Since 1883, The Salvation Army has fought poverty and social and spiritual distress in New Zealand. As a leading agent of social change, we are focussed on providing help to those who need it the most.
For over 135 years, we've been committed to our mission of caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society. With our pioneering work in early New Zealand around prison reform, welfare services and alcohol addiction support, we have long played a vital role in the social reform of this country. Today, we're there to help more than 120,000 families and individuals in need each year—with budgeting advice, food and housing assistance, life-skills programmes and other support.
Find out below about how we've grown alongside New Zealanders over the past 135 years.