Your impact

Your fundraising will change lives

People come to the Mission for help for many different reasons: some are sleeping on the street, some are battling addictions, some are living with mental health issues and others are struggling to feed their families.

The money you raise through The Big Mission Home
will support the Mission's vital, life-changing services for Aucklanders in greatest need.

Kevin's story

Kevin is no stranger to sleeping rough, having spent over 15 years living in temporary structures in the CBD. Rain or shine, Kevin would walk as far as 17 kilometres in a day for kai, to find somewhere to wash, get to work, and to meet up with his mates.

For streeties like Kevin, the Mission offers practical support - like freshly-cooked, nutritious meals, hot showers, medical care and substance use withdrawal support - and a warm welcome 365 days a year.

In August 2022, Kevin moved into one of the 80 new apartments at HomeGround, the Mission’s new hub. It was a difficult adjustment for Kevin after so long on the street, but he knows he finally has a permanent place to call home - along with 24/7 access to support services and a thriving community.

"I walked a lot.  I would walk to find medical support - when you are unwell on the streets, your health can decline very quicky.  I would walk to look for places to wash, which could be very difficult to find.  I would walk to the Mission for a warm meal.  I would walk to try and find work.  I would walk to keep in touch with friends on the street - you need friends, even when you are living on the street, otherwise it gets incredibly lonely and isolating."   Kevin

About the Auckland City Mission - Te Tāpui Atawhai

For more than a century, the Auckland City Mission - Te Tāpui Atawhai has been supporting Aucklanders in greatest need, with aroha and respect.  And we couldn't do it without your help.


With your assistance, we offer practical support, a welcoming community and hope.

We provide hot meals and wrap-around support for people experiencing homelessness, and help them to access safe, permanent homes

We provide food parcels for families who could otherwise not afford nutritious kai.

Our doctors and nurses offer specialist health care to address the health impacts of living in poverty and sleeping rough; and at our residential detox facility, we help people break the cycle of addiction. 

Our life-changing work would not be possible without the generous support of people like you.  Thank you!

About HomeGround

HomeGround is the Mission’s community hub in central Auckland - a purpose built space for transformation and healing.

At HomeGround, the Auckland City Mission – Te Tāpui Atawhai offers a wide range of services and facilities for people in greatest need, while welcoming all of Auckland to enjoy the building.