You can see the positive difference we make in people’s lives by reading our inspiring real life stories about some incredible individuals who are now living stable and productive lives with help from the team at DCM.


Breaking the chains:

Peter 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 2015

Victory over violence:

Regina spent her childhood in a cycle of violence and homelessness. In this story she opens her heart about the aftermath that occurred, her journey to DCM and how a dark past won’t be determining her bright future.

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November 2015

Ki te hoe, pick up the paddle:

A few months ago, Tim was sleeping rough and walking a tightrope of mental health and substance abuse issues. He’s doing really well now, and he's generously shared his journey here. 

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October 2016

Giving People Their Lives Back:

DCM staff member Alan spends his time connecting with taumai on a daily basis, building a rapport of trust, often with the help of a guitar or two.  He speaks with us about his work. 

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March 2017

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The Life-Changing Chair:

Few of us would count going to the dentist as a life-changing experience. However, Tihema Nicol knows she’s changing lives when she brings her dentist skills to the people of Wellington at DCM's Dental Service.

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August 2017

Helping Others Stay Housed:

Sometimes it's not just about getting housed but about staying housed. After spending four years on the street himself, Wellington local Alexi knows what it's like to be homeless more than most. These days, he's a proud part of the team at DCM who offer a helping hand to taumai at risk of losing their accommodation.

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October 2017