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Stepping Stone Support Center

for adults with developmental disabilities

Our Space

Please note a change is coming:

I would like to share some exciting news about an opportunity for Stepping Stone to grow. As you know, we have had the pleasure of leasing space out of Columbine Hills Church since we opened in November 2013. Columbine Hills Church has decided to sell their property, which means we will need to move to a new location. While I don’t have a lot more concrete information at this time, I wanted to share this announcement to keep our community in the loop. Though we will be sad to leave our original home, we are enthused to have an opportunity to find another home that will offer us more space to grow.

Have Questions?

-Where are we looking? We are looking into other church spaces in the Littleton area. We have looked at a few commercial properties, but at this time church space seems to be the best fit for the type of space we need.
-When will you have to move? We do not know exactly when this move will take place. The church is still in the process of finding the right buyer. We have been in close communications with Columbine Hills throughout this process and they are trying to take a transition time into account for Stepping Stone, so we are not expecting it to be an abrupt move. Watch for future emails!
-Is this going to be the end of Stepping Stone? No :) this one makes me laugh, mostly asked by participants. This is an exciting new chapter for Stepping Stone! We have the opportunity to dream of new beginnings and add that to the culture and success we have been able to build since we opened! This will help us expand and grow in new ways.
-What is going to change? Since I do not know exactly where we will end up, I can’t answer this one with 100% certainty, but I can tell you what will not change! We are committed to the Co-op and continuing to work on job skills through our prevocational teams. We value physical fitness and want to find a space to maintain work out classes, and of course we want to continue to foster social opportunities for our community. Things might look differently, but we will always hold onto our values and display them in a creative way.

My biggest request is for everyone to trust this process and dream along side us as we find a new space! Please don’t hesitate to ask questions and please know when I know more information, I will share it with you. Whatever place we find will mark a new chapter for Stepping Stone, and I am excited for the possibilities. Stepping Stone is and always will be committed to Sharing Opportunities to Become the Best Versions of Ourselves!

Thank you for your continued support,

Bryn


The Heart

Stepping Stone’s guiding principle is that adults with developmental disabilities have an amazing amount of potential. They just seldom have the opportunity to blossom. Perhaps you have had difficulty finding employment and have dreams of living independently. Maybe you are afraid that if you express yourself freely, you won't be taken seriously…. We want to put an end to these doubts and put the steps into motion that will make dreams a reality.

We LOVE our participants and their families and want to provide activities that are productive, not just busy work. In talking to many of the parents of adults with developmental disabilities, four urgent areas were identified:

  • 1. Limited Funding

    • Waiting lists and caps on funding systems are a fact of life for adults with disabilities. Our supporting non-profit Lexi & Carly & Friends raises money to help those with a lack of financial resources. As funds permit, this non-profit provides participation stipends based on the need.

  • 2. A Lack of Opportunity

    • Being productive can give you a reason to get up in the morning! Stepping Stone is creating numerous vocational experiences through the Center as well as partnering with local businesses in the community. We have created a Stepping Stone Co-op to empower the participants with running their own business. Stepping Stone provides advice and expertise and profits are distributed to the Co-op members as dividends.

  • 3. Inadequate Transportation

    • Stepping Stone understands that transportation is a road block for adults with developmental disabilities. We have arranged transportation to and from the Center and to many of our community activities. Resources are currently limited, but we strive to accommodate as many requests as possible.

  • 4. Where will my participant live in the long run?

    • Residential Living- Stepping Stone’s long term goal is to set up a living experience for adults with developmental disabilities to live apart from their families in a supportive and encouraging community. We will help with activities of daily living for our participants and create a sustainable environment for each individual; giving them responsibilities and the independence to provide for themselves.