The Wayside Club was founded and is run by the Legion of Mary, a Catholic lay group of volunteers who form the trustees and management committee. It derives much of its support from church groups, individual donors and volunteers who offer their support through links with the church.
The Wayside Club Centre has been responding to the needs of people affected by homelessness and social exclusion since the 1930s. It was founded by the Legion of Mary, a lay Catholic group, to meet the practical and spiritual needs of people affected by homelessness. For many years, it offered basic services and spiritual help through its provision of an evening centre.
After moving to its current premises on Midland Street near Glasgow Central Station, the day centre was founded to enable us to provide more extensive and professional services to people affected by homelessness. Since its inception in 1982, the day centre has developed its service and expanded its staff team and group of volunteers. It acts both as an access point offering crisis response and therapeutic intervention and as a gateway to opportunity allowing service users to more fully realise their potential. The day centre works in partnership with statutory and voluntary providers to help deliver Glasgow’s strategy for preventing and alleviating homelessness.