At The Wayside Chapel we’re not interested in fixing people; we’re interested in being there when people need us.
Those we help are often at their lowest point, with a perception that they are all alone in the world. They may be people who have burned all their bridges – who have no contact with former friends or extended family.
The people who turn up at the Wayside are not always easy people. Some have had such appalling experiences that their opinion of their fellow humans is at an all-time low. Many live on the streets or in circumstances that are far from safe. Some have mental illness, addictions, or vices they have become dependent on. Others are ready to turn their lives around and all it takes is a kind word and a sympathetic ear for them to ask, ‘Where do I start?’
The Wayside Chapel values every one of these people, and judges no one.
Everyone is worth our time. Each person deserves to be loved.
Wayside is a place where people who feel they have nothing left to live for can find a community. And when they are ready to move forward, someone who cares to walk alongside them.
Wayside is swamped with people who have exhausted all their options and literally have nowhere to go and no one to turn to. We need your help to keep our doors and our hearts open to the most vulnerable people in our community.