Residential Services/Stepping Stones


Our Program

Stepping Stones provides a structured therapeutic environment to adolescent boys and girls who meet standards for residential care. We utilize traditional psychotherapy; however, we also take advanage of other forms of treatment such as art therapy and experiential theraphy when appropiate. We also foster growth by exposing children to new and stimulating experiences within the community.


We are a licensed community based group home, crisis, and emergency based shelter for troubled youth between 12 and 18 years of age. Our goal is to provide a safe and structured environment helping adolescents function in a positive and productive manner. We are an un-locked facility. We look to serve youth that can function in a home-like environment and attend local schools within the community.


Youth Served

We help boys and girls who are facing situations but not limited to the list below.


  • Problems at home
  • Emotional stress
  • Runaway or homeless situations
  • Depression
  • Social adjustment
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Anger management issues
  • Anxiety issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Emotional/physical abuse or abandonment

We provide:

  • On-site clinical care including, Individual, Group, and Family Therapy
  • A trained and caring staff
  • Psychiatric services and medication management
  • On-site assessments to determine the best level of care
  • Each child is assigned a case worker and a therapist
  • Monthly Treatment Team Meetings
  • Nutriitional meals and regular exercise
  • Recreational, Social and Educational activities
  • Access to cultural and spiritual needs




Boys Stepping Stones

880 E. Idaho

Las Cruces, NM 88001

Phone: (575) 523-0572

Fax: (575) 527-4287

Attn: Dart Finch

Ruben Sanchez


Girls Stepping Stones

2211 N. Valley Dr.

Las Cruces, NM 88011

Phone: (575) 524-7711

Fax: (575) 527-4457

Attn: Sharon Tariol

Jared Frietze