If not treated, childhood trauma will affect an individual’s ability to live a stable life in adulthood. This Christmas you can give the gift of a happy Christmas, and a life without suffering.
The key to success in many Wesley Mission programs is early intervention. It’s a commonly used phrase but when combined with ongoing support, it’s a technique that has great effect.
This technique is the cornerstone of Wesley Child & Family Services.
Haydn is 17, brimming with confidence, studying for his Higher School Certificate (HSC) and a wonderful example of the gift of new life you can give through Wesley Child & Family Services.
Haydn’s smiling face makes you believe the pain of his childhood is just a distant memory but don't be fooled, Haydn didn't simply 'get over it'. A five-year-old child doesn't know how to recover when their Father disowns them or how to react when their second chance at a positive role model and step-father does the same thing years later. It was then that Wesley Mission stepped in, saving Haydn from a lifetime of trauma.
For Haydn, help was a young male Wesley Mission counsellor, someone he could relate to. For other children and families, help may be ongoing playgroups, group therapy, or a combination of behaviour management and parenting workshops. Wesley Mission provides all of these and more but we cannot do this without your help.
Your gifts in action
For just $15, parents can be empowered through wisdom at a parent education session.
$25 provides breakfast for five children who would otherwise go to school hungry.
$50 can provide a set of 10 nursery rhyme books to help kids improve their literacy skills.
$100 for one parent to attend Wesley Mission’s ‘1-2-3 Magic’ parenting course.
$200 can establish playgroups for toddlers and families in hardship.
Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible. You will be mailed a tax receipt and you may claim income tax deductions for your donation to Wesley Mission.
Your donation makes a difference. Please donate now using our secure online form.
OR, you can make a donation by:
(cheque made out to 'Wesley Mission')
PO Box A270,
SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235
Or by phone:
1800 021 821 (free call)
Wesley Mission is part of the Uniting Church of Australia