Standing with
Aucklanders
in Desperate need

Building

hope

Auckland City Mission was established in 1920 by Anglican Reverend Jasper Calder. The services the Mission provides have changed over time to reflect the city’s evolving social needs. Today, people come to the Mission for many different reasons; some are rough sleepers or people living in cars and inappropriate housing.

Others are battling addictions, living with mental health issues, or struggling to feed their families over a period of unexpected crisis. Some are isolated elderly. The Mission has been here to support Aucklanders in need for 100 years and we will continue to stand with those people as we move into our next century.

1920

Auckland City Mission is established. Rev Jasper
Calder is Chair & Missioner.

Clothing and financial assistance provided.

1921

Two nurses join the Mission

1923

First Christmas Appeal

1924

Services extended again to include rehabilitating ex-prisoners

1927

Night shelter trialled in Federal Street

1929

Weekly medical clinic & free pharmacy opened

1930

First Mission shop opened. Temporary housing for the homeless established

1947

Montgomery Youth Hostel opened*

1954

Selwyn Village opened*

1960

Op shops grow in number and warehouse opened

1965

Family Guidance Centre established

1970s

Moving, moving, moving – many changes of address

1980

Prince of Wales building purchased as our new home

1981

Detox Unit set up in Federal Street

1983

Teenagers’ Home established*

1986

A women’s refuge founded with the HELP Foundation*

1990

Herne Bay House for HIV patients opened*

1996

Christmas Lunch begins

1999

Child Trauma Centre opened*

2003

136-138 Hobson Street purchased

2008

Calder Health Centre established

2018

Detox Unit temporarily relocated to Avondale.

Demolition begins of Hobson & Federal Street buildings Community Centre ‘Haeata’ opens at the Mission’s temporary home in Union Street.

2019

Construction begins

Homeground

*the Mission no longer provides these services as other agencies have taken on those responsibilities.