As you can see, our young people are achieving fantastic results when compared to youth in other homeless refuges or in foster or residential care. So it was surprising therefore to receive news that our NSW FACS funding will not be renewed for 4 of our young people.
So we have created a revised plan for the 2018 financial year which will help fill the gap, caused through the lack of FACS funding, by reducing staffing costs and by increasing donations and fundraising.
SSH will not compromise the standard of care for our children and young people. The private sector support is and has been the lifeblood of SSH. Now we need you to continue that support through this transition. If you can give something more this year, it will go towards maintaining the level of care for those who stay with us without funding so they can become the best they can be just like Megan. Please click here to make a tax deductible donate
Read how Stepping Stone Supporter & 2017 Sleep Under the Stars Committee member Ray Sykes Account Manager from Macquarie Finance and his wife Di went to the highest level yet for Stepping Stone House.
Ray and Di recently returned from their extraordinary 28 day Himalayan trip with some outstanding results.
Get ready for the clash of the Gold and Black….. Wallabies vs the All Blacks and supporting Stepping Stone House by attending our “warm up rugby dinner” 6pm – 9.30pm Thursday 17 August.
Have our MC Justin ‘Sambo’ Sampson TV Rugby Presenter & personality entertain you with our guest speakers Former Wallabies Brendan Cannon and a *surprise guest* for pre Bledisloe banter and entertainment at the exclusive Union, University and Schools Club, Bent Street Sydney CBD. A club that is known for its culinary, cultural and sporting activities will host our evening in the lead up to the Bledisloe weekend.
Please support our event and youth
Individual tickets: $150 and tables of 10 for $1,400
Earlybird: **Be in quick! Limited number available**
Individual tickets $140 and tables of 10 $1,300
Includes a sit down three course dinner and beverages, entertainment and a chance to win some unique rugby experiences including tickets to the Hong Kong Sevens, and more!
Click here to reserve your seat or book your table
Our third Sleep Under the Stars event is going to be bigger and better than ever. We plan to raise $225,000 to provide accommodation and development for 8 Stepping Stone House young people for a whole year so please register at https://www.sleepunderthestars.com.au and come and join in the FUN on Friday 27 October 2017.
We are fortunate to be granted rare permission to hold our Sleep Under the Stars event under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge overlooking the stunning Sydney Harbour and Opera House.
A sleep out for the whole team and family to get behind a much-needed solution to help homeless and at risk youth build a better future. Increase the awareness of homelessness in your organisation and or family.
An opportunity to team build literally! Get your teams together to register and build your shelter construction. Let you skills shine by being as simple or as creative as you or your team like. Prizes for best shelter design, highest individual and highest team fundraised.
Family experience. Let your children appreciate what they have in a safe and secure home while experiencing a unique sleep out experience waking up to one of the world’s best views.
Toast marshmallows over fire pits while listening to live music under the harbour bridge, sip soup from the soup kitchen, enjoy games and prizes.
Photo needed of the ‘atmosphere’ or montage of different photos night time fire pits the shelters – kennards making bacon and eggs
We would like to congratulate Megan* who is an amazing young woman who has officially graduated from SSH, after being with us for over 18 months. In the time that she has been with our little family, she has achieved accolades of skills, including:
- Main speaker at 2016 Sleep Under the Stars.
- Completed TAFE qualification in Events Management.
- Passed driving test thanks to the ‘Drive to Freedom’ program.
- Active participant in adventure education programs, including summiting Mt Kosciusko, camping in zero degrees celsius, swimming in waterfalls and learning to ski.
- Is setting up her own Events Management company and has her first event coming up.
- Addressed the emotional challenges she had prior to coming to SSH.
- Learnt over 100 life skills.
- Moved into private rental accommodation.
We wish this inspiring young person the best of luck and can’t wait to hear about her future endeavours!
* Name changed to protect her identity