Over the years, Stepping Stones in Lincoln, Nebraska has been helping hundreds of individuals and families in their most vulnerable time of need. Our primary services focus on providing counseling and evaluations. With so many, we have seen how some of the most basic personal needs can be impacted as well. In a report by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, census data show that programs that help individuals and families struggling to afford the basics have long-term benefits. Our mission is to help individuals and families be successful in the best ways that we can.

At Stepping Stones, we understand how vital it is for individuals and families to access basic personal items when coping with emergency situations. In those instances, and when products are available, Stepping Stones can provide items such as:


Emergency diapers and wipes for infants and toddlers

Infant and toddler clothing

Feminine hygiene products

Personal hygiene items like soap, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste, and deodorant

Stepping Stones maintains a very limited supply of these emergency items on hand. We encourage individuals and families to contact us first to determine the availability of items. Our team of professionals also works closely with various organizations in Lincoln, Nebraska that are able to provide goods and services on a regular basis. Our caring staff will work to connect them with other community services and resources in the Lincoln area to offer additional assistance based on their needs.

Other Support Services

For some individuals or families, other personal services are needed to help get them back on their feet. Stepping Stones has developed many partnerships with local non-profits so that we are able to refer you on if it is outside our scope of services.


Our partnership between Food Bank of Lincoln, that began back in 2000, allows Stepping Stones to provide clients with once-a-month packages of food to help meet their individual or family’s needs. The basic-needs food items are non-perishable so that we can store them at our Lincoln location. Clients can come into our offices and fill out a form requesting items available and we can provide most of those items right here. For a more extensive assortment of items, we can refer clients to the Food Bank of Lincoln. Our staff can assist individuals or families between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays, or call to make an appointment We are an equal opportunity provider.

Sometimes, individuals and families request services beyond the scope of what Stepping Stones provides. Services such as assisting families with obtaining housing or state benefits, arranging for child care or medical services, providing aid, or helping with transportation. Our team of professionals will connect you with various agencies in Lincoln, Nebraska that can offer the personal services needed.

Stepping Stones is located at 4600 Valley Road, Suite 223, in Lincoln, Nebraska. For more information on our outpatient counseling and evaluation services, call 402-488-6511 and speak with one of our professionals.