Kansas City Steppingstone is a transitional living program that helps young people ages 16-21 transition safely and successfully into independence. The program is based on positive youth development strategies and provides housing, employment services, education counseling, life skills training, and permanency planning.

An important part of the Steppingstone program is providing safe, stable housing accommodations in either campus or community apartments. When a youth is initially referred to Steppingstone, he or she meets with a case worker who administers an extensive Functional Status Rating (FSR). Based on the FSR, an individualized care plan is developed.

Steppingstone offers life skills training to help youth find work, with self-sufficiency being the end goal. The program helps youth create an education and career plan, develop work readiness skills, learn how to apply for jobs, dress for interviews, and more.

What Is Needed

For every new young person moving into our Group Living, we provide:

  • Alarm clock
  • Sheets
  • Pillow
  • Pillow cases
  • Blankets
  • Laundry basket
  • Lock box
  • School supplies
  • Back pack

For each young adult moving into our apartments, we provide:

  • All furniture, lamps and window treatments
  • Cleaning solutions and supplies
  • Trash cans
  • Washer and dryer

Each Young adult must provide:

  • Towels
  • Bed linens
  • Pots and pans
  • Dishes
  • Television
  • Cooking utensils


5100 Noland Road
Kansas City, MO 64133

Contact: 816-356-0187 / KCadmissions@everychildshope.org

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