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Opening of community hub brings increased services and personalised approach to Newcastle region

28 February 2020 Media releases

Wesley Mission’s completely refurbished premises in heart of Newcastle will provide increased support to people in the region.

Wesley Mission CEO, the Rev Keith Garner and Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Nuatali Nelmes will join with local community elders and partners to officially open the premises at 15 Denison Street, Newcastle West on Tuesday.

“Our refurbished hub demonstrates Wesley Mission’s continued commitment to the region and to providing a network of support that extends beyond Newcastle to Lake Macquarie and the Hunter,” said Wesley Mission CEO, the Rev Keith Garner.

The event also marks the expansion of a new approach to personalised assistance, making it even easier for locals in need to access support from Wesley Mission’s broad range of services.

“Wesley Mission has been serving the Newcastle community for more than 20 years. Many people know us for homeless services, but we also offer education, training and employment, counselling, mental health and wellbeing support, along with foster care amongst a wide range of programs.”

Delivering tailored support for children, young people, adults and seniors, Wesley Mission Newcastle will act as a first point of contact to Wesley Mission’s more than 120 programs including referrals to local community providers to best meet the diverse needs of the region.

“Anyone who needs help can come in and speak to a person who will listen. We want to make sure that each person receives support and knows their next step. Many people might have complex needs but taking the first step is crucial, reinforced by Wesley Mission’s commitment to walk alongside every person, no matter how long the journey,” said the Rev Keith Garner.

Official opening of Wesley Mission Newcastle community hub:

Date: Tuesday 3 March 2020

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

Location: 15 Denison Street, Newcastle West

Keynote speakers: CEO of Wesley Mission, the Rev Keith V Garner AM; Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Nuatali Nelmes and interviews with Newcastle clients supported by Wesley ParentsNext, Wesley Vocational Institute and Wesley Young Healthy Minds.

Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony to be led by Uncle Bill Smith.


Media enquiries:      

The CEO/Superintendent of Wesley Mission, the Rev Keith V Garner AM is available for interview.

Please contact:
Amanda Bailey, PR Manager
0429 484 632 or amanda.bailey@wesleymission.org.au