Stepping Stone Program
Program Phone: 541-342-4293
2517 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard – Eugene, OR 97401
Stepping Stone is a community-based residential treatment program for boys, ages 12 to 18, who demonstrate a persistent pattern of criminal behavior. Stepping Stone clients typically have a history of family conflict, problems with delinquency, substance abuse, and poor school performance.
The program includes individual, family, and group counseling. Most youth stay an average of 10 to 14 months before graduating from the program and returning to home, foster care, or other community settings. Referrals are submitted through the Oregon Youth Authority and county juvenile departments.
Services provided by Stepping Stone include:
Supervised group living
Individual, group, & family counseling
Substance abuse treatment
Mental health treatment
Off-site job skills & independent living skills training
Sex offender treatment
Hours: reception & general information 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
At Looking Glass, we work to provide a variety of educational opportunities for teens that are homeless, have mental health issues, and for whom traditional education is inadequate to meet their needs. We have 3 alternative schools, therapists in 32 schools throughout Lane County, and offer educational services at each of our residential programs.
The Looking Glass residential program retreat took on a different look this year with staff members at each program wearing different colors and large, bouncy balls flying (or wobbling) around a kickball diamond as a new tradition was “kicked” off with a kickball tournament for the ages. In the end, Stepping Stone Program took home the gold (probably plastic really) trophy but fun was had by all.
A group of Looking Glass supporters, board members, staff and elected officials met on Wednesday, July 10th to celebrate the successful opening and operation of the new Regional Crisis Center. Supporters included Department of Human Services Director Fariborz Pakseresht, PeaceHealth CEO Mary Kingston, Oregon State Representative Nancy Nathanson and Oregon State Senator James Manning.
Through collaboration with the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), PeaceHealth, Pacific Source Health Plans, Trillium Community Health Plans and other partners, a remodeling project was completed on our River Road campus to prepare it for opening the Regional Crisis Center in the coming weeks. The 24-hour, 14-bed facility will house intensive treatment care clients and serve some of our area’s most vulnerable youth. The RCC will serve all genders from all over the state of Oregon, ages 12 to 18 and will offer group and individual therapy and trauma-informed behavioral support. This is the first facility of its kind in the state and will serve a youth population which is currently severely lacking in treatment options.
A gift from the Arbonne Charitable Foundation provides current and future clients of Looking Glass’ Pathways Girls program the opportunity to build self confidence through fitness.
Looking Glass currently has five residential programs: Pathways Boys, Pathways Girls, Parole Revocation Diversion, Stepping Stone, and Kyanite. All of these programs provide intensive 24/7 care and treatment to our clients. Watch our video overview and learn about one client’s first and last days in our girls program.
F.E.T.C.H Therapy Dogs make regular visits to the Looking Glass Pathways Girls Program.
Looking Glass' Pathways Girls Program classroom has recently undergone an exciting transformation. Local artist Steven Wade Johnson (AKA Wayde Love) replaced a mural from 1995 that the staff and clients have been asking to be redone for years.
Watch this great video done by FOOD for Lane County about our beloved Bettina Evans, the cook at our Pathways Girls Program.