Christian Sober Living Homes for Men & WomenChristian Sober Living Homes for Men & Women
Under the direction of Tony Gould, President/CEO and governed by a Board of Directors, SSM has been conducting weekly Bible studies at Morris Village, a state run drug and alcohol recovery center based in Columbia, South Carolina. The ministry also conducts worship services two Sundays per month as well. Stepping Stones is a non-profit, non-sectarian and relies solely on outside contributions and donations. Our primary focus is to assist men and women in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction by providing sober living homes once they complete treatment centers and detox centers.
Since its inception in 1998, Stepping Stones Ministry has successfully operated a thrift store on Two Notch Road which financially supports the ministry. In November 2003 and 2005 we acquired sober living houses for men.
In 2007 SSM received a grant from South Carolina DAODOS (Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services) for the purchase/renovation and operation of housing for an additional 16 beds for men, bringing our total number of beds to 25.
From the beginning, it has been one of our goals to provide sober living housing for women. In April 2013 a home was purchased for the Women's Program providing an additional 5 beds beginning their journey to recovery which brings our total beds to 30 for men/women .
A bi-monthly food pantry is operated to assist fixed and low income church and community residents, as well as program participants initially upon entry to our program.
Tony Gould, President/CEO
Troy Dishaw, Vice President
Sarah Dishaw, Treasurer
Shelby Rials, Secretary
Reverend Melvin Tapp