Top 10 Reasons to Support Stepping Stone
1. We’ve been helping women for more than 53 years.
Founded in 1962, Stepping Stone is the oldest alcohol and drug recovery program for women in Northern California. More than 1,000 women have received life-saving treatment at Stepping Stone.
2. We have a proven track record.
In a survey of recent graduates, 86% of the respondents thought that Stepping Stone had given them the tools to live a sober life and 71% were currently sober.
3. Our house is a comfortable, safe and nurturing home.
Stepping Stone is located in a lovely old Queen Anne Victorian home in the Richmond District of San Francisco. A warm, well-appointed home welcomes each woman every day along with the companionship and support of residents and staff.
4. We offer affordable prices for quality care.
Residents pay less than half of the cost of room and board, individual counseling, classes and comprehensive treatment plans.
5. Our program is for women only.
Studies have shown that women who attend gender specific treatment have a lower relapse rate than those who attend coed programs. The women in our program tell us that their housemates were a tremendous asset in their learning to live sober.
6. Our primary focus is to help women transition to sober living.
Our residents are required to go out into the world while receiving treatment and support at home. The programs at the house help prepare them to live as a sober working women when they graduate.
7. Our location in San Francisco can’t be beat.
San Francisco is one of the best cities in American for commuting without a car and has a healthy employment market. In addition, the recovery community here is vibrant. There are more than 650 AA meetings in San Francisco every week.
8. Our graduate program helps women stay connected.
Once a Stepping Stone Sister in Sobriety, always a member of our family. We provide many means to ensure that residents stay connected to Stepping Stone after they graduate.
One of the most important lessons in early sobriety is accountability. Through the discipline of following house rules and working the program, residents learn how to take responsibility for themselves and to face the consequences of their behavior.
10. Our professional, caring staff is on-premises 24-7.
Stepping Stone’s staff includes a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals and Resident Addiction Specialist counselors. All staff members are women who are committed to supporting women in their recovery efforts.