Thanks to our generous supporters, the refurbishment of our Wesley Edward Eagar Centre crisis accommodation is now complete. The service re-opened just as a COVID-19 outbreak spread across Sydney. Within days, the 40 rooms were filled with men and women experiencing homelessness.
The centre features lockable private rooms, each with an ensuite and storage, communicating a sense of dignity and worth. A dedicated space for women provides an area where they can feel safe, as many have survived family and/or sexual violence. People can also access a range of support on-site provided by Wesley Mission and our partners, helping them break the cycle of homelessness.
The bright, modern restoration has created a warm and welcoming atmosphere. One gentleman cried with gratitude because, as he said, “I never thought I would have the chance to sleep in a place so nice again.”
Says Rob Seaton, Operations Manager of our homeless services, “If people can feel their shoulders relax and their eyes raised and their spirits lifted, then we are off to a good start.”
Thank you for supporting our Wesley Edward Eagar Centre Appeal, giving hope and transforming lives.