For over 200 years Wesley Mission’s commitment to its Christian faith has guided us to support and advocate for the most vulnerable members of our society.
We’ve pioneered a diverse range of services that address the needs of the whole person, not just their current challenges.
Thanks to more than 1,900 staff, nearly 4,000 volunteers and many supporters—in addition to strong Federal and NSW Government partnerships—these services now cater to a broad spectrum of the community, from children, youth, and families, to older people and carers, to anyone struggling with financial or domestic challenges, homelessness, addiction or mental health issues.
‘Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.’
Our vision statement has been variously attributed to some of the early followers of John Wesley and has often been called John Wesley’s Rule. For Wesley Mission, this statement grounds us in our Methodist roots and reminds us that we stand in a long line of those who have been driven to do all the good they can over the centuries. It also provides us with something to aspire to, a goal to reach that propels us into the future with hope and certainty.
As an organisation that works across all sectors of the community providing a myriad of services, this vision statement captures the encompassing care that Wesley Mission provides. Each and every day we are on the lookout for how we can do good in the community, seeking out those who others may have forgotten and working with them for the long haul considering all of their needs. And we will continue doing this for as long as ever we can.
Our vision statement calls us to be an organisation with several traits.
Throughout our history we have been unafraid of trying new things and taking different approaches as we strive to do all the good we can. We have initiated imaginative ways to care for older people and families in need and developed fresh approaches to mental health care, homelessness, youth mentoring, counselling services and suicide prevention. And we embrace innovation without losing sight of our clear foundations, driven by our Christian faith and the message and example of Jesus Christ.
As a community committed to care for all the people we can, Wesley Mission is convinced of the need for social inclusion. In all we do we endeavour to address the main drivers of social exclusion: poverty, unemployment, poor educational outcomes, poor health and wellbeing, lack of access to social support, discrimination and exclusion from services. We are driven by a Christian worldview that seeks to create healthy relationships and we take approaches that build on the strengths of people and communities.
We aim to keep carrying on the good work we are doing for as long as we can and in order to do this, we have to use resources wisely, spend carefully and ensure that longevity is intrinsically built into the framework of our programs and services. We have developed flexible services that extend their reach into every aspect of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual care for every person.