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Stories of hope

Welcome to stories of hope

Welcome to stories of hope

The work of Wesley Mission takes us to places near and far and along the way we meet some extraordinary people. We consider it a privilege and an honour to journey with people through their darkest nights and their brightest days. Some of these people have the courage and grace to share their stories with us. These are some inspirational stories of hope.

Kate and Ben's story: New opportunities

Kate and Ben were some of the first students to enrol in the Indigenous Employment Program at Wesley Vocational Institute in Port Macquarie. Read about their determination and success in graduating from the program and securing employment.

Read Kate and Ben’s story

Mahla’s story: Building self esteem

Mahla is a 15 year old refugee whose horrific experiences in her old country were affecting her schoolwork, family life and ability to settle into Australia. Read Mahla’s story to find out how Wesley Mission supported Mahla to help her build her self esteem, stop self harming and expand her educational horizons.

Read Mahla’s story

Gerry’s story: A great achievement

When Gerry entered rehab in 2007, he had been unemployed and homeless for 14 years. Read Gerry’s story to find out how Wesley Mission supported Gerry to successfully find employment and build a new life for himself.

Read Gerry’s story

Todd’s story: A second chance through Wesley Retail

When Todd was assigned 200 hours of community service at Wesley Retail, he had no idea it was the start of a new career. Read Todd’s story to find out how Wesley Mission helped Todd to learn new skills and successfully secure a new job as a removalist.

Read Todd’s story

Ian and Paul's story: Wesley Supported Employment

Ian and Paul have both worked at Wesley Mission’s David Morgan Centre, which gives people with mild intellectual disabilities a meaningful place to work, for over 30 years. Watch the interview with Ian and Paul as they talk about their experience working here. 

Watch Ian and Paul’s story