City Mission

1,012 people engaged with AOD counsellors in 2016

 We provide social work support and help to those suffering from alcohol and other drug addictions and/or social difficulty.

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7,000 families given food parcels each year

To children, families and individuals who are struggling we give food and practical help. We believe this is a basic human right.

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55 beds available nightly for emergency accommodation

We help men and women who are homeless, fighting addictions and isolation. We also provide emergency accommodation for families.

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Get Involved

There are many ways to be involved
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Volunteer

To celebrate National Volunteer Week 2017, we have captured a heartwarming story of one man on a mission.

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Your involvement helps us to ask "Are you okay?"

Your involvement helps the Mission to provide important services to the community. Click on the link to view our short video.

Our Careforce team has a special interest in the Mission. They make regular donations on weekly, fortnightly, monthly or an annual basis.

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Help our Foodbank

We are extremely grateful for all the donations we receive throughout the year, they help us to assist around 30 families a day. The number of people seeking assistance in the new year has continued to increase. If you can help with food donations it would be greatly appreciated.

I’ve been a supporter for all my working life. I like reading about life changes that are positive in our community. I understand the hardship people go through. I believe there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, many times we are that light.
B.J, Casebrook.

We Can Help

With a range of community and outreach services

Social Services

Social Services encompasses a broad range of services including social work, budget support, food assistance and emergency accommodation.  These services aim to build stronger communities and promote equality and opportunity.

 

 

 

Alcohol & Other Drugs

The City Mission Drug and Other Alcohol service provides specialist services for substance use and dependence.  Support is available for people aged 13 years and over providing case management and counselling support for alcohol and other drug and co existing mental health conditions.  

 

Phone our central office on: (03) 365 0635

News

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19 March 2018

Business Breakfast

This event is an opportunity for likeminded people and businesses to connect, and for you to make your Monday morning meaningful. Join renowned speaker Ekant Veer, Associate Professor of Marketing at University of Canterbury, and learn about "The Importance of Failure".

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25 January 2018

Robbie Amai would have otherwise spent Christmas Day alone.

Instead, he sat down with more than 700 others and tucked into a "beautiful" charity lunch.

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17 November 2017

Christchurch City Mission opens new women's night shelter

Gayle Hooper was "sleeping in church doorways" before she found the shelter of the Christchurch City Mission.

Hooper, who found herself homeless in July, spoke at the opening of a new women's night shelter in Christchurch on Friday. She now has a home of her own that she shares with her cat, Douglas.

"I don't know where I would be today without the staff at the shelter," she said.

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    19 March 2018

    Business Breakfast

    This event is an opportunity for likeminded people and businesses to connect, and for you to make your Monday morning meaningful. Join renowned speaker Ekant Veer, Associate Professor of Marketing at University of Canterbury, and learn about "The Importance of Failure".

    Read More
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    25 January 2018

    Robbie Amai would have otherwise spent Christmas Day alone.

    Instead, he sat down with more than 700 others and tucked into a "beautiful" charity lunch.

    Read More
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    17 November 2017

    Christchurch City Mission opens new women's night shelter

    Gayle Hooper was "sleeping in church doorways" before she found the shelter of the Christchurch City Mission.

    Hooper, who found herself homeless in July, spoke at the opening of a new women's night shelter in Christchurch on Friday. She now has a home of her own that she shares with her cat, Douglas.

    "I don't know where I would be today without the staff at the shelter," she said.

    Read More