Finding and filling the needs of all people city wide.
The Auckland Dream Centre is a non-profit organisation, reaching out to find and fill the needs of the youth, individuals and families of Aotearoa.
We do this through Youth Care Services, Community Engagement and Transformation, Mentorship Programmes, Street Outreach to the unsheltered community of Auckland, Educational support and our Foodbank and Clothing Outreach. Meeting people where they are at to bring hope & restoration back into their lives.
It is a great honour and privilege to be associated with Andrew and Moira Brown and the Auckland Dream Centre, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Dream Center. The Browns are truly great people of integrity and passion for reaching hurting people with the love of Jesus. It is the very reason we placed them in New Zealand to found and build a Dream Center.
Tommy Barnett, Co-Founder, LA Dream Centre
Adopt-A-Block is a volunteer-driven community outreach that finds the needs and heals the hurt. Adopt-A-Block activities include school beautification projects, food distribution, clothing giveaways, neighbourhood clean-ups, sport and fitness programmes, budgeting advice, medical health checks, consultation and more.
“We get to serve” is a mandate that Dream Centre Volunteers thrive off as they serve the people of our nation that find refuge on the streets of our city and those that are dealing with substance abuse. We have teams that consistently serve and minister to our unsheltered community.
The Street outreach teams are able to meet the immediate needs with food and hot drinks but also share vital information about The Dream Centre’s programs and services and the love of Jesus.
Our heart, is to find and fill the needs of youth in Aotearoa, so our young people know they are valued, redeemed, cared for, transformed, empowered and supported.
The Dream Centre does this through 24/7 live-in and wrap-around services for youth referred by Oranga Tamariki. The services involve life skills training, youth mentoring, wellbeing and fitness, foster care intervention, counselling and community engagement and transformation. Meeting people where they are at to bring hope & restoration back into their lives.
Youth that transition out of the youth care programme, become actively involved in transforming our city.
The Dream Centre Foodbank resources our community engagement programmes like Adopt-A-Block and Street Outreach by providing food parcels and pre-cooked meals to families and individuals in need within our reach.
Along with our Foodbank, The Clothing Outreach resources our community engagement programmes.
In a typical month, we distribute around 3,000 articles of clothing to the different communities we have adopted, with the goal of finding a need and filling it.
We have a dedicated team of 90 volunteers that serve in the various programmes and services we run through the Auckland Dream Centre. If you want to know how you can serve or be part of our outreach teams. You can contact Harbourside Reception or the following Dream Centre contacts.
You can give to the Dream Centre in many ways. You can give your time, donate items or financially.
P: +64 9 489 0930
F: +64 9 489 0931
Drop off point for food or clothing donations for the Auckland Dream Centre: Harbourside Church, 48 Esmonde Rd, Takapuna.
Andrew and Moira are passionate about community transformation and are dedicated to changing the atmosphere of this city.
Harbourside Church is home to the Auckland Dream Centre. We get to serve together showing how churches and outreach centres can work together to make a huge impact for God’s Kingdom.