DCM has been supporting the most vulnerable people in Wellington for more than 50 years. For the last 20 years, their focus has been on people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness, supporting them into a home, to sustain their tenancies and to thrive in their lives.


Over 450 givers have collectively raised $365,211.91 for DCM. That has allowed DCM to continue providing a range of essential services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Wellington.

What we do

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.

DCM is now an Alumni Charity of One Percent Collective. We have been proud to have supported them over the past 7 years and have now moved them to Alumni status to make way for some grassroots charities to take a spot in the sign up form. We love everything about DCM and will still be passing on 100% of donations from those who signed up to give to them while they were a priority charity of ours. If you'd like to directly support DCM, please head on over to dcm.org.nz

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