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.