City Mission

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Our People, Our City, Our Mission

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$15,000 per day to run the City Mission

 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 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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The Money or the Bag

Brown Paper Bag Appeal

The Christchurch City Mission Foodbank needs your support.

Together, we can help those most in need, when they need it most.

We’re asking so no-one else will have to.

Careforce funds provide the basics such as food, clothing, shelter and comfort, those things most of us take for granted.

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Help our Foodbank

Up to 35 food parcels per day are distributed to those individuals/families who so desperately need it.

Thank you to everyone at the Christchurch City Mission
- You help those less fortunate in our city.
The Houghton Family

We Can Help

With a range of community and outreach services

Social Services

Social Services provided by the Mission include:

Foodbank

Budget Advice and Social Work 

Men's and Women's Night Shelter

Men's and Women's Day Centre

Emergency Short term Family Accommodation

 

 

 

Alcohol & Other Drugs

Drug and Other Alcohol Services provided by the Mission include:

Adult and Youth Counselling

Residential and Community Social Detoxification 

Community Mental Health Nurse

Womens Alcohol and Drug Service and Day Programme

Supported Accommodation

 

Phone our central office on: (03) 365 0635

News & Events

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20 June 2016

The Money or the Bag

The Christchurch City Mission Foodbank needs your support.  Whether you give ‘the money’ through the donation envelope, or fill ‘the bag’ with some groceries and drop it off at your local New World supermarket, your support of this Appeal ensures our Foodbank and range of social services can continue to provide their valuable work. 
Together, we can help those most in need, when they need it most.
We’re asking so no-one else will have to.

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18 June 2016

Short Term Accommodation


We opened our transitional accommodation units in early December and are pleased to report that we have helped numerous families with this temporary accommodation. Our current tenants are so grateful that they have safe and secure temporary accommodation for their children.
There are various reasons why the people who come to us for support find themselves struggling and homeless. Often it is due to changes in circumstances such as a relationship breakdown or loss of employment, which can leave them with no option but to forgo their previous living arrangements. Our social workers are available to assist where required and often work in with other agencies to provide support to the tenants. Since opening we have housed a refugee family and several solo parent families have stayed until they were able to move into housing NZ houses or alternative housing solutions have been secured for them.

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17 June 2016

Matariki City Mission Celebrations

Our Men's Night Shelter annually celebrate Matariki which signals the start of the Māori New Year. The men celebrate Matariki by sharing food and stories.  They invite City Mission staff and guests to join in their celebrations.

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    20 June 2016

    The Money or the Bag

    The Christchurch City Mission Foodbank needs your support.  Whether you give ‘the money’ through the donation envelope, or fill ‘the bag’ with some groceries and drop it off at your local New World supermarket, your support of this Appeal ensures our Foodbank and range of social services can continue to provide their valuable work. 
    Together, we can help those most in need, when they need it most.
    We’re asking so no-one else will have to.

    Read More
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    18 June 2016

    Short Term Accommodation


    We opened our transitional accommodation units in early December and are pleased to report that we have helped numerous families with this temporary accommodation. Our current tenants are so grateful that they have safe and secure temporary accommodation for their children.
    There are various reasons why the people who come to us for support find themselves struggling and homeless. Often it is due to changes in circumstances such as a relationship breakdown or loss of employment, which can leave them with no option but to forgo their previous living arrangements. Our social workers are available to assist where required and often work in with other agencies to provide support to the tenants. Since opening we have housed a refugee family and several solo parent families have stayed until they were able to move into housing NZ houses or alternative housing solutions have been secured for them.

    Read More
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    17 June 2016

    Matariki City Mission Celebrations

    Our Men's Night Shelter annually celebrate Matariki which signals the start of the Māori New Year. The men celebrate Matariki by sharing food and stories.  They invite City Mission staff and guests to join in their celebrations.

    Read More