Welcome to the Wellington City Mission

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.

This Christmas is going to be particularly difficult for so many families.

And we want to be there for everyone who might need help.

We’re providing Christmas Hampers, a free Toy Store, Social Work support, appointments with Financial Mentors, and daily meals in Tā te Manawa – our Community Lounge. 

If you’d like to help a family doing it tough this Christmas click here.

Need Help?

The Wellington City 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.

The Wellington City Mission endeavours to treat everyone with dignity and respect. From the community we serve, to our staff and volunteers, we are committed to creating an organisation that embraces diversity and promotes inclusion. All our services accept everyone as they are and aim to celebrate the differences amongst us; regardless of who you are, what you have, what you believe, where you are from, or what circumstances you are in.

And if you need our help … please click the button below.


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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