Wesley Mission Victoria was founded in 1893 in response to the severe economic depression and associated inner city poverty of the time. Wesley soon came to be known for the quality services it developed and also for its outspoken advocacy for social reform. Such advocacy was aimed at challenging the social systems that oppressed and devalued those in the community who were disadvantaged.
Today, Wesley's services include those that seek to prevent homelessness, provide housing and community access for people with disabilites, seek employment opportunities for long term disadvantaged, support young people in out-of-home and residential care, support and counsel people in crisis through the Lifeline Melbourne 24 hour telephone counselling service, and provide housing and support for older Victorians. And you can be sure, Wesley will continue to advocate and work for a more just, compassionate and inclusive society.