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Wesley Youth Hope

Welcome to Wesley Youth Hope

Welcome to Wesley Youth Hope

Origins

Wesley Youth Hope is an early intervention program that works alongside young people and their families where there is an identified issue of risk that is impacting a child or young person’s safety, welfare or wellbeing. The program is designed to support families to stay together—to prevent the escalation of concerns for children and young people transitioning into the statutory child protection domain.

Launched in 2014, Wesley Youth Hope is a Government funded program for children between the ages of nine and 15 which Wesley Mission operates. The program is a natural extension of our Wesley Brighter Futures program, a cutting-edge early intervention program that is also designed to support families to stay together and address and resolve concerns for children whose safety, welfare or wellbeing are at risk. Wesley Brighter Futures is for families with children from birth to eight years old.

Wesley Mission has a wealth of experience in working with children and their families, looking out for young people and providing services tailored to their particular needs. Key features of our work are valuing and respecting young people, providing them with places to socialise and being there for them as they face the challenges of going through adolescence and becoming an adult.

Over the years our youth work was broadened in scope to encompass services such as counselling, accommodation, homeless services, employment training, adventure camps, church youth groups, community outreach programs and early intervention programs. Our services are constantly evolving to accommodate cultural shifts and expectations in the youth sector.

Fast facts

Fast Facts Wesely Youth HopeIn 2014/15, Wesley Family Centres helped 3,973 families, and Wesley Youth Hope supported 200 young people, in the previous year they supported 55 young people.

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, delivering out of school hours 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 is committed to positively impacting the perpetual cycle of disadvantage that children and families may experience.