Where does the money go?
Your generous contribution to Auckland City Mission makes a real difference to the lives of Auckland families and individuals who have nowhere else to turn. Thank you so much for your support of the Mission’s work.
Homeless and Elderly Services
Auckland City Mission has a range of homeless services that includes a Community Drop In Centre, activities programme, street outreach and individual casework. The City Mission also provides community services for isolated elderly ensuring we meet their practical and social needs.
Crisis Care & Community Services
The City Mission’s Crisis Care & Community Services provide support to a diverse group of Aucklanders at times when they experience a crisis, and do not have the resources to meet their own needs. Taking care of immediate needs is the first step. A food parcel, furniture, household goods and assistance with emergency housing deal with the initial crisis.The next step is to support the families with long-term solutions with the goal of supporting families to lead more secure lives.
The Calder Medical Centre, a joint initiative between the Auckland Primary Health Organisation (PHO), Auckland District Health Board and Auckland City Mission, provides affordable and accessible healthcare services to marginalised and vulnerable ‘high-needs’ client groups, who are unable to access these medical services elsewhere.
Drug and Alcohol Services
The City Mission’s Drug and Alcohol Services support Aucklanders with long-term addictions by providing a range of services, including assessments, a Residential Social Detoxification (Detox) Centre, and Community Alcohol and Drug Workers who support clients to prepare for admission to Detox, and provide ongoing support after they leave.
Auckland City Mission receives bulk food donations, re-packs them, and distributes them to community food banks between Thames and Kaitaia.
Services to prisoners
The City Mission reaches out to prison populations through a number of initiatives, including homeless clients on remand, prisoners being released after long sentences, and Mission clients in prison or on remand.
The City Mission has a long history of speaking out and advocating on behalf of Auckland families and individuals who have nowhere else to turn for support. Our Family 100 Research Report ‘Speaking for Ourselves’ is an example of how we do this.