The Difference We Make

Making a transformational difference for life


At Stepping Stone House, we’re committed to transforming the lives of at-risk youth. Through our unique ‘Stepping Stones to Independence’ model, we help young people aged 12 – 24 to develop important life skills, realise their potential and become independent young adults.

We make a life-long difference by:

Providing medium to long-term accommodation and person-centred support and development, unlike short-term shelters.

Providing a mix of therapeutic care and outdoor adventure education as key support and development methods.

Delivering positive social and economic outcomes.

The Stepping Stone difference:

  • INSPIRE our youth to identify their PURPOSE
  • Medium to long term care versus short term refuge
  • The continuum of care from full residential through to full independence
  • A sense of family and home away from home across the programs
  • Development through outdoor adventure education
  • Learning 450 Life Skills
  • Creating lasting positive childhood memories
  • Graduation to either employment or tertiary education
  • Long term “after care” – we don’t stop at independence

We are passionate about:

  • Transforming the lives of homeless and at-risk young people.
  • Providing ongoing support, mentorship and rehabilitation.
  • Collaborative partnerships and working together.
  • Maximising individual potential and building active community engagement.

Our Outcomes:

We use our programmes to achieve key outcomes with our young
people, which are measureable and evidence based.


HUGE impact if the Stepping Stone House Model is implemented Australia wide

  • Homelessness would be halved from 39% to 19.5%
  • Hospitalisation would decrease from 29.2% to 19.2%
  • Education engagement would increase from 3.6% to 9%
  • Arrests would decrease from 16.3% to 10.4%
  • Drug and alcohol dependence would decrease from 15.8% to 2.5%

*Data taken from the Deloitte Homestretch report

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