Our Programs

 
 

We look forward to meeting you!

We currently serve Pierce, King, Kitsap, and Snohomish County.

Call us today
(253) 896-0903

Or, sign up for our program online, by clicking the button below:

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“Step By Step has taught me that there are people who care. There is help out there and you can accomplish your goals.”

- a Step By Step mom

PREGNANCY SUPPORT

Every Baby Should Have A Healthy Start

Healthy babies start with healthy moms.

  • Home Visits

  • Basic Assistance

  • Baby Items

  • First Steps Maternity Support Services

  • Infant Case Management


Home Visits

We Come to You!

Our first step is to help you have a healthy pregnancy and give your baby the best start possible. One of our caring and dedicated Nurses or Counselors will meet with you in your home or a location of your choice.

She will be there to support you through your pregnancy and, depending on your needs, into your baby's first year of life. If you are struggling to prepare and provide for your baby, we can help.

 

Resources & Referrals for

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Baby Items

  • Prenatal Care

  • Pediatric Care

  • Mental Health Services

Education & information on

  • Childbirth Education

  • Breastfeeding

  • Infant Feeding 

  • Emotional Wellness

  • Health & Nutrition

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Parenting & Life Skills Classes

Healthy Families Start With Positive Parenting 

All moms need encouragement and support.

  • Life Skills Training

  • Parenting Classes

  • Community Events

  • Mom Groups


Connections & Mentoring

Make friends and
get positive support!  

Difficult backgrounds and circumstances can make it hard to know what a healthy family and positive parenting looks like. You don't have to figure everything out on your own. 

We know you want to be a good mom who raises a strong and happy child. And, we know that every mom needs healthy relationships and positive support. We provide opportunities for you to learn and connect with other moms in your local community.

Groups & Mentoring

  • Parenting Classes

  • Life Skills Classes

  • Mom Groups

Community Events

  • Community Baby Showers

  • Summer Family BBQ's

  • Free Yard Sale

  • Family Christmas Celebration

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Housing & Homelessness Prevention

Families Need A Safe And Stable Home To Grow And Thrive

Safety and stability starts at home.

 

  • Rapid Rehousing

  • Homelessness Diversion

  • One Time Assistance

  • Emergency Housing Resources

Housing

Find safe housing options.

If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, we may be able to help.

We partner with mothers who are working to secure safe housing, particularly those who are victims of domestic violence, young moms, and homeless pregnant women.

Short-term assistance to help homeless pregnant women and their families is offered through our Rapid Rehousing program, if you live in Pierce County. To be considered for this program, you need to request a referral through Coordinated Entry. Call (253) 682-3401.

We also offer one-time assistance for pregnant women, who live in Pierce County and are at risk of becoming homeless, to help them secure stable housing.

 

Our housing program is limited.

If you need help securing safe housing, please contact your Step By Step case manager. Don't have a case manager yet? Call us at (253) 896-0903 for a referral.

 
 

Available housing options, include:

Housing support:

  • Rapid Rehousing

  • One Time Assistance

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Job Training & Workforce Development

Every Mom Can Work Toward A Brighter Future

Dreams happen one step at a time.

  • Scholarships

  • Job Training

  • Workforce Experience

Education and Employment

Work towards your future goals.

We want to help support you, as you work towards goals of education and employment. Your future dreams are possible, and you can reach them - one step at a time.

We will soon be offering job training and work experience opportunities to help mothers with young children to gain the foundational concepts, skills, mindset, and work experience that they need to achieve goals of gainful employment. Onsite services will include mental health counseling, life skills and parenting classes, and other educational opportunities. Learn more here.

 

Current Opportunities:

  • Educational Scholarships

Future Programs
[Coming in 2019]:

  •  Job Readiness Training

  • On The Job Training

  • Workforce Experience

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CURRENT

Scholarship Opportunities:

Step By Step has established annual scholarship opportunities to help deserving moms move closer to accomplishing their dreams.

 

Step By Step moms:

If you are interested in applying for A scholarship, contact your Step By Step case manager. She will need to nominate you and sign your application.

If you need your case manager's contact information, you can call our office to request it at (253) 896 - 0903 or send an e-mail to ourfamily@stepbystepfamily.org

 

RON LINDGREN/CLEM O’NEAL/KIWANIS SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: $1,000 - $1,500
Winners: 1 recipient

This Scholarship is given to a woman who has demonstrated tremendous perseverance and hard work to better her life and the life of her family.

Deadline for Applications: December 31st

Funding: This scholarship will be awarded and funded by the end of January, each calendar year.

For this scholarship:

  • Open to all Step By Step moms, in all counties

  • The maximum award is $1,500 

  • If a recipient’s educational program extends for more than one year, they may re-apply for a grant for the second year. 

  • Educational opportunities may include: GED, vocational/trade school, certificated programs, internship/mentorship, associates degree at a community college, undergraduate or graduate degree at a 4-year college/university, and more!

  • Grants may be used for: tuition, course fees, supplies, text books (print and/or on-line), tutorials, uniforms (if required), transportation to attend school and child-care expenses to attend class.

 

PUYALLUP KIWANIS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: $1,000 - $3,000
Winners: 2-6 recipients

This Scholarship is awarded to women who have demonstrated tremendous perseverance and hard work to better their lives and the lives of their families.

Deadline for Applications: December 31st

Funding: This scholarship will be awarded and funded by the end of January, each calendar year.

For this scholarship:

  • Applicants must be residents of Pierce County. 

  • The maximum award is $3,000 

  • If a recipient’s educational program extends for more than one year, they may re-apply for a grant for the second year. 

  • Educational opportunities may include: GED, vocational/trade school, certificated programs, internship/mentorship, associates degree at a community college, undergraduate or graduate degree at a 4-year college/university

  • Grants may be used for: tuition, course fees, supplies, text books (print and/or on-line), tutorials, uniforms (if required), transportation to attend school and child-care expenses to attend class.