Stepping Stones Growth Center

We always welcome your interest, input and support. Get involved or Donate today!











2017 Alameda County Transition Information Faire- College of Alameda

On Saturday March 25th, Stepping Stones’ Employment and Pre-Vocational Department attended the 2017 Alameda County Transition Faire. This yearly Transition Faire is designed to facilitate the successful transition from school to adult services for youth with developmental disabilities and to inform families, teachers, Case Managers, and support teams on the services available in the community. The Faire included a showcase of adult service programs and a variety of educational workshops. For more information on becoming a participant or attendee at next year’s Alameda Transition Faire, contact: Sandi Soliday at 510-267-3261 or For more information on available employment positions or programs at Stepping Stones Growth Center, contact Deputy Director of Employment, Robert Robichaud at 510-567-2625 or

Stepping Stones’ 2017 Valentine’s Day Ball: Love In Bloom was a complete success!

Once upon a dream, children and adults with developmental disabilities entered a world of glitz and glam were they could feel like the bells of the ball, the prince charming of the evening, and the princess of fairy tales. This year, Stepping Stones and Creekside Community Church hosted their 11th Annual Valentine’s Ball on Friday, February 10th. The ball took place at Creekside Community Church on MacArthur Boulevard in San Leandro and more than 350 individuals with development disabilities attended! For 11 years, Stepping Stones and Creekside have co-hosted the event to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities. Over the years, the Ball has grown with attendees from all parts of the Bay Area! Stepping Stones credits the success of the event to community support and volunteers who serve in various ways. Volunteers provided salon quality hair, makeup, and nail services, and donated formal wear for attendees. The event featured a red carpet met by more gracious volunteers who showered them with bubbles and love as they entered the doors to the ball. We thank all our volunteers and supporters over the years! We could not have made this night magical without your help! 


Stepping Stones’ 2017 Valentine’s Day Ball- Help us make it a magical night! 


Stepping Stones’ Annual Valentine’s Ball is upon us!

​​Over 350 guests attend the Ball and many of them come to us to help them feel like royalty for the night. Our adults and kids are picking out gowns and suites for this year’s festivities, but our closet is quickly emptying. If you have any new or gently used formal wear that hasn’t left your closet in a while, we would love to take it off your hands! 

ALL formal wear, shoes​, and (hair/jewelry) accessories donations are welcomed, but are in GREAT ​​need of the following:  Women’s dresses/formal wear – ​​size 12+; Women’s dress shoes (low or no heel) – ​​ALLsizes; Men’ dress shirts – ​​ALL sizes; Men’s dress pants – ​​ALL sizes; Men’s dress shoes – ​​ALL sizes; Men’s blazers – ​​ALL sizes. Donations can be dropped of at Stepping Stones – 311 MacArthur Blvd. San Leandro.

Join us for our Holiday Art Auction on November 18, 2016 at 6pm at the 21st Amendment Brewery


Click to donate

See how you can help us raise money!

Location & Hours
(510) 568 -3331
Monday - Friday : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM