Resident in the Community - Auckland City Mission
Resident was proud to support HomeGround, the new building of Auckland City Mission - Te Tāpui Atawhai by donating a selection of Pier Barstools by Léonard Kadid.
HomeGround is a place of transformation and healing for people in desperate need, while welcoming all Aucklanders through the doors.
“This long held, precious dream is finally a reality,” says Missioner – Manutaki, Helen Robinson. “For more than a decade, the Mission team and our supporters have been meticulously planning and building HomeGround.”
Designed by Stevens Lawson Architects, this purpose-built space is a thriving central city community hub. In HomeGround, the Auckland City Mission – Te Tāpui Atawhai, offers a wide range of services and facilities for people in desperate need, while welcoming all of Auckland to enjoy the building. HomeGround has 11 floors. It features 80 apartments with a shared rooftop garden and lounge, a community dining room, community spaces, a multi-disciplinary health centre, a pharmacy, addiction withdrawal services and retail spaces.
The Mission is focused on becoming a true Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner. Proudly wearing the Māori name, Te Tāpui Atawhai, they are committed to an equitable Aotearoa. Te Tāpui Atawhai represents the connection across the whānau whānui (wider family), a compassionate approach to care and support. The kupu (word) Tāpui comes from nature – it is a whānau connected to each other – and Atawhai relates to compassion and kindness.
The Mission are improving services to recognise and practice tikanga (customary practices), so Māori who come to them for support are well respected in a welcoming and familiar environment. One service, Te Whare Hīnātore, is entirely led by kaupapa Māori (Māori approach). Other services incorporate elements of Māori culture, they have sought the expertise of Ngāti Whātua o Orakei for guidance on many aspects of the building.
Donate to Auckland City Mission here