InStepp Inc. is a community-based, tax-exempt, charitable organization located in Durham, North Carolina. Our agency provides services to women who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, immigrant women, and women who are justice-involved. Since we became a direct service provider in 2007, we have helped over 3000 women who have major economic and individual challenges to self-sufficiency get back on the road to economic independence by providing individualized employment counseling, job placement assistance, employability skills training, referrals and linkages to existing community services (e.g., health education, mental health counseling, alcohol and drug addiction treatment), financial literacy training, mentoring support, and life skills training workshops. Our average duration of follow-up for each client is one year.
InStepp also advocates for public policy changes that will improve the quality of life of the women we serve within the Triangle area community. This is accomplished through participation in coalitions and grassroots organizing and messaging campaigns aimed at educating and engaging the public around issues that impact the quality of life of our target client populations.
To create a vibrant community by empowering women with major economic and individual challenges to self-sufficiency to succeed personally and professionally through innovative gender-responsive programs.
InStepp aspires to become a community and state-wide leader in improving the quality of life of women who have major economic and individual challenges to self-sufficiency.
- Serve with Integrity — Act fairly and consistently; conduct business in a way that is honest, transparent and ethical; honor commitments and ensure our efforts in the workplace are truly focused on client benefit
- Deliver with Excellence — Show the world that we are not only pursuing something important, but that we are doing it well
- Honesty — Practice open, complete and effective communication with clients and co-workers; Say what you mean and do what you say
- Teamwork — “One Team” mindset; Encourage and value challenge and different points of view; discuss appropriately and then unite behind decisions made; look for synergies of complementary skills