Located at 816 Vernon Street, Stepping Stones is an emergency shelter for those who find themselves without safe housing in the West Kootenay area. There are 17 available beds in 5 bedrooms, with a common room, kitchen, laundry and shared washroom facilities. Stepping Stones is now double staffed 24/7. In addition to being open 24 hours per day, we provide 3 meals a day as well as drop in services to past clients.
With the support from the Nelson Committee on Homelessness (NCOH) and funding from federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy, Stepping Stones was able to put into place the Residential Transitional Support Worker position to provide one-to-one assistance for residents to locate and maintain housing for people who have had numerous stays at Stepping Stones.
We would like to continue to provide our clients with relief of hardship around the clock. The shelter accepts donations tents, sleeping bags, blankets, sleeping mats, coats, boots…winter clothes. We do not accept anything for children. In particular, bedding, towels, and toilet paper are always needed. Contact Stepping Stones at 250.352.9876 if you can help.
Both Stepping Stones and Ward Street Place demonstrate Nelson CARES Society’s keen commitment to ending homelessness and securing affordable housing in Nelson.
Stepping Stones is located at 816 Vernon Street, Nelson BC