Stepping Stones



Stepping Stones offers hope and healing to individuals and families in need. Our Outpatient Substance Abuse Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, offers the following services: 

Drug and Alcohol Evaluation

Drug and alcohol evaluations are available to adults Monday through Friday by appointment only. Pregnant or parenting women and/or IV drug users are given priority in scheduling. Stepping Stones also offers drug and alcohol evaluations to individuals in jail.

Outpatient Counseling and Treatment

For individuals and families struggling with substance use, Stepping Stones in Lincoln offers counseling in a safe and welcoming environment. We understand that substance use is difficult to overcome and it can impact an individual’s life, as well as members of their family. We also offer co-occurring mental health counseling.

Our professionals will work with you, or with you and your family, to develop a person-centered treatment plan specific to your needs that incorporates healthy coping and problem-solving skills. Counseling is offered by appointment and we make every effort to accommodate your scheduling needs.

Youth Substance Abuse Services

We understand the importance of early intervention and can perform an alcohol and drug evaluation for your adolescent (ages 13-18). This evaluation will establish whether alcohol or other drugs are a problem. If so, we will provide recommendations and referrals for treatment. We also provide outpatient counseling services by appointment and will work with you to accommodate your scheduling needs.

To schedule an appointment for drug and alcohol evaluations
or outpatient counseling and treatment, call 402-488-6511.


About Us

Stepping Stones in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been empowering individuals and families by providing them with the counseling, education, advocacy, and support to encourage stability and healthy lives. For those dealing with difficult life situations, such as economic, medical, mental health, or educational hardships, we help to remove any barriers that prevent them from accessing programs and services they need. Our clients receive the individualized attention and care they deserve from a team of professionals dedicated to providing comprehensive behavioral health and advocacy services.

Stepping Stones is recognized as a CARF® accredited program that is committed to improving service quality and focusing on the satisfaction of clients.


Our Team


Kelly Madcharo, JD


Kelly Madcharo is the Director of the Adolescent and Family Health Division, the Nebraska Cancer Research Center, and the Compliance Officer for Lincoln Medical Education Partnership. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law.


Jamie Corder, PLADC

Program Coordinator

Jamie Corder has over six years providing advocacy and support to individuals and families experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, and addiction. She is the Program Coordinator and a provisionally-licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She received her Associates of Applied Science in Human Services from Southeast Community College.


Shannon Miller, LADC, PLMHP

Shannon Miller has 11 years of experience working as a substance abuse counselor. She has a diverse background as a counselor where she has primarily worked with those struggling with homelessness and individuals involved in the Criminal Justice and DHHS systems. In addition, she is experienced in providing counseling services to those who have experienced trauma and/or struggle with co-occurring mental health issues.


Personal Services

At Stepping Stones, we understand how vital it is for our clients to get access to basic personal needs. We are able to provide individuals and families with items such as emergency food, clothing, and personal hygiene, diapers and wipes for children, bus passes, and advocacy/referral for additional community services and resources.

Food Support •  The partnership between Food Bank of Lincoln and Stepping Stones allows us to provide individuals with monthly food packages.

Our staff can assist you between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Call ahead for availability.


Safety Sensitive Education Group

Safety Sensitive Education and Counseling is a unique program for those in Safety Sensitive positions under the Department of Transportation (DOT) covered entities. To participate, an individual must have completed a Substance Use Evaluation with a DOT Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and have a recommendation for drug and/or alcohol education.

For more information regarding cost, dates and times of sessions,
and how to register, call 402-327-6822.


How Do I Pay
for Services?

The insurance plans that we participate in are subject to change. We continually explore other plans to add. If your plan is not listed, please call us first to confirm.

  • Midlands Choice

  • Medica

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

  • Medicaid 

    • Optum - UnitedHealthcare

    • Nebraska Total Care

    • Wellcare of Nebraska

We are proud to be featured on the State of Nebraska Judicial Branch’s Registered Service Providers list.

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