City Mission

$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 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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Autumn Appeal

Help effect positive change.

For a myriad of reasons the Mission clients often don't have the support required to bring about change. Help us to effect positive change in our clients lives.

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.

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 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 & Events

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6 March 2017

Child Povety Monitor

Income Poverty - 295,000 New Zealand Children live in low income families. That's 29% of Kiwi Kids or 1 in 4 children.

Severe Poverty - 90,000 New Zealand Children are in both low income families and material hardship. That's more than 8% of Kiwi Kids.

Crowded Housing - At least 16% of Kiwi Kids live in crowded homes, 43% of families are spending more than 30% of their income on housing.

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16 January 2017

Community Energy Action (CEA)

The Curtain Bank.

This now accessible to all Canterbury residents. There is a mobile curtain bank available to visit the elderly or those without transport.

Services provided include:

Measure Windows, Hang Curtains, Bring Samples,  Provide tracks if needed, New Tapes added if needed, New Thermal linings added

 

The curtain bank runs on donations

There is a map on their website for drop-off points.

Showroom – 299 Tuam St

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12 January 2017

New City Missioner appointed

Matthew Mark will replace long-standing City Missioner Michael Gorman

Matthew Mark initially missed the news that the City Missioner was stepping down after more than 12 years.

When he later learnt that the top job was up for grabs, Mark was excited at the opportunity to be part of one of Christchurch's "critical" organisations.

The proud Cantabrian was this week announced as the new City Missioner.

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    6 March 2017

    Child Povety Monitor

    Income Poverty - 295,000 New Zealand Children live in low income families. That's 29% of Kiwi Kids or 1 in 4 children.

    Severe Poverty - 90,000 New Zealand Children are in both low income families and material hardship. That's more than 8% of Kiwi Kids.

    Crowded Housing - At least 16% of Kiwi Kids live in crowded homes, 43% of families are spending more than 30% of their income on housing.

    Read More
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    16 January 2017

    Community Energy Action (CEA)

    The Curtain Bank.

    This now accessible to all Canterbury residents. There is a mobile curtain bank available to visit the elderly or those without transport.

    Services provided include:

    Measure Windows, Hang Curtains, Bring Samples,  Provide tracks if needed, New Tapes added if needed, New Thermal linings added

     

    The curtain bank runs on donations

    There is a map on their website for drop-off points.

    Showroom – 299 Tuam St

    Read More
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    12 January 2017

    New City Missioner appointed

    Matthew Mark will replace long-standing City Missioner Michael Gorman

    Matthew Mark initially missed the news that the City Missioner was stepping down after more than 12 years.

    When he later learnt that the top job was up for grabs, Mark was excited at the opportunity to be part of one of Christchurch's "critical" organisations.

    The proud Cantabrian was this week announced as the new City Missioner.

    Read More