We’re thankful for our volunteers...

Every week volunteers prepare and serve hundreds of meals to our hungry and homeless neighbors.

Our friends from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop are always enthusiastic and serve up some really tasty food!

This year volunteers

  • will prepare and serve more than 10,000 meals

  • will give us over 14,000 hours of their time, worth $400,000

With only six part time and one full time staff (barely four full-time equivalents), we could not do this without our dedicated and generous volunteers.

Ready to get involved?

Email Sarah Lunstrum, our Community Outreach Coordinator

 

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 › 

Middle school and high school students learn life and leadership skills as they work with our students in Kidz Club. They become positive role models and bring hope to our community.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP >

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 $8.38 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.