To support our mental health peers on their personal paths toward wellness within a community free from judgement where we share feelings, experiences, and tools in a respectful way.
To support our mental health peers on their personal paths toward wellness within a community free from judgement where we share feelings, experiences, and tools in a respectful way.
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Click above or visit the Programs page for ways to connect when you can't visit the Centers.  We hope you'll join us!

Our COVID-19 Response

Effective July 1, 2021: 

  • Stepping Stone is open Sunday, 11 AM-3 PM; Monday-Thursday,                9 AM-4 PM; Friday, Noon-7 PM; Saturday, 11 AM-4 PM. 
  • Next Step is open Monday-Thursday, 9 AM-5 PM; Friday, 11 AM-6 PM; Saturday, 11 AM-4 PM. 
  • Peer Respite is open Tuesday-Friday.
  • Warmline is available Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, 4-9 PM; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 4-8 PM, at 543-1388 or 1-888-582-0920.
  • Daytime telephone peer support is available Monday-Friday, 9 AM-4 PM,  at 448-6941, 543-1388, or 1-888-582-0920.
  • Zoom groups are available Monday-Friday (click Let's Connect above for details).

The health and safety of our community continues to be a priority; however, no plan can eliminate all risks of exposure to COVID-19.     

Please join with us and follow these precautions to help keep ourselves and others healthy:

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. Stay home when you are sick.
  4. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.  If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the bend of your arm. 
  5. Consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Thank you for your support.  We  hope to see you soon.

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What to expect at Stepping Stone:

  • Space in the building is limited to 7 Members at a time to allow for physical distancing.  Seating is allowed in designated areas only.
  • Porch access is not permitted.  The door to the kitchen will be locked, and the stairs will be taped off.
  • The glass front door will be locked and answered when someone knocks. 
  • Before entering the building (these apply to all staff and Members):
  • We will take your temperature, and if it is above 100.4°F, we will ask you to go home and seek medical advice.
  • We will ask you a series of questions:
  1. Within the last 10 days have you had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19?
  2. In the last 72 hours have you had a fever or felt feverish?
  3. Are you experiencing any respiratory symptoms, including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath?
  4. Are you experiencing any new muscle aches, chills, or severe fatigue?
  5. Are experiencing nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea?
  6. Have you experienced any new change in your sense of taste or smell?                                                                                       If you answer, “Yes” to any of these questions, we will ask you to go home and seek medical advice.
  7. In the last 10 days have you traveled outside the US or on a cruise ship?                                                                                      If you answer, "Yes," we will ask you to follow NH's latest travel guidance.
  • If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, wearing a face mask is optional.  If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, wearing a face mask is required.  We will provide you with a disposable mask.
  • We require frequent handwashing and sanitizing.
  • Upstairs access is limited to staff only (except for laundry and The Giving Room).  Administrative staff are responsible for cleaning and disinfecting upstairs.
  • Laundry must be in a clear, closed plastic bag, and laundry punch cards are required.  You must get staff permission before going upstairs.
  • The Giving Room is available to shop by appointment only on            Monday, 11 AM-12 PM & 1-2 PM; Wednesday, 1-3 PM; Saturday, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM.  You must be accompanied by staff.
  • Smoking is allowed in designated areas only, and you must maintain 6’ physical distancing.
  • Member phone calls can be made and received downstairs only.  You must get staff permission to use the phone.
  • Shower access is limited to downstairs only.  You must get staff permission to use the shower and disinfect surfaces before and after each use.
  • These supports are on-hold until further notice:

Public computer use

Community Potluck and other food prep, including coffee

Community Trips

Willing Hands food deliveries

Giving Room donations

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What to expect at Next Step:

  • Space in the building is limited to 5 Members at a time to allow for physical distancing.  Seating is allowed in designated areas only.
  • The front door will be locked and answered when someone knocks. 
  • Before entering the building (these apply to all staff and Members):
  • We will take your temperature, and if it is above 100.4°F, we will ask you to go home and seek medical advice.
  • We will ask you a series of questions:
  1. Within the last 10 days have you had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19?
  2. In the last 72 hours have you had a fever or felt feverish?
  3. Are you experiencing any respiratory symptoms, including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath?
  4. Are you experiencing any new muscle aches, chills, or severe fatigue?
  5. Are experiencing nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea?
  6. Have you experienced any new change in your sense of taste or smell?                                                                                       If you answer, “Yes” to any of these questions, we will ask you to go home and seek medical advice.
  7. In the last 10 days have you traveled outside the US or on a cruise ship?                                                                                      If you answer, "Yes," we will ask you to follow NH's latest travel guidance.
  • If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, wearing a face mask is optional.  If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, wearing a face mask is required.  We will provide you with a disposable mask.
  • We require frequent handwashing and sanitizing.
  • Smoking is allowed in designated areas only, and you must maintain 6’ physical distancing.
  • Member phone calls can be made and received on Member phone in the diningroom.  You must get staff permission to use the phone.
  • Laundry must be in a clear, closed plastic bag, and laundry punch cards are required.  You must get staff permission before doing laundry.
  • Shower access is allowed.  You must get staff permission to use the shower and disinfect surfaces before and after each use.
  • The Giving Room is available to shop by appointment only on Monday and Thursday.  You must be accompanied by staff.
  • These supports are on-hold until further notice:

Public computer use

Community Potluck and other food prep, including coffee

Community Trips

Willing Hands food deliveries

Giving Room donations

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