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 & Events

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28 July 2017

Espresso machine needed to launch barista training


The Christchurch City Mission could soon be giving barista training a shot – if it can source an espresso machine

Unemployed women would be able to gain basic cafe and food preparation skills, which would give them a head start in the work force through a proposed new course, head missioner Matthew Mark said.

It would teach everything from the art of brewing the perfect trim latte to how to create soy flat whites, marshmallow-laden foamy mochachinos and everything in between.

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27 June 2017

Maurice retiring after 18 years of volunteering at the Mission

Maurice Marks is set to retire on June 28 after 18 years of volunteering at the Christchurch City Mission and will celebrate his 84th Birthday two days later. Maurice has assisted the Food Bank for 15 of those years, completing the cycle of the trusty white van.

Every Monday, he stops by Oderings Garden Centres to pick up plants, delivers them to Corrections NZ Rolleston Men's Prison, and collects fresh veges. This is a great way for the men to give back to the community.

"Often men will leave the Prison and come to the City Mission to get a food parcel. They will joke saying that they probably planted the veges they are now receiving" - Mary Wood (Food Bank Coordinator).

On his run, Maurice stops by Couplands Bakeries in Hornby, who provide the Mission with 50 loaves of fresh bread every day! Maurice will also swing by multiple New World supermarkets to empty the collection bins as well as calling in to Bells Gourmet Foods and Avenue Cool Stores, who provide salads and other food goods.

We thank you for your support and hard work over the years, Maurice. We wish you all the best for the future!

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25 May 2017

Helping the Homeless

The new head of the Christchurch City Mission, Matthew Mark, appears, firm handshake and genuine smile at the ready.

Six weeks ago he took over the role from Michael Gorman, who spent 12 years at the helm.

Mark, who spent three years as the CEO at Ronald McDonald House, says he's passionate about his new role which he describes as "critical".

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    28 July 2017

    Espresso machine needed to launch barista training


    The Christchurch City Mission could soon be giving barista training a shot – if it can source an espresso machine

    Unemployed women would be able to gain basic cafe and food preparation skills, which would give them a head start in the work force through a proposed new course, head missioner Matthew Mark said.

    It would teach everything from the art of brewing the perfect trim latte to how to create soy flat whites, marshmallow-laden foamy mochachinos and everything in between.

    Read More
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    27 June 2017

    Maurice retiring after 18 years of volunteering at the Mission

    Maurice Marks is set to retire on June 28 after 18 years of volunteering at the Christchurch City Mission and will celebrate his 84th Birthday two days later. Maurice has assisted the Food Bank for 15 of those years, completing the cycle of the trusty white van.

    Every Monday, he stops by Oderings Garden Centres to pick up plants, delivers them to Corrections NZ Rolleston Men's Prison, and collects fresh veges. This is a great way for the men to give back to the community.

    "Often men will leave the Prison and come to the City Mission to get a food parcel. They will joke saying that they probably planted the veges they are now receiving" - Mary Wood (Food Bank Coordinator).

    On his run, Maurice stops by Couplands Bakeries in Hornby, who provide the Mission with 50 loaves of fresh bread every day! Maurice will also swing by multiple New World supermarkets to empty the collection bins as well as calling in to Bells Gourmet Foods and Avenue Cool Stores, who provide salads and other food goods.

    We thank you for your support and hard work over the years, Maurice. We wish you all the best for the future!

    Read More
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    25 May 2017

    Helping the Homeless

    The new head of the Christchurch City Mission, Matthew Mark, appears, firm handshake and genuine smile at the ready.

    Six weeks ago he took over the role from Michael Gorman, who spent 12 years at the helm.

    Mark, who spent three years as the CEO at Ronald McDonald House, says he's passionate about his new role which he describes as "critical".

    Read More