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We desperately need your help!

April 22, 2018 Posted in Crisis Care by Auckland City Mission

We desperately need your help! In the past 3 months the Mission has provided 3,253 emergency food parcels to desperate families and individuals. These food parcels have contained 49,417 cans of food. Our stock of canned food is now almost used up and we URGENTLY need more canned food. Can you help by donating a…

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Homelessness and racism drama heads to Wellington Fringe Festival

March 21, 2018 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

Story by published by Corazon Miller, NZ Herald, 15th March 2018 Homelessness and racism drama heads to Wellington Fringe Festival 15 Mar, 2018 10:34am   Actor Joeli Thacker and play co-director Bronwyn Bent. Photo / Corazon Miller A van load of Auckland actors are taking a play about racism and homelessness to the capital –…

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Auckland City Mission CookOff

March 5, 2018 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

The inaugural Auckland City Mission CookOff is being held at St Matthew-in-the-City this Wednesday March 7th. At the event 12 top Auckland business leaders will be paired with a celebrated Auckland chef, Nadia Lim, Michael Van de Elzen or Nici Wickes to provide a meal for 150 special Mission guests (a mix of the homeless clients and families we work with). The…

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A play about racism and homelessness: by those who have faced it

February 28, 2018 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

*Story published by Simon Day, The Spinoff, 28th February 2018. The Race is an original piece of theatre about those marginalised by society, created by those who have been marginalised themselves. Simon Day spoke to some of the cast about the role acting has in their lives.   His gappy grin beaming across the street, Rawiri…

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Housing First, Auckland City Centre

February 8, 2018 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

This video provides a great insight into the Housing First programme, which we are a part of, in partnership with Lifewise. Together we are working to house and support people experiencing chronic homelessness in the city centre. You can find more information about the Housing First programme here.

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Funding boost to house the city’s homeless

October 10, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

*Story published by the New Zealand Herald, 11 Oct 2017 A $10m grant has brought the Auckland City Mission one step closer to fulfilling its dreams of providing new homes for the city’s homeless. The financial boost from Foundation North, an organisation which holds $1b in trust for Auckland and Northland communities, means the mission…

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An open letter to the new Government, ahead of tomorrow’s election

September 27, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

Dear Government, Tomorrow, millions of New Zealanders will step inside their local halls, schools, hospitals and sporting clubs to vote for the candidates and party they feel best represent their values and aspirations for this country. We as a nation may debate the finer details, but in our hearts we (hopefully) share a common desire…

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Auckland City Mission at capacity

July 18, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

10th July 2017 AUCKLAND CITY MISSION MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Auckland City Mission’s services are maxed out. The Auckland City Mission says its social services are “at capacity,” and staff members are exhausted by the level of desperate need pouring through the charity’s doors. Auckland City Missioner, Chris Farrelly, says the organisation is…

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Housing First launches to help Auckland’s homeless

March 28, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

MEDIA RELEASE: AUCKLAND CITY MISSION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 23 March, 2017 A new initiative aimed at ending chronic homelessness in Auckland has officially kicked off. Today Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff launched Housing First Auckland, which aims to house 472 chronically homeless Aucklanders and provide wrap-around services to address the…

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Auckland City Mission to host 2,000 Aucklanders at New Zealand’s largest Christmas lunch

January 11, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

MEDIA RELEASE: AUCKLAND CITY MISSION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 22nd December 2016  The Auckland City Mission’s annual community Christmas lunch will take place on Sunday, 25 December 2016, at the Viaduct Events Centre on the Waterfront 2,000 guests are expected to attend Doors open at 11.30am On the menu: 300kg of ham, 2000 chicken drumsticks and…

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