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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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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18 April 2017

The Canterbury Rams visit the Men's Night Shelter

We had a visit from two of the star players of the Canterbury Rams. They came along to visit the men from the shelter/day programme.

After a quick meet and greet, they went outside to chuck a few balls around and, although the men were a bit weary at first, it quickly turned into a free for all of laughter, joking and great fun. The men showed a sense of team spirit and community amongst themselves. The Rams boys really helped to boost their confidence and this was apparent in their outgoing behaviour.




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31 March 2017

The Mens Day Programme Visits Spencer Park

Recently the Men’s Day programme had a BBQ at Spencer Park with 14 men going along. After a game of French cricket and a chuck around of a rugby ball the men cooked up some chops and sausages. Following lunch they all went for bush and beach walks. A simple day but very much enjoyed by the men, most of whom had never been to Spencer Park or some even that far out of the city for many years. It's the small things that can make a difference.

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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
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    18 April 2017

    The Canterbury Rams visit the Men's Night Shelter

    We had a visit from two of the star players of the Canterbury Rams. They came along to visit the men from the shelter/day programme.

    After a quick meet and greet, they went outside to chuck a few balls around and, although the men were a bit weary at first, it quickly turned into a free for all of laughter, joking and great fun. The men showed a sense of team spirit and community amongst themselves. The Rams boys really helped to boost their confidence and this was apparent in their outgoing behaviour.




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    31 March 2017

    The Mens Day Programme Visits Spencer Park

    Recently the Men’s Day programme had a BBQ at Spencer Park with 14 men going along. After a game of French cricket and a chuck around of a rugby ball the men cooked up some chops and sausages. Following lunch they all went for bush and beach walks. A simple day but very much enjoyed by the men, most of whom had never been to Spencer Park or some even that far out of the city for many years. It's the small things that can make a difference.

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