2017 Annual Report
After 12 years of relying on volunteer leadership we hired our first paid Executive Director in 2017.
We're still a lean organization with now, seven staff - six part time and our full time Executive Director brings us up to barely four full time equivalent staff. We work hard to be good stewards of your financial donations.
In 2017, 88% of all donations went directly to work in our programs to offer friendship, help, and hope to our neighbors in need.
We live in an incredibly generous community! Beyond financial conations and gifts in kind, 423 committed volunteers gave us nearly 14,000 hours of their time worth $440,000!
We can't do this work without every one of you. Thank you for making our community a better place for every person.
You may download our 2017 Statement of Activities here →
2016 Annual Report
In 2016, 300 non-duplicated homeless men, women, and children came into our Community Resource Drop-In Center. Altogether, nearly 6 out of 10 of our more than 6,000 visitors were homeless. That's a startling statistic. But what is even more troubling to us is the other half of our visitors were safely housed and they still need our help.
Right now, tonight, more than 3,000 children in Snohomish County schools will be homeless.
In Snohomish County we have 52,000 low income renter families...we have only 12,800 subsidized housing units...we're short 40,000 homes for our families who struggle the most to make ends meet.
It's too easy to become homeless in our community.
That's why we're so grateful for all that you do to support the Next Step's work to offer friendship, help, and hope to our neighbors in need.
You may download our 2016 IRS I-990 Return here →
2015 Annual Report
We celebrated our 10th Anniversary in 2015!
It's difficult to image how far we've come in ten years. It has only been possible through the generous support of our amazing community here in Monroe.
With only six part time staff, barely three full time equivalents, we rely upon nearly 300 volunteers who gave us over 11,000 hours of their time in 2015 to help us carry out our mission to offer friendship, help, and hope to our neighbors in need...of all ages.
You may also download our 2015 IRS I-990 Return →
2014 Annual Report
With only five part time staff, we rely upon...
250 committed volunteers who gave us more than 12,400 hours of their time in 2014
- that's worth $332,000!
our generous community members who prepared and served 12,200 meals
the financial support of 160 faithful donors
...that's how we are able to do some pretty amazing things for our neighbors in need.
Thank you for being a part of this important work!
1Deep Poverty: Less than 50% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL)
- $9,895 (family of three in Snohomish County)
2 Poverty: Less than FPL - $19,790
3 Low Income: Less than 200% of the FPL - $39,580
2013 Annual Report
During 2013, 119 individuals, churches, businesses, and community organizations invested in Take the Next Step.
Nearly 200 volunteers gave more than 11,000 hours of their time.
We’re a small staff, but with your help, we are big in delivering on our mission:
Offering Friendship, Help, and Hope
to our Neighbors in Need.
"The Next Step fills in the gaps..."
Take the Next Step is a respectful, safe, and caring place where our friends find help in connecting with resources and services; where they discover and learn how to take their own next steps toward a more fulfilling and productive life.
How We Get It Done
Five part-time staff, less than two full time equivalent employees, led the work and coordinated the efforts of nearly 200 volunteers as we served more than 7,000 individuals. We operate on a lean budget and a with a relentless commitment and passion to help our neighbors in need.
Our generous donors gave $75,193 in 2013. That’s important to keep our doors open and services flowing. These cash donations are supplemented with volunteer hours and gifts in kind valued at $394,880!
YOU make this possible and your continued support is vitally important as we work to offer friendship, help, and hope to our neighbors in need.
2012 Annual Report
you may also VIEW a more complete and detailed 2012 Statement of Activities
you may also VIEW a more complete and detailed 2011 Statement of Activities