Meet Our Youth
Embark on a captivating journey with Nicole, a young mother who conquered every obstacle to earn her GED and later embarked on an inspiring internship, helping others overcome addiction. Her remarkable story of resilience and personal growth will leave you inspired and eager to delve deeper into her transformative path.
Prepare to be inspired by Ashton's extraordinary story of perseverance and personal growth. From navigating life on his own after aging out of foster care to discovering a renewed sense of hope at Stepping Stones, join Ashton on his journey as he triumphs over challenges, rediscovers his education, and embraces the true meaning of independence.
Follow Addy's extraordinary journey from leaving an abusive family to finding hope and support at Stepping Stones. Witness his incredible transformation from homelessness to stability, as he becomes an advocate for ending youth homelessness and pursues a career in social work to empower future generations.
Alex’s story sheds light on the all-too common situation where young people are forced out of their homes before they are ready by guardians who do not support their LGBTQ status.
When Stella first came to us, she had recently been in an accident that totalled her car. Unfortunately, that car also had been her home for several months. Stella was between jobs and did not have family support–her adoptive parents had kicked her out because of her gender identity. At Stepping Stones, she was reassured by our accepting nature.
Teagan & Rhett
Join Teagan and Rhett on their incredible journey from homelessness to hope as they find support at Stepping Stones. Witness their determination as they pursue their career goals, with Teagan becoming a massage therapist and giving back to the community, all while finding an affordable home near public transportation.
Angel is one of the young mothers who uses the infant and child supplies at the drop-in center. After a lengthy period of sleeping outside, she was able to secure housing through Stepping Stones. She got a job and worked steady hours until the end of her pregnancy. She gave birth to a healthy baby girl and dotes on her. Every time Angel comes in, she’s bringing two times the joy!
Discover Zack's incredible journey as he finds hope and support at Stepping Stones after living under a bridge at the age of 19. Witness his transformation as he earns his LNA certification, secures a job helping others, obtains his driver's license, and moves into his first apartment.
Jack came to Stepping Stones with a smile on his face, despite a long history of negative experiences in the foster care system and a couple of court dates looming before him. An incredibly friendly, kind young person, Jack quickly became part of the fabric of Stepping Stones.
When Haley first found Stepping Stones, her mental health was at an all-time low. Her self-doubt not only made it difficult for her to reach her goals, but it also became harmful to her health. She got by with the support of a few friends (unsurprisingly many of her peers from foster care were also at Stepping Stones), but the real glimmer of hope for her was the news that we’d soon open up transitional housing for homeless youth.
When Jonah first came to Stepping Stones, he was not only new to Nashua, but new to our country, as well. Jonah came from Chile with big dreams of starting his own auto-body shop with his family. When he fell on hard luck, he got right to work, setting a goal for himself to get a job and be on his way out of homelessness in less than one month.
Meet Leo, an incredibly hard-working and resilient young man who is leading the pack at the Step Up transitional housing program. When Leo came to Stepping Stones, he did not need much help: he already had a job, was a full-time college student, but was living out of his car after getting kicked out of his parent’s house. They would not accept him for who he was, but at Stepping Stones he not only found all the resources he’d need to bridge the gap, but also a community of friends and supporters.
Help Us Help Them!
The young people who come into Stepping Stones often find themselves in these situations by no fault of their own. Even though the odds are stacked against them, they are rewriting their stories.
Do You Know A Homeless Youth?
Are you or is someone you know a homeless teen or youth 25 and under? Do you need help finding resources to meet your basic needs or finding possible housing options? Stepping Stones is here to help.