Why support us?
Step Forward is an independent charity working with children and young people aged 11-25, based in Bethnal Green, London. The aim of Step Forward is to support and empower young people to reach their full potential. We aim to improve the quality of the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in and around Tower Hamlets. We do this by offering free, independent and confidential information, advice, counselling and personal development activities. We provide a unique range of services under one roof many of which are not available elsewhere.
Each year Step Forward works with an average of over 1,500 young people, offering services as diverse as counselling for sexual abuse to working with young people to improve their ability to manage their own finances. Our greatest concern is that when children and young people in crisis come to us for advice, understanding and help, that we might not have the resources to deal with them and they may not find courage to seek help again.
Step Forward is an independent charity and each year we need to raise over £270,000 just to maintain our free and confidential services at their current levels. To meet our goal of continuing to provide vital services to every child or young person who needs us, we need all the help we can get. Every penny helps.