History of Stepping Out, Inc.

New Programs for Women

Stepping Out creates new programs and classes to assist women.

Becomes Stepping Out, Inc.

Stepping Out Ministries becomes Stepping Out, Inc.

Children and Youth Programs Begin

Begins offering children and youth programs.

Patrice Puglise’s Autobiography Released
Patrice Puglise’s Autobiography Released

Patrice Puglise’s autobiography is released “I’m Stepping Out …From Darkness into the Light…)

The A.P.T. Company Begins Weekly Classes

Heaven’s Helpers changes name to The A.P.T. Company and classes are held once a week.

The A.P.T. Company Expands

The A.P.T. Company enters into Greene County and Jefferson County.

The A.P.T. Company Includes Men

Allows men to attend The A.P.T. Company for the first time.

Accepted by United Way

Stepping Out is accepted as a United Way agency.

Receives Award from N.A.H.R.O.

Stepping Out receives award from N.A.H.R.O. for innovative programming for housing residents.

Stepping Stones for Kids Presented to Tennessee State Legislature

Stepping Stones for kids presented to Tennessee State Legislature for the uniqueness of using peer-to-peer mentoring.

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