Our mission is creating community with no ‘us and them’. We do this by breaking down the barriers of judgement and providing a safe place where people from all walks of life are welcome.
We are proud to have been providing unconditional love, care and support for people on and around the streets since 1964.
Our door is open 7 days a week for all of our neighbours regardless of their circumstances. Through opportunities to connect, we see moments of transformation can and do happen, and they move people towards health and healing.What We Do
This year, Wayside Chapel will host two free Christmas celebrations, providing love and support for Sydney’s homeless community on Christmas Day. Join us at our Christmas Day Lunch and Street Party as we shut down Hughes Street, Potts Point for our largest community celebration of the year, including Christmas service and street choir followed by Christmas lunch served with all the trimmings, music, visit from Santa, a jumping castle, kid’s activities, and dancing on the street.
Plus, for the first time, we are extending our festive celebrations to Bondi Beach with a Christmas Day BBQ and live entertainment at Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club. Both events are free and all are welcome to come along and join in the festivities. More info and full program at https://www.waysidechapel.org.au/christmas/
For any further details, feel free to call us at 9581 9100 or [email protected]Check out our Weekly Planner here
Relieve the Monday blues with a fun weekly game of Bingo! Put on by our fabulous Twilight team, it’s great fun with our community. Stick around afterwards for our weekly movie night.
Bingo: Monday 5pm – 7:30pm
Cafe – Wayside Chapel Kings Cross, 29 Hughes St Potts Point
Come along to our Community Lunch, every Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm! The atmosphere is electric, as corporates, staff, volunteers and visitors sit side by side, and enjoy delicious food, festivities and prizes. It’s the best part of the day!
Community Lunch: Every Tuesday & Thursday 1pm
Community Hall – Wayside Chapel Kings Cross, 29 Hughes St, Potts Point
Have a green thumb? Join our gardening activity on Thursday’s from 3pm-4pm, and get your hands dirty with our awesome Community Gardener Jon.
Gardening: Thursday 3pm – 4pm
Rooftop Garden – Wayside Kings Cross, 29 Hughes St Potts Point
At the front desks, visitors find assistance with basic needs including showers, clothing, information and phone calls. Our support workers and care coordinators also assist with applications, referrals linking visitors to agencies for housing, health, legal and financial support. They also facilitate in-reach clinics and service hubs.
Our Youth Program operates as a drop-in youth space, and provides care coordination and an activity program for people aged 14-24. A regular evening outreach program is also operated in nearby neighbourhoods.
The Day to Day Living Program (D2DL) is a structured activity and care coordination program. It is designed to offer support for people with severe and persistent mental health issues. It teaches living and recreational activities in a fun and supportive community environment.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community are reconnected through culturally sensitive engagement and appropriate activities and programs. Our community is supported through care coordination and advocacy leading to more positive journeys.