Some people are fortunate to have supportive families, friends and neighbours to help them navigate through difficult times; for those that don’t, there’s Wayside Chapel. Here are just a few of their stories.

Allan's Story

Allan first came to Wayside at just 14 years old. Here is his story.

Andrew's Story

Andrew has lived a rough life with lots of ups and downs. He likes to look at things with humour and positivity. But it wasn’t always that way.

Giving Back

Josh has experienced homelessness on-and-off since he was 18 years old. After his dad died while Josh was still in his teens, he couldn’t come to terms with it.

A Story of Hope

Josh first became homeless when he was just 13 years old, due to an unsafe, and unhappy home life. This is his story of hope.

Jimbo's Story

In December 2018, one of our beloved visitors Jimbo passed away. This is his story.

The Real Me

Bec’s journey has touched many people across her life, but it was only recently where she was ready to truly open up about her story.

Big Dale's Big Break

Dale has been homeless since the age of 16, travelling up and down the east coast of Australia for what seems like forever.

Life's A Beach

In December 2016, James* had an amazing life. Little did he know, the beach would soon become his home in a more literal sense, in only a matter of weeks.

Navigating through

Jeremy* may not have a ‘belly button’ family but he has found a sense of belonging at Wayside. This is his story…

A very Wayside celebration

Wayside has celebrated some huge achievements recently for Chris and Esther, two visitors in our Aboriginal Program.