Stepping Stone shelter: pandemic has slowed fundraising efforts, but not domestic violence



The Stepping Stone Shelter for Women, Inc. has released the following statement:

“We are one of the only Domestic Violence Shelters in our region that have remained open for new survivors in need during COVID. While other shelters closed their doors to new clients, we continued to serve without volunteers, without donations, and without our annual fundraising events. We have worked double shifts, collected many overtime and off the clock hours, covered duties outside of our job descriptions, and even ran the facility with one staff at a time when needed. BUT we pulled together as a team and made it happen.

“We are tired but hopeful and could use your support right now more than ever.We have received a lot of support for COVID expenses from some great community and state allies. But this doesn’t cover the many things that have become issues since March like our fire panel or the two additional cameras and one security door breaking down. We have to remain compliant on these needs or we cannot continue providing survivor services.

“We are reaching out to our community of allies to ask for help so that we can remain open as we head into another uptick of COVID and the flu season in general. Because one thing COVID hasn’t stopped … is violence. Please consider making a charitable contribution this 2020 season of giving to Stepping Stone, an agency serving the most vulnerable of those in great need. We would appreciate it more than you can ever know.

“Checks may be written to Stepping Stone Shelter for Women and mailed to P.O. Box 1045, Michigan City, Ind. 46361 or visit

One Response to “Stepping Stone shelter: pandemic has slowed fundraising efforts, but not domestic violence”

  1. Nanda Danitschek

    Nov 02. 2020

    Thank you for sharing our needs. You’re support is greatly appreciated!!

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