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.



Wellington City Mission welcomes Budget 2020 investment to prevent homelessness

Thursday 14 May, 2020 The Wellington City Mission welcomes the Government’s Budget 2020 investment in responding to and preventing homelessness. Says Murray Edridge, Wellington City Missioner. “The Government’s $150 million… Read more »


Food bank demand increases by 400 per cent in 7 days

Monday 6 April 2020 People and families are beginning to feel the financial impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), with The Wellington City Mission experiencing a sharp increase in demand for food… Read more »


Wellington City Mission opens ‘Te Paapori’ to provide shelter for homeless during lockdown

Tuesday 31 March, 2020 In collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Wellington City Council (WCC), The Wellington City Mission is helping to provide warm, dry and safe… 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