Stepping Stones is a non-profit organization who offers:

    • A 27 bed emergency shelter dedicated to assisting women and their children in need of short-term emergency accommodations.

    • Joie’s Phoenix House, a Second Stage Women’s Shelter Program, offering safe, affordable housing and programming to families choosing to leave an abusive relationship.

    • A community support program that offers 1:1 supports to all women who are struggling with an unhealthy or abusive relationship or have left one.

    • Public Education, bringing community awareness and education about Family Violence to the Lakeland area.

    • A 24-hour helpline offering confidential support, information, and referrals to anyone who calls.

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Our Mission

  • Provide safe and secure shelter and support to women and children in crisis.
  • Assist individuals and families by providing resources and advocacy.
  • Educate the public and create partnerships to prevent family violence and build stronger communities.

Our Vision

Prevention of family violence through public awareness, outreach and supports.

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We proudly serve Cold Lake, Alberta, and the surrounding area. Do you live somewhere else? You may wish to contact an organization closer to you. Don't worry, you can still contact us if you need help finding resources.
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