Wesley Mission Brisbane Community Services
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We support more than 80,000 Queenslanders every year
With more than 80 community programs spread across Queensland, our Community Services support thousands of people from right across the community every year. The community service arm embodies a commitment to equip people in need with the skills to expand their life opportunities and be the change agents in their own life. We offer a wide range of practical programs which aim to encourage and empower those in need to make positive life choices.
Wesley Mission Brisbane runs a free community meal every Wednesday evening from 7pm at 136 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley. There is no booking required, all are welcome, contact 07 3031 3030.
Wesley mission Brisbane’s Emergency Relief Service operates five days a week and provides assistance and support to people experiencing financial crisis, hardship, homelessness, disadvantage or marginalisation. This includes: food parcels, No Interest Loans Scheme, baby bundles, counselling and workshops.
If you are in need of support please phone 07 3216 1579 or visit the centre at 316 St Paul's Terrace, Fortitude Valley.
Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm and 12:45pm to 3.30pm.
No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS)
NILS provides individuals and families on low incomes access to safe, fair and affordable credit. Loans can be up to $1,200 for essential goods and services including fridges, washing machines, furniture and educational needs.
To qualify for a NILS loan, you must:
• Have a health care or pension card or be on a low income,
• Have resided in your current premises for more than 3 months,
• Show a willingness and capacity to repay.
We are proud to be a fully accredited NILS provider through Good Shepherd Microfinance. With manageable repayments and a respectful assessment process, NILS works through a process of circular community credit. When a borrower makes a repayment to NILS, funds are then available to someone else in the community.
Youth and Family Support
Our youth and family services provide vital support to vulnerable families and at-risk youth in Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast. We help young mothers, youth disengaged from school, families who are at-risk of homelessness and minority groups such as people identifying as gay, lesbian or transgender.
For support in the Logan region download a brochure here or phone 07 3287 1290.
For support in the Gold Coast region download a fact sheet here or phone 07 5569 1800.
Our disability services offer people living with a disability a range of practical support options to help them achieve independence and live a meaningful life. Our services include supported accommodation homes, employment services and social and integration support. For more information and locations click here
Mental Health and Wellbeing
We offer a range of mental health support services for young people and adults. Our Headspace centre offers integrated alcohol and drug support and vocational services specifically for youth. Other services include art therapy programs and a community centre for people to socialise and connect with their community. To find locations click here
The National Auslan Interpreter Booking Service books sign language interpreters for private health care appointments and is fully government funded for that purpose. It is a free service. Deaf clients and health care practices can have an interpreter present at a consultation at no cost. To book or for more information please call 1800 246 945 or visit their website
The National Interpreting & Communication Services is a fee-for-service that provides sign language interpreting services to professional and government service providers across a wide range of services Australia wide. There is a cost for booking an interpreter. To book or for more information please call 1800 24 69 45 or visit their website
Have you got an idea to improve your community?
Campaign for Change gives ordinary Queenslanders the chance to create their very own community support program.
No matter how big or small your idea - we have the resources and experience to help you make it a reality.
Whether it's a program for youth, mothers, refugees, families, seniors or animals - we want to hear from you!
Opens 1st May. Click here to visit the Campaign for Change page and find out more.