Sitting in the heart of Wellington at 2 Lukes Lane on the site of Te Aro Pā, the most marginalised people in Wellington come to DCM because they genuinely feel welcome and because what we do works and makes a difference in their lives.
We seek to get to the heart of why a person is experiencing homelessness and to support them to get to a good place in all aspects of their life. We work with them to find sustainable housing, access a benefit and manage their money, and connect to whānau, health and other services and support systems.
We call the people we work with taumai, meaning to settle. This reflects the journey we embark on together, to become settled, stable and well. We move people from homelessness into housing, then provide wrap around support and regular home visits to ensure they sustain their tenancy and thrive in all aspects of their lives.