A Snapshot of The Wayside Chapel
The Wayside Chapel provides love and support to people on and around the streets of Kings Cross.
The Wayside Chapel draws people out of social isolation and invites them into the healing place of community. People marginalised by homelessness, mental health issues and substance abuse can turn to Wayside for compassion, tolerance and support.
The Wayside Chapel community services centres in both Kings Cross and Bondi, youth space and outreach service, mental health program, twilight team, community cafe and our Aboriginal project are all designed to ensure the most disadvantaged members of our community have access to essential health, welfare, social and recreational services.
Each year, thousands of people visit Wayside for assistance in gaining equitable access to essential health, welfare and related services. In the last year alone, Wayside provided, amongst other services, 7,680 community meals, 6,776 changes of clothing, 14,100 hours of support to people with a long-term mental health issue, and 1,991 social and recreational activities for the whole community to participate in. People purchased over 86,100 low cost items in our café, there were 6,699 instances of support for youth at risk and 8,703 members of the community visited
LOVESWEATS & THE WAYSIDE CHAPEL
As one of our charity partners, Lovesweats works with Wayside to bring yoga to its community as part of the weekly Twilight Program. The aim of these classes is to give people in the Wayside community an opportunity to learn and practice the core principles of yoga and calm their mind while connecting with those around them. We believe that by teaming yoga with the other comprehensive support services and programs that Wayside delivers, we can help to have a big impact to the lives of people experiencing social isolation and disadvantage.
This is why we believe it's so important to support the services that The Wayside Chapel and other organisations in the sector deliver. We want to do this by donating 20% of the class fee from our team classes to support the programs of these organisations.
WANT TO DO MORE THAN YOGA WHEN YOU'RE DOING YOGA?
Sign your team up for a Lovesweats yoga class and select Wayside Chapel as the partner charity to which you would like 20% of the class fee to go.