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Wesley Family Centre

Welcome to Wesley Family Centre

Welcome to Wesley Family Centre

Origins

Wesley Mission provides a range of services for children, young people and families. Wesley Family Centres were established out of the recognition that the best way to care for children was to work with the whole family.

Wesley provides a range of services for children, young people and families.

Wesley Family Centre Penrith was established in 1986, followed by Wesley Family Centre The Hills in 1988, Wesley Family Centre Quakers Hill in 1990 and Wesley Family Centre Riverstone in 2003. Over the years Wesley Family Centres have devolved and relocated, changed their names, and expanded to include those on the Central Coast. These types of services have also adapted and developed to offer what they are today: an extensive range of early intervention and support services.

Today each Wesley Family Centre offers tailored programs that are relevant for the local communities in which they operate. Specialist programs have been developed for vulnerable families from various cultures offering multicultural support and educational groups.

Fast facts

Fast Facts Wesley Family

In 2014/15, Wesley Family services facilitated 40,657 out of school hours care attendances, Wesley Family Centres helped 3,973 families, a 28 per cent increase on the previous year, and 100 per cent of new Brighter Futures clients were in the high-risk category.

Find out more in the 2015 Annual Report: Strength. Spirit. Hope.

Commitment to care

Wesley Mission has reached out to families and children since 1893 when we opened our first home for abandoned children, Waverley House, in Woolloomooloo.

Since then we have pioneered a broad range of services for children and families to help them in whatever circumstances they are in.

Wesley Mission is committed to:

  • offering struggling families support through counselling, mediation, financial and legal support and crisis accommodation
  • building strong and resilient families by teaching parenting skills, providing child development programs, Out of Hours School Care and offering early intervention work
  • helping vulnerable children and young people thrive and reach their potential through foster care, mentoring and holiday camps
  • connecting with teenagers through a range of support services in the areas of substance abuse, employment, life issues and accommodation.


Wesley Mission is dedicated to strengthening families and putting an end to the perpetual cycle of disadvantage that children and families may experience.