STEPPING STONES NETWORK - Mom and Kids Independent Living Assistance Program


Confidential Location
Washington, DC 20001

(224) 789-3054

Services Hours:
24/7 residential program

Administrative Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Offers a 12-24 month holistic residential program for trafficked mothers and their young children. Service and assistance includes:

- Safety
- Basic needs
- Individualized therapeutic programming
- Home management
- Financial literacy
- Health and wellness
- Spirituality
- Parenting
- Relationships
- Trauma and addiction recovery
- Education and job preparation

Child-care and therapeutic options available for children while their mothers receive services.


Adult women (age 18 and older) with children under 8 years old OR with a confirmed pregnancy and plans to keep the baby.

In addition, client must meet at least one of the following requirement:
- Self identifies as currently being sex trafficked with accompanying evidence.
- Has a history of having been trafficked in the past as a child or adult with accompanying evidence.
- Is not self-identifying, but Stepping Stones Network has evidence of the client being trafficked.
- Is freely choosing prostitution, wants new life, and has no other way out.
- Client or her child is being sexually exploited and is at high risk of being trafficked.

Client must also be:
- Capable of pursuing education, physical and mental health, and spiritual growth.
- Medically stable.
- 30 days sober or have completed rehab or 30-day trafficking assessment program AND willing to live a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle and submit to random testing.
- Individuals with 90 days sobriety or assessment program grad will be preferred.
- Limited in resources or skills to pursue likely recovery and restoration on her own, while keeping her children safe and well-cared for.



Program Fees:

No fee.

Intake Process:

Call for intake.

Documents required:
- Photo ID. If no identification, the agency will assist in obtaining documents.


Program Contact Information

Primary Contact

Program Contact Information

(224) 789-3054

Phone Numbers

Primary Program Phone

(224) 789-3054

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

Confidential Location
Washington, DC 20001


1200 West 35th Street
Box 218
Chicago, IL 60609

Handicap Accessible?



Walmart or Aldi gift cards
Uber or Lift cards
Paper goods
Cleaning supplies

Volunteer Opportunities:

- Mom!€™s mentor
- Texting encouragements
- Help with transportation
- Home visits

Can meet immediate needs through Butterfly Circle in one of three ways:

1. Text !€œgive!€ to (888) 592-3596 be notified when new needs arise.
2. Text !€œserve!€ to (888) 592-3596 to be notified when there are one-time tasks.
3. Text !€œpray!€ to (888) 592-3596 to be notified when prayer requests arise.

Email info @steppingstones or come to an Education/New volunteer Interest Meeting. See website for times and locations.

Legal Status:

Private, Non-Profit

Date of Official Change:

February 14, 2023

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