The Hamilton Christian Nightshelter Trust was established in 1999 with a vision to provide: ‘Safe and Supportive Emergency Shelter'.
The Hamilton Christian Nightshelter Trust is a registered Charitable Trust, founded in 1999 as an ecumenical response to homelessness in Hamilton. We provide the basic human need of shelter, operating two emergency Shelters in Hamilton City: A Men`s Shelter within the central city area, which can accommodate up to 27 guests and a Women`s Shelter in Hamilton East, which can accommodate up to nine guests. Three fulltime staﬀ and around 10 volunteers govern and manage this work.
The Vision of the Hamilton Christian Nightshelter Trust is to provide: ‘Safe and Supportive Emergency Shelter’. Our Mission is to operate emergency Shelters in Hamilton, providing emergency shelter and accommodation for Hamilton’s homeless and transient people; facilitating the necessary support for the welfare of these people – and to raise awareness of, and advocate about Homelessness in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
During the year ending 30 June 2019, the Hamilton Christian Nightshelter Trust provided 10,745 bed-nights of emergency accommodation for nearly 250 guests - both men and women.
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The Hamilton Christian Nightshelter Trust operates two emergency Shelters in Hamilton for homeless people in need. We seek to ensure the necessary support, assistance and welfare of these people. The Men's Shelter can accommodate up to 27 guests and the Women's Shelter up to 9 guests. We employ three full-time staff.