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Wesley Aunties & Uncles

Welcome to Wesley Aunties & Uncles

Welcome to Wesley Aunties & Uncles


The Aunties & Uncles program was founded in New South Wales in 1974 by visionary leader Rose White who launched the innovative mentoring program out of a passion to build a better life for disadvantaged children.

Although successfully serving thousands of vulnerable children through positive relationships with volunteer mentors, financial pressures increasingly placed the program at risk of closure and in 2010 Aunties & Uncles approached Wesley Mission to take over its operations.

From July 2010 the program joined our organisation, becoming Wesley Aunties & Uncles and continuing the valuable work among disadvantaged children and their families.

Fast facts

Wesley Foster Care

In 2014/15, Wesley Aunties & Uncles mentored 112 children, Wesley Dalmar provided 239,008 nights of foster care to 849 clients, and 7,252 visits organised by Wesley Foster Care Services helped children in care stay in touch with their birth families.

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 and 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 putting an end to the perpetual cycle of disadvantage that children and families may experience.

Wesley Mission’s values

Find out more about Wesley Mission’s values and core beliefs.

Vision and values