About Us

Stepping Stones is a program that encourages participants to achieve their goals and learn new skills.

Services continue until the person feels they can do it independently.

All services reinforce education and making choices about where you live, how you live, your health, healthcare providers, and community participation based on your interests, including work opportunities.

Our Mission Statement

To give person-centered support to individuals with disabilities as they become independent with their goals.

You have the right to be supported with respect in a very person-centered way so that you make decisions on how, when, and where you get services. You should have the opportunity to pursue employment, be involved in your community, and have meaningful experiences in your life.

Our Philosophy Statement

We value our individual’s input on the services they need. It is and always will be their choice.

Our Core Values

Our History

Krista Maul and Nicole Hill, Co-Owners

Welcome to the K and C Stepping Stones Facebook page and website! We want to share a little about us and what we are all about. K and C Stepping Stones was started in 1998 and has served Greene, Christian, and Webster counties for over 20 years by providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities. K and C Stepping Stones delivers an array of services, including Residential, a Day Program, Personal Assistance, Community Networking, and Individualized Skills Development. We want to introduce to you Nicole Hill and Krista Maul, the agency owners with over 20 years of experience in this field.

Nicole Hill graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology with a Minor in Child and Family Studies. Nicole started providing direct care to persons with developmental disabilities in Iowa and eventually came to Springfield, Missouri, where she gained employment with Stepping Stones in 2007. She started as a Direct Care Support Professional, quickly moved up to House Manager, then Program Supervisor, a Director of Residential Services, then decided to invest herself in ownership in 2018. Nicole brings great experience and heart to this field and is involved in the agency’s everyday operations.  

Krista Maul graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Crime and Society with a Minor in Social Work. Krista started working as direct care staff at K and C Stepping Stones in 2000 and became a partial owner in 2002. She was in ownership for two years before deciding to leave Stepping Stones and gain employment with the Department of Mental Health. Krista worked at the Springfield Regional Office as a Service Coordinator and then in Provider Relations as a Vendor Services Coordinator for several years. In 2012, she returned to this great organization that is very compassionate about the individuals they serve to do quality assurance for the agency, then became a Co-Owner in 2018 alongside Nicole Hill. Krista is also incredibly involved in the day-to-day function of the agency.

If you want any information about the organization, don’t hesitate to contact our main office at 417-863-7007 or visit us at 2920 E. Pythian Springfield, MO 65802.