South Africa

STEPPING STONES COUNSELING GROUP

Stepping stones counseling group, is a Non profit organisation who serve the community of the Greater Oudtshoorn and surrounding areas. The organisation main focus is substance abuse awareness and counseling.
Stepping stones are at its baby steps as a NPO, but have a lot of success stories, other services we offer to the oudtshoorn community is life skill coaching, temporary need relief.

Please list links to your Website and Social Media Platforms here: 

https://www.facebook.com/stepingstonescg/?ref=bookmark

Describe in detail what your Organisation does: 

Stepping Stones Counseling Group, is a NPO who mainly focus on substance abuse counseling and rehabilitation…
we provide temporary need relief to families where a need may arise.

How long has your Organisation been operational? 

Stepping Stones Counseling Group, is two years operational, but only registered 9 months as a NPO.

In your opinion, what has been the most challenging aspect of running your Organisation? 

The most challenging aspect to run the organisation, where the time we as the management team and volunteers had to pay out of our own pockets everything that our clients need to go to rehabilitation.

Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words: 

Movement, creation, sustainability.

Do you collaborate with other Causes? If yes, would you like to mention them? 

No
If you had one Organisation wish, what would it be? 

That stepping stones counseling group want to open offices in all 9 provinces

In your opinion, which skills do Nonprofits in your Country lack? 

Management skills
Financial skills

Looking back at your Cause Journey, what advice would you give a newbie Organisation? 

First volunteer at a NPO to learn what the function of a organisation is.
seek advise.
NPO organisations are not a getting rich scheme.

If you could change one thing about the Nonprofit Landscape, what would it be? 

To change the competition between organisations to work together.

Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links: 

I am proud of the achievements we as a organisation made, when some of our clients get sober without going to a rehab.

Last question, if your friends had to describe your Organisation in three words, which would they use? 

passion, commitment, development.

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