Take the Next Step

Take the Next Step Take the Next Step is a grass roots, faith based non-profit offering friendship, help, and hope to our neighbors in need.
Take the Next Step opened our Community Resource Drop-In Center in 2005. As we listen to and have learned of needs from members of our community we have responded with... Tuesday Evening Community Dinners. Kidz Club after school program Growing Together for teen and young moms Monroe Cold Weather Shelter
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WOW!! 🧼🪒🧴The Snohomish Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints families have brought us over 100 Kits f...
03/10/2020

WOW!! 🧼🪒🧴

The Snohomish Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints families have brought us over 100 Kits for Peace!! These are kits for men and women with relevant hygiene items. In addition they also brought 50 blankets and lots more hygiene items- razors!!

These are items many of us take for granted, but would sure be missing if we didn’t have. These items are not only helpful for unsheltered folks, but also help families to scrape by until better times.

Thank you SO much friends!! 💚

03/10/2020

Tuesday 3/9 Programming Update:

Community Dinner will still take place at 6pm at Monroe Covenant Church but will only be served in to go containers.

Since guests won't be staying to eat dinner, we've decided it's best to cancel Life Skills Class.

SHOUT OUT to the Monroe Police Department's Community Outreach team!! They had some really great numbers for 2019:Divers...
03/10/2020

SHOUT OUT to the Monroe Police Department's Community Outreach team!! They had some really great numbers for 2019:

Diversion Center Intakes: 13

Substance Use Assessments Completed: 36 (these assessments are necessary to receive treatment)

Inpatient Treatment Graduations: 14

Housed: 23

Thank you for your service to our community and the lives you've changed!💚💚

03/09/2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce Kidz Club will be canceled until further notice- at least until after Spring break.

The County has recommended that gatherings over 10 be canceled. We also have to consider our amazing volunteers, many of whom are over 60.

This program is very important to our community and the at-risk children living in it. We will be eager to start back up and will do so as soon as we know we can provide a safe place for our volunteers and kiddos. 💚

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 3/7/20.Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:Take ...
03/08/2020

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 3/7/20.

Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:

Take the Next Step
New Hope Fellowship
Snohomish County
Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
Sky Valley Food Bank
Rotary Club of Monroe Washington
Beck's Place
City of Monroe, WA (thank you Brad!)

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 3/6/20.Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:Take ...
03/06/2020

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 3/6/20.

Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:

Take the Next Step
New Hope Fellowship
Snohomish County
Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
Sky Valley Food Bank
Rotary Club of Monroe Washington
Beck's Place
City of Monroe, WA (thank you Brad!)

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 3/5/20.Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:Take ...
03/05/2020

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 3/5/20.

Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:

Take the Next Step
New Hope Fellowship
Snohomish County
Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
Sky Valley Food Bank
Rotary Club of Monroe Washington
Beck's Place
City of Monroe, WA (thank you Brad!)

03/05/2020

No Kid Club today! 💚

This week the Monroe Police Officers' Association provided Community Dinner, and a hodge podge of friends helped dish it...
03/05/2020

This week the Monroe Police Officers' Association provided Community Dinner, and a hodge podge of friends helped dish it up, including a pair from the League of Awesome Friends (LOAF) and some of our very own regular Dinner crew! Thank you to Monroe Police Department and everyone who pitched in to fill hungry bellies!

03/04/2020

CAN YOU HELP?

Our Resource Center is in need of razors!

Donations can dropped at our Resource Center during open hours M, W, F 10-5, closed 1-2 for lunch.

202 S. Sams St. Monroe

As always, donations are tax-deductible!

THANK YOU!!

03/04/2020

Renee has an appointment tomorrow at 10am to go to the Diversion Center. She's standing at the edge of a cliff, waiting to take the leap to a new life. She doesn't want to worry about how she'll keep warm, shower, get a meal, etc. anymore.

Please lift her in prayer and positivity... we've all been in tears with her this morning- so excited for her new beginning. We know she can do it. We know she deserves more than the life she's living now. We are ready to see her soar 💚🌠🙏

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 3/3/20.Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:Take ...
03/03/2020

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 3/3/20.

Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:

Take the Next Step
New Hope Fellowship
Snohomish County
Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
Sky Valley Food Bank
Rotary Club of Monroe Washington
Beck's Place
City of Monroe, WA (thank you Brad!)

Our friends at Rotary Club of Monroe Washington were up to their usual shenanigans last week- feeding our hungry neighbo...
03/03/2020

Our friends at Rotary Club of Monroe Washington were up to their usual shenanigans last week- feeding our hungry neighbors! Thank you for your faithfulness friends!!

CAN YOU HELP?We are looking for friends who can help provide snack for Kidz Club!  We try to provide a well-rounded and ...
03/03/2020

CAN YOU HELP?

We are looking for friends who can help provide snack for Kidz Club! We try to provide a well-rounded and healthy snack for our kiddos with items like fruits, veggies, juice, crackers, chips, granola bars, fruit snacks, cheese sticks, apple sauce, gogurts, etc. Each day we meet we'd need something like a fruit item, cracker or bar, cheese, and a drink for about 50 elementary school students.

If you could help with this once, or possibly sign up for a monthly commitment, please contact our Kidz Club Director Chloe' St.Germain [email protected].

THANK YOU!!

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 3/2/20.Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:Take ...
03/02/2020

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 3/2/20.

Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:

Take the Next Step
New Hope Fellowship
Snohomish County
Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
Sky Valley Food Bank
Rotary Club of Monroe Washington
Beck's Place
City of Monroe, WA (thank you Brad!)

It is one of our most dedicated volunteers, Hoss’s birthday today. If you haven’t heard his story, it’s worth sharing ag...
03/02/2020

It is one of our most dedicated volunteers, Hoss’s birthday today. If you haven’t heard his story, it’s worth sharing again.

There’s no hope for the chronically-homeless and drug-addicted… right?

Meet Hoss.

Hoss was living with his wife and child and working as a pipe-fitter, when his recreational drug habit began to escalate. As his habit increased, so did the problems in his marriage. Eventually he chose drugs over his family and began a life of crime and homelessness. For over 10 years Hoss was in and out of prison and homeless. According to him, he didn’t love anyone and no one loved him.

After some time, he crossed paths with a four-legged platinum blonde named Sugar, who began to change his life. She showed him unconditional love no matter the trouble he led her into, and he had another life depending on him again.

One day while crossing the Safeway parking lot, a man pulled up next to Hoss and said he looked down on his luck- gave him $20, and invited him to church the next night. It was Cal Cunningham. Hoss was blown away by the generosity and thought, “Wow, if I go his church, maybe he’ll give me more.” So Hoss went and Cal did here and there. Eventually Hoss was coming pretty regularly and getting to know the people there. It went on like this for a while, and at some point, Hoss became overwhelmed by their generosity. He got up in front of the church and confessed that he’d been living a life of drug addiction and crime. They replied, “We know, and we love you anyway.” That love changed Hoss. Cal and his wife ended up taking him in and he got clean. Has been for over 5 years now. He was a client at Take the Next Step’s Drop-in Center and was so thankful for their help that he started volunteering there. For years, every day we’re open, Hoss is here to help- usually first through the door in the morning. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Beck's Place and volunteers at the Sky Valley Food Bank. Hoss says he gives so much now because God has blessed him so abundantly, he wants to show that love to others.

Love is a powerful thing. It can soften the hardest of hearts.

At Take the Next Step we start with love and relationship to facilitate a space for change.

Photo credit: Chris Hendrickson

Upcoming Life Skills Classes:2/25 & 3/3: Dependable Strengths:What are you good at?  Everyone has strengths- do you know...
03/02/2020

Upcoming Life Skills Classes:

2/25 & 3/3: Dependable Strengths:
What are you good at? Everyone has strengths- do you know where yours lie? Come to this two-part series and find your own personal strengths!

3/10-May: Alpha
Have you ever wondered about your place in this world, God, or how to find a purpose in life? The Alpha series of classes will offer insight to all of these questions.

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 2/29/20.Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:Take...
02/29/2020

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 2/29/20.

Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:

Take the Next Step
New Hope Fellowship
Snohomish County
Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
Sky Valley Food Bank
Rotary Club of Monroe Washington
Beck's Place
City of Monroe, WA (thank you Brad!)

Thank you to 5 Lines Pottery who not only hosted and treated our Growing Together teen mom group, but our volunteers too...
02/28/2020

Thank you to 5 Lines Pottery who not only hosted and treated our Growing Together teen mom group, but our volunteers too!! We had a blast and can’t wait to see how it all turns out! Thank you!

Our Dinners and Docs free medical clinic served 8 patients in need this month- they administered one Hep A vaccine and S...
02/27/2020

Our Dinners and Docs free medical clinic served 8 patients in need this month- they administered one Hep A vaccine and SeaMar was there to get people signed up for insurance! Thank you friends for caring for our vulnerable neighbors!

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 2/27/20.Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:Take...
02/27/2020

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 2/27/20.

Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:

Take the Next Step
New Hope Fellowship
Snohomish County
Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
Sky Valley Food Bank
Rotary Club of Monroe Washington
Beck's Place
City of Monroe, WA (thank you Brad!)

The League of AWESOME Friends served up another amazing spread last week!! This group is always a crowd favorite!! Thank...
02/26/2020

The League of AWESOME Friends served up another amazing spread last week!! This group is always a crowd favorite!! Thank you friends!! 💚💚

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 2/26/20.Located at New Hope Fellowship 1012 W. Main St. Monroe.Doors open at ...
02/26/2020

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 2/26/20.

Located at New Hope Fellowship 1012 W. Main St. Monroe.

Doors open at 8pm, lock at 10pm- no re-entry after 10.

Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:

Take the Next Step
New Hope Fellowship
Snohomish County
Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
Sky Valley Food Bank
Rotary Club of Monroe Washington
Beck's Place
City of Monroe, WA (thank you Brad!)

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 2/25/20.Located at New Hope Fellowship 1012 W. Main St. Monroe.Doors open at ...
02/25/2020

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 2/25/20.

Located at New Hope Fellowship 1012 W. Main St. Monroe.

Doors open at 8pm, lock at 10pm- no re-entry after 10.

Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:

Take the Next Step
New Hope Fellowship
Snohomish County
Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
Sky Valley Food Bank
Rotary Club of Monroe Washington
Beck's Place
City of Monroe, WA (thank you Brad!)

KIDZ CLUB NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!   Monroe’s at-risk children need your support- it really does take a village!  At Kidz Club ...
02/25/2020

KIDZ CLUB NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

Monroe’s at-risk children need your support- it really does take a village! At Kidz Club we have a healthy snack, play games, offer academic help and activities, teach gratitude and help build resiliency, sing worship songs and have lessons both Bible-based and not. If you can give 2 hours per week to the children living in Monroe’s highest-poverty neighborhoods, please contact our Kidz Club Director Chloe St. Germain at [email protected].

THANK YOU!!

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 2/24/20.Located at New Hope Fellowship 1012 W. Main St. Monroe.Doors open at ...
02/24/2020

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 2/24/20.

Located at New Hope Fellowship 1012 W. Main St. Monroe.

Doors open at 8pm, lock at 10pm- no re-entry after 10.

Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:

Take the Next Step
New Hope Fellowship
Snohomish County
Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
Sky Valley Food Bank
Rotary Club of Monroe Washington
Beck's Place
City of Monroe, WA (thank you Brad!)

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 2/22/20.Located at New Hope Fellowship 1012 W. Main St. Monroe.Doors open at ...
02/22/2020

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 2/22/20.

Located at New Hope Fellowship 1012 W. Main St. Monroe.

Doors open at 8pm, lock at 10pm- no re-entry after 10.

Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:

Take the Next Step
New Hope Fellowship
Snohomish County
Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
Sky Valley Food Bank
Rotary Club of Monroe Washington
Beck's Place
City of Monroe, WA (thank you Brad!)

02/21/2020

The Cold Weather Shelter is CLOSED tonight 2/21/20.

Located at New Hope Fellowship 1012 W. Main St. Monroe.

Doors open at 8pm, lock at 10pm- no re-entry after 10.

Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:

Take the Next Step
New Hope Fellowship
Snohomish County
Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
Sky Valley Food Bank
Rotary Club of Monroe Washington
Beck's Place
City of Monroe, WA (thank you Brad!)

Do you lack access to medical care but need to see a doctor??Our free medical clinic, Dinners and Docs, is next week- Tu...
02/20/2020

Do you lack access to medical care but need to see a doctor??

Our free medical clinic, Dinners and Docs, is next week- Tuesday 2/25 at 6:45pm following Community Dinner. We will have our volunteer medical team ready to hear what you've got going on, answer medical questions, look at that funky thing you've got, refer you for further treatment, prescribe antibiotics when necessary, etc.

No narcotics are prescribed. Ever.

No insurance or ID required.

Community Dinner: 6pm at MonroeCov

Dinners and Docs: 6:45pm at the Resource Center

Both at 202 S. Sams St. Monroe.

The Cold Weather Shelter is OPEN tonight 2/20.Located at New Hope Fellowship 1012 W. Main St. Monroe.Doors open at 8pm, ...
02/20/2020

The Cold Weather Shelter is OPEN tonight 2/20.

Located at New Hope Fellowship 1012 W. Main St. Monroe.

Doors open at 8pm, lock at 10pm- no re-entry after 10.

Monroe Cold Weather Shelter is made possible by a partnership of:

Take the Next Step
New Hope Fellowship
Snohomish County
Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
Sky Valley Food Bank
Rotary Club of Monroe Washington
Beck's Place
City of Monroe, WA (thank you Brad!)

The Monroe Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be open tonight 2/19/20.  Doors will be open from 8 pm until 10 pm.
02/19/2020

The Monroe Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be open tonight 2/19/20. Doors will be open from 8 pm until 10 pm.

02/19/2020
Kidz Club 2/18

WE LOVE KIDZ CLUB! The sun came out and we were ready to play. Soccer, chalk drawings, tag, basketball and foursquare are some of our favorite activities to do in the sunshine. Only 3 more Kidz Club days in February then it'll really feel like Spring!

Jessica Sherman joined us at Growing Together last week- we talked a lot about emotional intelligence, learning to recog...
02/19/2020

Jessica Sherman joined us at Growing Together last week- we talked a lot about emotional intelligence, learning to recognize and anticipate emotions, leading into being able to control our reactions in situations that can be SUPER frustrating- especially when trying to be a mom to a toddler!

The Monroe Emergency Cold Weather Shelter WILL be open tonight 2/18/20. Apologies for the technical difficulties.
02/19/2020

The Monroe Emergency Cold Weather Shelter WILL be open tonight 2/18/20. Apologies for the technical difficulties.

The all-star team at Morning Star Lutheran Church - ELCA served up another delicious Community Dinner last week! We are ...
02/17/2020

The all-star team at Morning Star Lutheran Church - ELCA served up another delicious Community Dinner last week! We are so thankful for this team- they are so faithful! They’ve been doing this for many years!! 💚

The Monroe Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be open tonight 2/17/20.  Doors are open from 8 pm until 10 pm.
02/17/2020

The Monroe Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be open tonight 2/17/20. Doors are open from 8 pm until 10 pm.

The Monroe Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be closed tonight 2/16/20.
02/16/2020

The Monroe Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be closed tonight 2/16/20.

The Monroe Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be closed tonight 2/15/20.
02/15/2020

The Monroe Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be closed tonight 2/15/20.

The Monroe Emergeny Cold Weather Shelter will be closed tonigth 2/14/20.
02/14/2020

The Monroe Emergeny Cold Weather Shelter will be closed tonigth 2/14/20.

It’s true!Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️
02/14/2020

It’s true!
Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️

Kidz Club was SO fun this week! Unfortunately Frank Wagner was closed Thursday so we weren't able to have club but we ar...
02/14/2020

Kidz Club was SO fun this week! Unfortunately Frank Wagner was closed Thursday so we weren't able to have club but we are gearing up for next week!

Praying for SUN so we can enjoy some time outside.

Our current Kidz Club Lesson is LOVE IS based off of 1 Corinthians 13.

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There is no Kidz Club TODAY- there was a gas leak at Frank Wagner. We’ll resume on Tuesday!
02/13/2020

There is no Kidz Club TODAY- there was a gas leak at Frank Wagner. We’ll resume on Tuesday!

The Monroe Emergency Cold Weather Shelter is closed tonight 2/11/20.
02/11/2020

The Monroe Emergency Cold Weather Shelter is closed tonight 2/11/20.

The Monroe Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be closed tonight 2/10/20
02/10/2020

The Monroe Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be closed tonight 2/10/20

Upcoming Life Skills Classes:2/11: Healthy Relationships: Do you have people in your life who sincerely want the very be...
02/10/2020

Upcoming Life Skills Classes:

2/11: Healthy Relationships:
Do you have people in your life who sincerely want the very best for you? Come to this class and learn to cultivate healthy relationships- we all need them!

2/18: Worry and Anxiety:
Do you ever lose control of your emotions? Learn techniques to keep in charge of your emotions!

2/25 & 3/3: Dependable Strengths:
What are you good at? Everyone has strengths- do you know where yours lie? Come to this two-part series and find your own personal strengths!

3/10-May: Alpha
Have you ever wondered about your place in this world, God, or how to find a purpose in life? The Alpha series of classes will offer insight to all of these questions.

Address

202 S Sams St
Monroe, WA
98272

General information

Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(360) 794-1022

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