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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Jonny Schwass Sunday Lunch

The City Mission Sunday Lunch is back! Sunday 25th September 2016. Christ's College Dining Hall. $80 per person. Tickets through eventfinda.co.nz

A great afternoon with Mark Hadlow as MC and Jonny Schwass and friends cooking up a storm

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

The City Mission Foodbank receives donated food from the general public, groups, schools, and corporates and then distributes to those in need. We see around 30 clients/families per day requiring food assistance.

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 and Events

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17 August 2016

Retiring Christchurch City Missioner Michael Gorman brought pragmatism to the role

He may not be the first person you think of when asked to name some of Christchurch's most influential people. But make no mistake, City Missioner Michael Gorman is towards the top of that list.

Through savvy oversight of the Christchurch City Mission before, during and since the city's earthquakes, Gorman has been one of our behind-the-scenes heroes in troubled times. He has advocated for and exerted influence on behalf of the less fortunate in our community, while recognising that addressing a problem's root cause is more important than providing handouts alone.

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16 August 2016

City Missioner Michael Gorman to retire

A trolley of donated goods rolls through the door of the Christchurch City Mission, past the city's most vulnerable. Michael Gorman holds the door, smiling at the man pushing it.

After 12 years, Gorman is stepping down as City Missioner. He leaves behind an agency that helps more people than ever before

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8 August 2016

Hard times for Christchurch Students

Hard up Christchurch students are relying on support from the City Mission to get by.

City Missioner Michael Gorman said the number of young people relying on the service, including some who were studying, had risen in the past year. He knew of about 15 students who sought help regularly.

"There is a really high level of anxiety among a lot of them," he said.

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    17 August 2016

    Retiring Christchurch City Missioner Michael Gorman brought pragmatism to the role

    He may not be the first person you think of when asked to name some of Christchurch's most influential people. But make no mistake, City Missioner Michael Gorman is towards the top of that list.

    Through savvy oversight of the Christchurch City Mission before, during and since the city's earthquakes, Gorman has been one of our behind-the-scenes heroes in troubled times. He has advocated for and exerted influence on behalf of the less fortunate in our community, while recognising that addressing a problem's root cause is more important than providing handouts alone.

    Read More
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    Michael

    16 August 2016

    City Missioner Michael Gorman to retire

    A trolley of donated goods rolls through the door of the Christchurch City Mission, past the city's most vulnerable. Michael Gorman holds the door, smiling at the man pushing it.

    After 12 years, Gorman is stepping down as City Missioner. He leaves behind an agency that helps more people than ever before

    Read More
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    Students City Mission article

    8 August 2016

    Hard times for Christchurch Students

    Hard up Christchurch students are relying on support from the City Mission to get by.

    City Missioner Michael Gorman said the number of young people relying on the service, including some who were studying, had risen in the past year. He knew of about 15 students who sought help regularly.

    "There is a really high level of anxiety among a lot of them," he said.

    Read More