For young people living in out of home care, contemplating the future can be unsettling and challenging without the support structures often available to their more advantaged peers.
Wesley Take Charge of Your Life was developed in partnership with The Rotary Club of Sydney to fill a gap that currently exists to assist these young people transition successfully from living in out of home care to living independently by providing them with the right support, and helping them to develop the skills and confidence they need to make this major change in their life.
Through this program, current and former clients of Wesley Mission aged 15 to 25 years who are about to leave or have left Wesley Out of Home Care can access services such as mentoring, further education, accommodation support, employment opportunities and assistance with managing life issues, substance abuse and developing life skills such as managing finances. In this way, they can truly ‘Take Charge of Their Life’ and work towards a happy and rewarding future.
Wesley Take Charge of Your Life is a 12 pilot program that will be fully funded so these young people can participate in the program at no cost to them.