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 The Wayside Chapel. Here are just a few of their stories.

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…

Pull your socks up

When one of our much-loved visitors passed away recently, his loss was felt through every corner of Wayside. Former Wayside Community Educator Marcus Ross, tells us a story about Alby, the power of community and a pair of Manly football socks…

A very Wayside celebration

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

Trigga touching our hearts

We’ve got no shortage of characters at The Wayside Chapel, but few have touched our hearts quite like Trigga. Living at the intersection of love over hate, his experiences and dreams depict a man full of compassion, quiet reflection and ultimately, hope.

Give me a smile

As part of World Mental Health Day, we asked Karan James, a regular visitor to Wayside, to share her experience living with mental health issues.