Stepping Stone House works to break the cycle of homelessness by developing the self-esteem, emotional resilience, self-confidence and good health of children and young people aged 12-24 years old. Development is achieved through a combination of outdoor adventure education, counselling, careers and employment coaching, education and a growing list of 809 life skills.
The SSH model is unique in that young people will often stay for years at the homes, giving them a sense of permanency and belonging as well as the time necessary to undo the impact of trauma on their young lives.
SSH are building a school outreach program which works with local schools to identify at risk young people in our two surrounding Local Government Areas. This program will allow SSH to extend their support to a greater number of young people and proactively identify individuals who are at risk and may need further provision from SSH programs.
With this program, SSH will ensure that the young people are engaged in early intervention, proactively supporting them to prevent them from becoming homeless.
Waratah Education Foundation supported the School Outreach program