Online Fundraising

Tonight up to 44,000 young Australians will be experiencing homelessness.

A new beginning can start with you.

Young people aged 0-25 make up one third of all homeless people in Australia.

Boys and girls are ending up on the streets to escape situations of domestic and family violence, abuse and neglect. These critical years of childhood and adolescence should be spent pursuing education and employment, not spent in desperation and fear.

These are the years that define a life. At Stepping Stone House, young people can find the security and stability they need to take control of their lives and build a brighter future.


Help provide a safe and nurturing home for young Australians at risk.

For 30 years, Stepping Stone House has provided safety, education and care for vulnerable young people aged 12-24.

Unlike short-term shelters, we support young people from adolescence through to adulthood and beyond. We are truly in it for the long haul.

With the help of our kind supporters, we have helped more than 450 young people to become self-sufficient and educated young adults.

Through educational development, adventure programs, community volunteering, mentoring and counselling, we equip young people with the self-care and life skills they need to become independent and the very best they can be.

Stories to motivate you

Meet Daniel

At 16, Daniel was kicked out of home and spent a month on the streets of Sydney.

When he found Stepping Stone House, he found a safe home, support and life-long friends.

Meet Amanda

“I would either have been in jail or dead if it had not been for Stepping Stone House.” Amanda was homeless at the age of 12, but thanks to Stepping Stone House, she has built a healthy, happy life and now has two children of her own.

Meet Megan

“It was all very new to me, having people that cared for me, mentally physically and emotionally. Making sure I was working or studying, and most importantly ensuring I was happy and safe.

Stepping Stone House helped me develop my self-esteem, resilience and self-confidence. It“s given me opportunities beyond my wildest dreams.” - Megan

Meet Shen

“While I was at Stepping Stone House I learned that I was worthy of care and support.

“Within those walls I found myself, I found strength and comfort and family unlike any I could have ever imagined up for myself... within those walls surrounded by a rag tag motley crew of other young people who knew just by being near each other that we were safe now, we were going to be okay?ere was a tomorrow.” - Shen


You can be a star in the darkness.

Sleep Under the Stars raises money to fund Stepping Stone House services for disadvantaged young people.

By taking part in Sleep Under the Stars, you? helping 17 youth stay at Stepping Stone House for a whole year. You’ll help provide shelter, care and support - and a pathway out of homelessness.


It only takes one star to light the darkness. You.