Finding and filling the needs of all people city wide.
TRANSFORMING LIVES AND COMMUNITY
The Auckland Dream Centre is a non-profit charitable organisation, reaching out to find and fill the needs of the youth, individuals and families of Aotearoa.
The Auckland Dream Centre serves as a resource centre focused on finding solutions to homelessness, hunger, and the lack of education through community engagement and transformation initiatives and various mentorship programmes within communities, schools and in collaboration with NZ Police youth aid referrals. A large focus of our services includes 24/7 wrap-around youth care services in partnership and supported by Oranga Tamariki.
Our mission is to connect people to a community of support by providing free resources and services that address immediate and long-term needs.
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 wellbeing programmes, budgeting advice, medical health checks, consultation and more. As an extension of our community outreach, we have various mentorship programmes within schools and in collaboration with NZ Police youth aid referrals.
“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 purpose is to find and fill the needs of youth in Aotearoa so that our young people know they are valued, redeemed, cared for, transformed, empowered and supported.
The Auckland Dream Centre does this through 24/7 live-in youth care 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 in our care contribute back to the community through active participation working alongside us meeting the needs that will bring meaningful engagement towards transformation.
The Dream Centre Foodbank Resource community engagement through our Adopt a Block 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. Our usual monthly distribution of 3000 articles of free clothing to the various Adopt a Block communities with the goal of meeting a need.
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.
We couldn’t do it without our community. Partnering with our local, national, and international businesses and corporations, through philanthropic support, we are able to continue our mission through event and program initiative sponsorships, or donations of products and services.
You can give to the Dream Centre in many ways. You can give your time, donate food, clothes household items or financially. To make a financial contribution/donation you can email us directly for bank account details: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.