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Making Dreams Come True

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Given by 14 generous donors in around 7 months

Many of the people who come to DCM can only dream of a place to call home.


Each year DCM works with over 800 people in Wellington.

Most will have experienced homelessness.

Over 100 will have slept rough.

Many dream of a place to call home. $25,000 will enable DCM to support 25 Wellingtonians to move from homelessness to housed.

With your help, DCM will work with them to find a place to call home.

It's not just a dream.

About us

DCM’s vision is for communities where whānau are housed, connected, valued, and thriving. We believe that those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless as a result of economic and social changes have the right to have their worth and dignity upheld. We provide mana-enhancing support services to empower them to reach their housing and social aspirations.

DCM’s byline is “Together we can end homelessness”: we believe that it takes a collective and concentrated effort to support marginalised people into housing. We do this by embracing a Housing First approach, moving people from homelessness into housing then providing wraparound support and regular home visits to ensure they sustain their tenancy and thrive in all aspects of their lives.

DCM is with them every step of the way, and you can be too!

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Give a little at the end of this tax year  17 March 2015

The past year has been one of great challenge and change for us at DCM.

In 2014, following a review of Mental Health services, Capital & Coast District Health Board made a number of significant changes to the way it delivers services to people with a mental health diagnosis and/or addiction. This resulted in the closure of day services/drop-in centres which were used regularly by DCM people and, despite the absence of funding, the DCM Board took a decision to pick up the service in the central city which was about to fall over and to pilot running it over a period of six months. We took this decision because of our concern that the closure of this service could seriously affect a group of vulnerable people, including people who are currently homeless and have multiple high needs.

In addition to this, for some time DCM has been working towards establishing a service hub which brings together organisations to co-locate in one building and work together to support, empower and enable people to make positive changes in their own lives. In 2015 we are seeing this vision become a reality in the form of Te Korowai nui o te whanau (“the large cloak that envelops the family”).

Te Korowai involves the co-location of various services including DCM’s current services, the new pilot service that we have named Te Hapai, two Te Aro Health Centre health rooms, a low cost dental service staffed by volunteer dentists, probation services, Atareira (a whanau mental health service) and Easy Access Housing. As we write this, our DCM team has just relocated to another part of our building in Lukes Lane, as the refurbishment of the building to support Te Korowai continues.

These are exciting times for us at DCM, but also times when despite no increase in funding and with existing funding sources up for review, we have had to step in and take on new challenges to ensure that the most vulnerable people in our city are not left unsupported. The support we receive from the people of Wellington is a very important part of everything we do; we are proud of the fact that one third of our funding comes from people like you who demonstrate your support for our work and your concern for the people we work with in such a tangible way.

Te Hapai means to lift up or elevate. Please consider giving a little to DCM as the end of this tax year approaches. Remember that for every $1 you donate, you can claim 33.33¢ as a tax deduction.

Thank you for your support!

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This campaign started on 6 Sep 2014 and ended on 31 Mar 2015.