Welcome to the Wellington City Mission

The Wellington City Mission has been supporting people, and families in the Wellington region for 120 years.

With the support of our incredible community, The Mission provides free holistic support to a broad range of people, including families, seniors, sole-parents, and individuals. We offer support through providing Housing, food through our Social Supermarket, help with finances through Financial Mentoring, support through Social Work, and daily connection, meals, and activities through Tā te Manawa – our Community Lounge.

The Mission’s services are open to anyone who needs assistance, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, ethnicity, or social background. We treat all people with dignity, respect, and without judgment, from the community we serve, to our staff and volunteers, we are committed to embracing diversity and inclusion. At The Mission, we accept everyone as they are and aim to celebrate the differences among us.

We strive to deliver our services in a mana-enhancing way, to contribute to the empowerment, transformation, and fullness of life for those we serve, so that together, we can create positive outcomes. We welcome the support from our community to continue to provide our services free of charge, so if you would like to donate click here.

Need Help?

The Mission can support you in a number of ways, regardless of your circumstances. We provide supported transitional housing, rest home and hospital-level residential care, we welcome you into our Community Lounge where you can enjoy the company and community of others. We also provide food support through our Social Supermarket, 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.

If you need our help … please click the button below.


Family2Family 2024

We are excited to announce that Foodstuffs NZ is once again hosting the Family2Family annual appeal, and we invite you to join us in making a difference in the lives… Read more »

Driving change for good fuels new partnership 

Wellington City Mission (WCM) has joined forces with family-owned Brendan Foot Supersite (BFS) to help the local community access essential services. Brendan Foot Supersite has provided Wellington City Mission with… Read more »

You Gave Me a Safe Place to Start Again.

A few years ago, my relationship went sour, and I decided it was best for me to leave our home and start over. I was working full-time, but I couldn’t… Read more »


We supported 187 whānau and individuals with one-on-on social work support



July 2023 – September 2023


We welcomed 2,880 manuhiri into Tā te Manawa, our community lounge, where we served home cooked meals and great barista coffee


July 2023 – September 2023


We supported 1,605 people through our Social Supermarket




July 2023 – September 2023