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Covers Come Off DCM Bookfair This Weekend

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 1:35 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

Final preparations are underway before the covers come off the 2014 DCM Bookfair in Wellington this weekend. More >>

Broadening the Definition of Homelessness

Thursday, 4 July 2013, 2:24 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

DCM commends the Lifewise Big Sleepout taking place in Auckland today. This annual event is a creative way to raise funds while also focussing New Zealanders’ attention on the issue of homelessness. More >>

Sausages and ukes

Friday, 16 December 2011, 5:10 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

Who’s for a BBQ? Better still, who’s for a BBQ with ukuleles providing the sound track? More >>

Corned beef is top of the pops

Thursday, 8 December 2011, 2:06 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

Would a tin of corned beef be what you most look forward to in your Christmas parcel? Maybe not, but that’s the most popular item in the Downtown Community Ministry Christmas parcels, says DCM director Stephanie McIntyre. Other items in the parcels ... More >>

Low-income voters election feedback

Thursday, 1 December 2011, 2:43 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

Low-income voters election feedback 1 December 2011 Low-income voters want support to get jobs was the key message delivered in the Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) waiting room today. Especially those who need ‘a second chance’ because previous ... More >>

Snow and Shelter

Thursday, 18 August 2011, 2:54 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

While the recent chilly weather and snow has brought delight to many Wellingtonians, Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) has concerns for the wellbeing of people living without shelter in the city. In the first quarter of 2011, DCM worked with 19 people ... More >>

Boarding Houses Below Board

Thursday, 4 August 2011, 2:03 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

The Social Services Select Committee heard submissions on the inquiry into boarding houses yesterday. Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) addressed the hearing, and urges the inquiry to implement changes to boarding house conditions. More >>

Shop at Z and Vote for DCM

Friday, 8 July 2011, 8:00 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

From today you can fill your petrol tank at an NZ owned petrol station, and support Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) at the same time – but only for the next month, so get in quick! DCM is excited to be one of the preferred charities of the new Z ... More >>

Food Day Appeal

Wednesday, 8 June 2011, 3:55 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

The first Food Day Appeal for the year will be held this Saturday 11 June. Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) will have volunteers at Newtown New World, City New World and Metro on Willis New World from 9am. “The Food Day Appeal is a really important ... More >>

Call Out for Helpers

Wednesday, 11 May 2011, 3:53 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

With just 10 weeks until the Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) bookfair, we need book-loving volunteers to help us out on July 23 – 24. “Each year close to 100 people help out at the TSB Bank Arena on the weekend of the fair. All those that ... More >>

DCM Bulletin - Appreciation and Policy

Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 4:41 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

The cupboards at Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) are looking much better than they did this time last week, thanks to the kindness of our community. DCM received both financial and food donations from the public for our foodbank, and we are encouraged ... More >>

Our Cupboards are Bare

Wednesday, 20 April 2011, 4:30 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

The Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) foodbank is almost empty. We’ve seen a 44% increase in the number of food parcels given out in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same quarter in 2010. “The situation is dire, we’re seeing a ... More >>

DCM Bulletin - Well-being Project Launch

Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 4:20 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

A new intensive case-management pilot project working with homeless people in Wellington City was launched at Thistle Hall yesterday. “Initially the project will focus on 10 people who have been idenitified as being furthest from having their needs ... More >>

DCM Bulletin 18 March - Housing our Community

Friday, 18 March 2011, 2:18 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

A key issue confronting our Wellington community is the chronic shortage of affordable accomodation. Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) believes its time Wellington recognises the urgent need for an increase in affordable housing, and to look to Australian ... More >>

Launching Welfare Justice

Wednesday, 8 December 2010, 3:21 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

The Welfare Justice (The Alternative Welfare Working Group) final report launch will be held on Thursday 9 December. Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) encourages people to attend the launch and hear the conclusions and recommendations of the Group. Stephanie ... More >>

Stocking Up for the Holidays

Wednesday, 10 November 2010, 2:50 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

The last Food Day Appeal for the year is on Saturday 13 November, and is a great way to support the work that Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) leading up to the holiday season. More >>

People Before Pokies

Wednesday, 3 November 2010, 4:46 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

There is a brief opportunity for the community to tell MPs our views on a fairer distribution of funds from pokie machines to ensure more money goes back into the communities it was lost from. More >>

Foodbank Numbers Up

Wednesday, 4 August 2010, 5:24 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

For the April–June quarter, the Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) foodbank has provided 164 more food parcels than for the same period last year. More >>

Outreach Health

Friday, 23 July 2010, 11:21 am | Downtown Community Ministry

The new Te Aro Health Centre outreach clinic opened in Compassion House this week, upstairs from Downtown Community Ministry (DCM). More >>

Street Banking on the Increase

Thursday, 15 July 2010, 3:09 pm | Downtown Community Ministry

Downtown Community Ministry’s (DCM) street bank has grown in the last financial year! More >>





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