DCM works with people who are homeless in Wellington. We work with people to find and sustain housing, access a benefit and manage their money, and to connect to whānau, health and other services and supports. We call the people we work with taumai, meaning to settle. This reflects the journey we embark on together to become settled, stable and well. DCM is with them every step of the way, and you can be too. We exist because Wellington needs us. Homelessness is increasing in our city. Last year more than 1000 people came to DCM for support; over the last five years, the number of people coming to DCM who are experiencing homelessness has risen by 38 percent. Even more concerning, the number of people who are "without shelter" (sleeping rough or living in cars) has more than doubled. We believe that, together, we can end homelessness here in Wellington. Our number one priority is getting people off the streets and into sustainable living arrangements, and we offer a range of supports and services along the way to cater for everyone who walks through our door.