Our mission - Stepping Stone House

Stepping Stone House provides a safe place for children and young people at risk or experiencing homelessness so they can begin to heal, build resilience, create connections and become the very best they can be.

Many of our young people have experienced domestic violence, sexual and emotional abuse, alcoholism and drug addiction. Around 30% of our young people have been forced to leave home because of their sexuality.

To support young people facing these difficult situations, long-term shelter and support programs are critical.

That’s why Stepping Stone House is a dedicated community, providing long-term accommodation and support for young people aged 12 – 24 years old.

We aim to

Foster independence and individuality.

We empower young people to become emotionally and financially independent, through a holistic development framework that teaches life skills.

Build strong, long-lasting relationships.

We believe in developing strong relationships and long-term individual growth. We work together to provide the best possible learning outcomes for vulnerable youth.

Maximise individual potential.

We help young people realise their potential, build happier, healthier relationships with others, and become more involved in their local communities.

Empower, motivate and inspire.

We ensure the best possible outcomes for our young people, through our results-driven approach and a strong focus on adventure education.

Support with integrity, professionalism and mutual respect.

We’re honest, accountable and transparent in all of our work and relationships. We’re a trusted and dedicated family.

Achieve the highest levels of recognition.

We are accredited to the highest standard and have been acknowledged for our exceptional outcomes as the winner of the service excellence award by the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies.

Sustainable Development Goals

Stepping Stone House supports the ambitious vision of the United Nation’s Development Programme and is proud to align with the aims and objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals. Through our unique and holistic model of care, which includes long-term accommodation and intensive personal development programs, our organisation pledges to “Leave No One Behind”, and create a brighter future for young people who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.

The UNDP Sustainable Development Goals represent a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. Over a three-year period, Monash University has refined its global focus, and proposed a series of development goals and targets – specifically for Australia.

Stepping Stone House is proud to be part of this global effort to fulfil the ambitious vision of the UNDP and Monash University.

To find out more about the how the Stepping Stone House fulfils the aims and objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals, please read our Annual Social Impact Report here.

Our Vision