154 families were supported by our Mission for Families social workers

(Annual Review 2018-19)

Kia ora and Welcome!

Wellingtonians are very proud of our city, the Coolest Little Capital in the World. While it is a great place to live, work, do business and to raise a family, for many it isn’t.

For many Wellingtonians, reality is different and life is hard. Whether you are sleeping rough, struggling to make ends meet or can’t put food on the table – The Wellington City Mission is here to help you.

The Wellington City Mission can support you in a number of ways, regardless of your circumstances. We provide transitional housing, rest home and hospital-level residential care. We welcome you into our Drop-in Centre where you can eat a hot meal and enjoy the company and community of others. We also provide food parcels, an alternative education programme, budget advice and financial mentoring, and 1 to 1 support and advocacy.

We’ll walk alongside you, advocate on your behalf and support you to achieve empowerment, transformation and fullness of life.


Former Wellington City Missioner and trailblazer passes away

The Wellington City Mission and local community are mourning the loss of its former City Missioner of 17 years, Sir Desmond Britten, KNZM, who passed away overnight. “I extend my… Read more »

‘Worries erased’ after family receives gifts from Wellington City Mission

Published on Stuff.co.nz by Mandy Te, December 24, 2019. Photo: ROSS GIBLIN/STUFF When Leighann Oldridge​ opened her door on Christmas Eve, the first thing she said was “oh my God”…. Read more »

6 year old Hugo’s Letter to The Wellington City Mission

I have been talking with Santa lots about things I would love for Christmas. I hope he gets me a jet pack. He doesn’t talk back so I’m not sure… Read more »


Food parcels were distributed to individuals and families

July-September, 2019


The foodbank helped to nourish the stomachs of 878 children and young people.

July-September, 2019


Breakfasts, soups and meals were provided in our Drop-in Centre

July-September, 2019