Wesley Aunties & Uncles
Wesley Aunties & Uncles is an early intervention mentoring program in Sydney and the Central Coast where ‘aunts and uncles’ provide children up to 12 years old with mentoring, care, and guidance in a stable family environment.
The program is designed for children facing:
- challenging circumstances at home which affect how much direct one-on-one attention a carer is able to give them, such as another family member with a physical or intellectual disability, chronic illness or addiction or domestic disturbances
- a single parent home
- a lack of an extended network of supportive family or friends as role models and mentors.
What does the program involve?
Children in the Wesley Aunties & Uncles program spend one day or weekend a month with their mentors, participating in a range of weekend activities that help develop their social and life skills. All volunteer mentors undergo extensive child protection screening.
How do I refer a child to this program?
Children can be referred to the program by social welfare agencies, counsellors or parents/carers themselves.