HomeGround, the new building of Auckland City Mission - Te Tāpui Atawhai, is now open. It’s a place of transformation and healing for people in desperate need, while welcoming all Aucklanders through the doors.

“This long held, precious dream is finally a reality,” says Missioner – Manutaki, Helen Robinson.  “For more than a decade, the Mission team and our supporters have been meticulously planning and building HomeGround.”

This purpose-built space is a thriving central city community hub. In HomeGround, the Auckland City Mission – Te Tāpui Atawhai, offers a wide range of services and facilities for people in desperate need, while welcoming all of Auckland to enjoy the building.

HomeGround brings together:

  • permanent housing
  • expanded health and social services
  • state of the art addiction withdrawal services facilities
  • a comprehensive programme of activities in a warm and welcoming space.

It’s based on proven international models of care to strengthen individuals, families and our community – especially people experiencing homelessness and other social issues.

HomeGround has 11 floors. It features 80 apartments with a shared rooftop garden and lounge, a community dining room, community spaces, a multi-disciplinary health centre, a pharmacy, addiction withdrawal services and retail spaces.

Permanent Housing

In total, there are 80 apartments which are permanent homes for people sleeping rough or on the social housing register, with 24/7 support services.  HomeGround is designed for single site, high density, supportive living.  Each tenant rents their apartment, helping to create a sense of responsibility.

Led by the tenants themselves, they are part of a thriving community that will help each other out while learning and growing from each other.

The majority are studio apartments and include a kitchen, a laundrette, a bathroom, a main room, and a deck with sliding doors. Five of the studios are accessible and there are 10 one- bedroom apartment. Each apartment comes fully-furnished.

Mission team members including the concierge, security, tenancy manager, and key support workers, offer assistance, as well as to help foster that sense of community.

Health Services

The Calder Health Centre can support up to 3,000 patients with a multi-disciplinary team on site including dentistry (to come) and mental health services. This is open to Mission clients, nearby residents and city-based workers.


The community dining room, Haeata, provides meals for up to 300 guests a day, 365 days of the year.   The community spaces offer a range of social, recreational, educational, and vocational activities.

Managed Withdrawal Services (detox)

Both social and medical options are available across two floors.   The Mission manages the social option while Waitematā DHB’s Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) manages the medical floor.  In total there are 25 rooms for patients seeking to overcome an addiction.

And more……………….

All of Auckland is welcome to HomeGround, which offers beautiful community spaces and a function room for hire. There are also spaces that will be developed into food and retail outlets for the public.

We look forward to welcoming you!




Thanks to our donors, we will be setting up a state-of-the-art health services at HomeGround. That makes a huge difference to how people feel when they walk in. The quality of the facilities at HomeGround makes a positive statement about how we believe people should be treated.

- Gilli Sinclair, Health Services Manager

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