Kennards House, a new residential facility for homeless teenagers, was recently opened by NSW Minister for Family and Community Services, Pru Goward.
Developed to provide medium to long term residential services for young adults, the Kennards Stepping Stone House has no religious or political connections, receives no permanent government funding and is entirely dependent on the generosity of community members and volunteers.
This is the 2nd project completed by the community-based charity, Stepping Stone House, and results from funding provided by Kennards Hire with its construction hire equipment and the Kennard family, and labour donated by building company Total Construction.
A number of other sub-contractors and building materials suppliers also helped with the extensive renovation of a dilapidated Federation house in Sydney’s inner-western suburbs.
Ms Pru Goward says the project was a great example of the “will, passion and innovation the non-government sector could provide to deal with a major societal problem. Child protection is not just the business of government, it is the business of the community."
Kennards Hire Group director, Angus Kennard says; “We believe we can make a difference to the lives of a lot of kids by helping to provide them with a safe, family-style environment while they develop the tools they need to make a decent life.”
More information on construction equipment hire and Kennards House project is available from Kennards Hire .