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this winter.

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"It's somewhere you can come and connect. They care about you. Wayside Chapel becomes your family."

During what can be the toughest days of your life, Wayside Chapel will always be there.

It is a constant when everything else is in flux; a safe space where you can visit any day of the week and be met with smiling faces within seconds after arriving. An environment where you are surrounded by love and a community with no judgement. A place where support is always available.

This winter, help us continue to be a place where people from all walks of life can always feel safe, supported and welcome.

We need your support to make sure our community can stay connected, warm and dry this winter.

At Wayside Chapel, everyone is a person to be met, not a problem to be solved.

We provide a variety of support services that everyone can access on a daily basis. From necessities like shower and toilet facilities, food and clean clothing, to housing support and medical referrals, our frontline workers are always there to provide wrap-around support that people need. Plus, we provide a space where everyone is welcome and can meet others, flourishing a sense of community and connection.

Please, make a donation to Wayside Chapel today. Donate here.

Because even the smallest gestures can make a big difference to our community.

What does your donation do?

You help keep our ongoing support services running to over 150 people each day.

You help provide over 750 meals a week to people looking for an affordable meal at our community cafe.

You help deliver over 1,150 instances of care coordination a month, such as emergency housing, Centrelink, medical referrals and legal support.

*Statistics relate to the period January-March 2022

"Wayside Chapel never turned me away."

- Lisa, visitor to Wayside Chapel for over 15 years

Lisa had been sleeping rough for many years before she arrived at Wayside Chapel. She didn't have much with her.

Due to previous traumas, she struggled with mental health issues and drug addiction. Despite the challenges life threw her way, Lisa never gave up.

From food and clean clothing to emergency housing and medical assistance, Wayside was the safe space where Lisa could seek refuge when she had nowhere else to go.

During her toughest days, Lisa felt hopeless and alone. But she knew, there would be someone who would listen to her and get her back on track.

Fast forward to today, Lisa is two years clean and happier than ever. Wayside supported her in finding long-term, stable housing which gave her the security and safety net she never had.

Your support will mean more people like Lisa can have somewhere they can turn to when there is no where else to go.

We'll always be there to deliver love and connection.

As a frontline organisation, Wayside Chapel plays an essential part in providing unconditional love, care and support for some of Sydney's most vulnerable people, including those who are experiencing homelessness and disadvantage, and who are already facing physical and mental health challenges.

We pride ourselves on creating community with no 'us and them'.

To read more about the critical support we provide for the community, please click here.

Community Cafes

Our community cafes provide a wide variety of affordable, low-cost meals and beverages in a relaxed and friendly environment, while providing dignity of meal choice. Anyone can come for a meal, a coffee, or to spend time together.

Wrap-Around Care

Our frontline teams are available every day to provide personalised support and care coordination needed to begin a journey towards healing. This can include, medical referrals, legal support, housing support and emotional support.

Connection

There are areas at our community service centres in Kings Cross and Bondi which provide a safe, welcoming environment for people to connect with each other, have a laugh, enjoy the company of others - or compete over a game of chess!

All donations to Wayside Chapel over $2 are tax-deductible.

If you make a donation before 30 June 2022, you will receive a tax-deductible receipt for this financial year (July 2021-June 2022).