DCM works with people who are homeless in Wellington.

We work with people to move from unstable living arrangements into housing, and then support them to stay healthy and housed. We support them to find sustainable housing, to access a benefit and manage their money, with emergency food, and to connect to whānau, health and other services and support systems. We are with them every step of the way, and you can be too.


We exist because Wellington needs us. Homelessness is increasing here. In 2015, nearly 1000 people came to DCM for support, and over the last five years, the number of people coming to DCM who are experiencing homelessness has risen by 35 percent. Even more concerning, the number of people sleeping rough or living in cars has doubled. 

We believe that, together, we can end homelessness here in Wellington. Our number one priority is getting people off the streets and into sustainable living arrangements, and we offer a range of support services along the way to cater for everyone who walks through our door.


The annual DCM Bookfair is the largest of its kind in Wellington, with around 90,000 books for sale. It is also our major fundraiser of the year, and therefore very important to the ongoing success of all the work that we do. Find out more here.

The 2017 bookfair will take place at:

Location: Shed 6, Queen's Wharf, Wellington 6140
Date: Saturday 5 August, 8am-8pm


Breaking the chains:

Peter Burke broke the chains of addiction and homelessness and lives a life helping others. In this story he generously takes the time to talk with us about DCM, the school of hard knocks and why little old ladies love having him around.

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October 1, 2015

Giving people their lives back:

Al Norman represents Wellington's homeless community in the Special Circumstances Court on behalf of DCM, where he recently worked with a man with 36 years prison-time under his belt to get out of the justice system's 'revolving door' and start to rebuild his life on the outside.

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March 13, 2017.