Are you 12-24 and pregnant or a single mom?
Step By Step is for you!
At Step By Step, you will meet other young moms with the same questions, worries and stresses as you. You will find support to reach your goals, people who get what you’re going through, and a loving environment, judgment free. When you come to Step by Step, you’re a part of a family of sisters.
**Please note: While we are accepting new moms into our program during the COVID-19 crisis, any assistance Step By Step provides will be reserved for moms already active in our program.
As an active member of Step by Step you’ll participate three main components:
Every Thursday night during the school year we gather to eat a meal together, learn useful skills that translate to success in everyday life, and build one another up. The last hour is a Support Group. These are small groups focused on implementing the skills we learn. Revive Kids: While you’re getting time for yourself you can know your child will be well loved. As a Revive Kid your child will earn awards for participating in games, Bible lessons, and more!
- Refine Mentoring:
What’s a mentor? She’s a supportive, caring person who wants to spend time with you and get to know you. She will meet with you once a week, encourage you, help you with your goals, and be a friend. Think of her like a cool auntie. Over the course of your time together you’ll get to know one another, be able to share with her, and build a consistent relationship.
- Dare To Dream Case Management:
We know you have big dreams and goals for your life, we want to help you reach them. Through our Dare to Dream you’ll meet one on one with a staff member to outline steps for a plan to reach your goals and change your life. We’ll also connect you with community partners with resource referrals to help you overcome any barriers that might get in the way.
That’s not all! As you actively participate with us, we’re also available for the following:
- Crisis Intervention
From domestic violence situations to early hospital deliveries, we’ve walked with our moms through some of the hardest times. When an emergency strikes you don’t have to be alone. Call us and we’re there to walk through the crisis with you.
- Prayer and Discipleship
Sometimes life feels overwhelming. We’re always available to pray and walk with you as you seek answers to some of life's hard questions.
- Special Series
Step Into The Kitchen: A cooking class featuring local chefs, seasonal ingredients, and kitchen skills with an emphasis on healthy meal planning
Step Into Parenting: A 12-week course taught by Licensed Clinical Social Workers focusing on nurturing and connected parenting skills.
Step Into Reading: A SBS Literacy Program designed to get books in the home, increase literacy, and to foster a life-long love of reading
Some of these services are only available via referral. If you need a referral for one of these services, please contact Step By Step.
*We share these resources without being affiliated with any of these organizations. In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1*
Resources Near You
- Services in your area (Map)
- The Nest: Center for Women and Families (859) 259-1974
- Step by Step March 1 parenting classes 8 weeks
- God’s Pantry (859) 255-6592
- GleanKY 859-444-4769
- Embrace Church 859.309.3862
I belong here.
I am here for a purpose. My presence matters.
I am fully accepted as I am, and on my way to becoming my best self.
I do not have to perform or pretend to be something I am not.
I am not my past mistakes. I am not my diagnosis. I am not what others have said about me.
My past does not dictate my future behavior. In this space I can be made new.
I am not what happened to me. I don’t have to be powerless, weak, or afraid.
I am valued, adopted into this family of sisters.
I am not in competition with other single moms here.
I will fight for my sister and not against her.
I am not invisible here. I am seen and I can be my true self.
My gifts and talents are welcome and will be supported in this space.
People have hurt me, abandoned me, misunderstood me, and counted me out. I am NOT the version of me they have created. I am possibility itself.
Being a mother is not my only identity. I have hopes, dreams, aspirations and goals beyond my current circumstances.
I will inspire my children to reach their dreams as they watch me reach mine.
I am fearfully and wonderfully made for greatness.
We choose to gather as sisters.
We are not the stereotypes the world believes. In this space we are worthy. We are seen.
When we leave this place, we will be changed. We do not have to fall back into destructive patterns and routines.
In this space, my freedom is tied to the freedom of my sisters.
Together we become free.
We are not damaged goods, we are a powerful source of support for one another.
We do not invite or cause drama. We lift our sisters up.
We sharpen one another, as iron sharpens iron.
We are REVIVE.
What Our Moms & Volunteers Say
a Step by Step support group leader
I came to SBS unsure of what to expect and now I’m seeing the difference SBS makes in the lives of these young women and their children.
a Step by Step mentor
Once I met my mentee, some of the fears melted away when I realized the goal was simple--all I have to do is love her. These young moms... want to be truly seen and truly heard--they want to be known. All the pieces just sort of began to fit as we settled into our relationship. Although we came from vastly different backgrounds, we found we had several things in common, and it was so neat for us to discover that together. For us both to realize that our circumstances don't define us, and that we can do life together...even if our lives are very different.
a Step by Step mentor
Once I met my mentee, some of the fears melted away when I realized the goal was simple--all I have to do is love her. These young moms are thirsty for someone to care about them. They want to be truly seen and truly heard--they want to be known.
a Step by Step mentor
The thought you struggle with most as a mentor is, "I'm not good enough." Overcoming that feeling of not being worthy to come alongside someone and be a positive, Godly influence is certainly tough...but there is an incredible support system at Step By Step. They do a great job of empowering and encouraging volunteers.
a Step by Step mom
It means a lot. They honor me and my accomplishments. During rough times I had someone to talk to and people to call...even when I was crying. I have more confidence in myself. I am making better choices in my life than I did before. Even though I do worry, I pray a lot more than I used to. I have a relationship with Jesus now. I feel great about my future.
B. – a Step by Step mom
Step by Step empowered me by showing me that I am not alone that I can make friends and succeed in life that the skyis the limit and I can do whatever I set my mind on to do.
G. – a Step by Step mom
SBS is a great place to find a family of sisters who support your every move, give you great advice, look out for you, and help you get connected. It helps you get back to finding faith when it was lost and helps you move towards the goals you have set in life all surrounding you with loving and caring people who won't give up on you.
M. – a Step by Step mom
Since being with SBS, I have gotten my own apartment, an internship with Community Inspired Solutions, I am taking my GED classes, I got a raise at work, I am more attached to my daughter. I am learning to budget my money. And, I have healthier relationships.
K. – a Step by Step mom
I love that SBS was there for me when I was too afraid to turn to anyone else and helped me find the strength I needed to stand up for myself. Every meeting, I look forward to all of the love, support, and guidance I receive. They showed me overwhelming support after my daughter was born at 30 weeks - it's as if having a second family to lean on.