Stepping Stones for Veterans, Inc.
where the goal is to help
Veterans. When the Veteran arrives we do a personal needs
assessment. From there you
can follow the process:
THE FIRST STEP:
Check-in and needs assessment.
When a veteran first comes to our facility he or she may decide to wait to
make a commitment to a program until gaining confidence in our concern for his
needs. This process can take several days. Some residents have had
negative experiences in other treatment facilities and may commit to program
only after being sure we are safe, clean and professional.
THE SECOND STEP:
Short-Term Hospitality (I) 1-3 days.
One to three days of residential housing, is provided for
veterans who only want temporary housing long enough to find gainful employment
and/or housing elsewhere. Veterans in Short-Term Hospitality receive
prepared meals, and hygiene supplies. This
veteran then has an option of extending his stay by entering the 1st Phase
Short-Term Hospitality (II) 4 weeks.
Any veteran in Short Term Hospitality who has employment is given 4 weeks time
to collect his first pay from an employer and find housing. This client
will be expected to give 8 hours of service to the facility each week of his
employment and attend 3 meetings per week. This veteran may also
enter 1st Phase Recovery Program but must commit to the 45 day
THE THIRD STEP:
First Phase Recovery (Steps 1-3, 45 days)
All veterans who choose to enter the recovery program will begin with the First Phase Recovery Group. This is a 45 day introduction to the
12-step program utilizing Steps 1-3. The commitment to begin recovery
requires a veterans to live at Stepping Stones until he
has completed 1st Phase Recovery. Upon completion of 1st Phase
Recovery, the veteran is eligible to enter 2nd Phase Recovery or transfer to Long-Term Hospitality for up to one year.
THE FOURTH STEP:
Second Phase Recovery (Steps 4-12, 6 months)
Veterans who choose to enter 2nd Phase Recovery will have six months to
continue their 12 step process and then choose 3rd Phase Recovery or
transfer to Long-Term Hospitality.
If a client chooses employment during 2nd Phase Recovery, he must show
proof of employment, submit a weekly schedule, discuss budgeting with staff and
follow the guidelines for paying program fees.
THE FIFTH STEP:
Third Phase Recovery (3-4 months)
Veterans who choose to enter 3rd Phase Recovery will be given 4 to 5 months to prepare for Transitional Living at the
Stepping Stones. This involves the development of a mentor relationship with a mature
male to be free from chemical addictions, to find
gainful employment and display the ability to responsibly handle a financial
budget. This veteran may also choose to transfer to Long-Term
THE SIXTH STEP:
Transitional Living (1 year)
At this stage a veteran has shown a lifestyle of growth and relative
maturity. He should display the character traits of a leader
and must have successfully completed all other phases
of Stepping Stones for Veterans. He must be gainfully
employed with an understanding that staff will continue to monitor the clients
budgeting skills for another 6 weeks. The client will have continued
accountability with a staff member, and
Long term Hospitality (Residential, up to 1 year)
Anytime after completing 1st Phase Recovery a resident may decide to
continue his residence at Stepping Stones for Veterans and either work with an employer
outside the Mission.
Minimal participation in group meetings are required.
He must decide at the end of his stay to renew his commitment to recovery or
exit Stepping Stones.