Our work

Established in 1989, Stepping Stone House is an award-winning organisation that provides accommodation and personal development to help homeless and at-risk youth become independent and the very best they can be.
This profit for-purpose charity develops the self-esteem, emotional resilience, self-confidence and good health of children and young people aged 12 to 24 years old. This development is achieved through a combination of outdoor adventure education, counselling, careers and employment coaching, education and life skills.
Stepping Stone House are unique in that young people who live at the homes will often stay for years, thereby giving them a sense of permanency and the time necessary to undo the impact the trauma has had in their young lives.  The youth are generally referred to Stepping Stone House from all over Australia via Community Services, Juvenile Justice, crisis accommodation services and self-referred.
This unique model of care and fun-based approach that Stepping Stone House provide has seen over 500 children and young people graduate the SSH program with wonderful childhood memories and an improved overall well-being.

Our Vision

End youth homelessness in Australia.

Our Mission

Stepping Stone House is an award-winning organisation that provides accommodation and personal development to help homeless and at-risk youth become independent and the very best they can be.

Our Method

Our “stepping stones to independence”.

Care Framework

Stepping Stone House utilises the international evidence based Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) Framework to support our youth in a consistent and effective way.  The ARC Framework is a flexible, components-based intervention developed for children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma, along with their care giving systems.

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