What We Do

The Wellington City Mission is a charitable trust affiliated to the Anglican Church. It has been helping Wellingtonians in need for 111 years, beginning in 1904 when it was part of St. Peter’s Church. In 1929, an Act of Parliament established The Mission as a separate entity.

The Mission prides itself on being open to anyone who needs assistance, regardless of religious belief, age, ethnicity or social background. Our four Mission programmes (Families, Youth, Independence and Seniors) assist a range of people living in Greater Wellington’s communities. The Mission also operates an elder care residential facility, Kemp Home & Hospital. 

We believe in providing holistic support to those who need help, offering access to all our programmes in response to need. Together, we work to identify and address people’s underlying issues to create positive outcomes.

Mission for Families
Early intervention for families through advocacy, education and guidance, and supporting families to better manage their own circumstances

Mission for Youth
Providing a comprehensive Alternative Education programme for youth who have disengaged or been excluded from mainstream schools

Mission for Independence
Guiding, equipping and enabling financially disadvantaged and unemployed people towards independence and self-management

Mission for Seniors
Enhancing the quality of life, dignity and respect for older people with health, disability or social isolation issues

Kemp Home and Hospital
An 81-bed facility offering both rest home and hospital-level care, for residents who require permanent or short-term care

This video gives an overview of all these programmes, and Kemp Home & Hospital.

For more general information about any of our programmes please contact us at Mission Info.

Please feel free to download a brochure which summarises our four Community Service programmes, here The Mission - an overview.