weld re4 schools

Providing financial help in the Weld RE-4 school district to prevent homelessness

At Stepping Stones of Windsor, we believe everyone is entitled to decent, stable and affordable housing.

We provide financial help in the Weld RE-4 school district (Severance, Windsor & West Greeley) to prevent homelessness by providing financial assistance, information about available resources and referrals in times of need. We work directly with a client’s landlord or utility company after an eviction or utility shutoff notice is received.

Our resources are very limited, so we rely on grants and generous community support. Every administrative expense is paid by our volunteer board members so all funds can go to help clients directly. Stepping Stones of Windsor is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization founded in 2003.

Our clients are our Weld RE-4 neighbors

Stepping Stones recipients attend our churches.  Their children attend our schools.  We see them on Main Street, at the park, at the grocery store.  They range from young adults to senior citizens.  We help large families, single parents, and adults without children.  Many of our clients have a college education or are attending school.  Some of our clients have moved to Windsor from other areas.  However, many were raised right here and are working hard to remain in our beloved community.

Stepping Stones of Windsor by the numbers for 2023

 

 

In 2023, we spent $106,045 helping 404 Weld RE-4 residents within 144 households remain safely in their homes. The majority of this was spent on rent payments of $77,766, while $27,363 was spent on utilities. There are several state programs which help residents with their heat, water and electricity payments (LEAP and EOC) so we refer our residents to them first. We paid out an average of $8837 each month in 2023.

Our 9-member all-volunteer board spent over 1600 hours interviewing every client, confirming their payment needs, and keeping Stepping Stones of Windsor running.  We have no paid staff and over 99.9% of our administrative costs were paid for by our board members.

Stepping Stones of Windsor by the numbers for 2023

Our 9-member all-volunteer board spent over 1600 hours interviewing every client, confirming their payment needs, and keeping Stepping Stones of Windsor running. 

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March 17th Soup Luncheon Charity Fundraiser

Sunday, March 17th @ 12:30-2:30pm @ Our Lady of the Valley
Cost: Free-Will Donation. Come learn how Stepping Stones of Windsor helps people in the Weld RE-4 school district remain in their homes and how you can participate.

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Hometown Hero: Penny Ballman, president of Stepping Stones Windsor

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