Stepping Stone House Australia
Stepping Stone House provides a safe place for children and young people, aged 12-24 years, who are at risk of homelessness. Many of the young people supported by Stepping Stone House have experienced domestic violence, sexual and emotional abuse, alcoholism and drug addiction. Around 30% of them have been forced to leave home because of their sexuality. Through their unique ‘Stepping Stones to Independence’ model, the organisation helps young people develop important life skills, realise their potential, and become independent young adults. With QBE Foundation’s support, Stepping Stone House has developed an e-learning resource to teach basic financial skills to vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. After the pilot, it will be rolled out to all homeless refuges and out-of-home care providers across Australia.