to $20,000 in donations we receive now through December 31st.

Let's not leave any unclaimed!

Donating by PayPal is fast and secure. Use your credit card or bank account. 


Get Your Lattes at
One Cup Espresso
and Donate to the Next Step

Now through December 31st,
One Cup Espresso will donate
2% of their sales to the Next Step.

Next to the Chevron on East Main
and on FACEBOOK >

Thank you!

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You Can Share a
Christmas Celebration
with our Neighbors in Need

Share the joy of Christmas with our neighbors who otherwise will not have much to celebrate.

Visit our HOLIDAY GIVING PAGE >
for more information.

You can shop, or we'll do it for you.

looking for a perfect gift?
your search is over!
you've found it!

Over 12,000 meals will be prepared and served by volunteers this year.
We have some great cooks!

We've included nearly 200 of their best recipes and lots of helpful tips.

MORE INFO AND ORDER HERE >

DROP IN 
COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

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 >

COMMUNITY DINNERS
LIFE SKILLS CLASSES

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
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

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! >

 

GROWING TOGETHER
TEEN MOMS

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 › 

HOMELESS
YOUTH OUTREACH

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 >

COLD WEATHER
SHELTER

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.