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The Vicariate for Catholic Social Services is the social outreach agency of the Archdiocese of Wellington. Our work includes social work, short term therapeutic interventions, prison chaplaincy, hospital chaplaincy, support for refugee resettlement, community advocacy and support for people going through loss and change through the Seasons for Growth programme. All are welcome and our services are available to people of all backgrounds and beliefs.




Will you help us to support those in real need?



To download a printable version of our Kotahitanga Appeal letter, click the top link below.

Kotahitanga Appeal-Nov 2023

Newsletter July-Winter 2023

For help in these times of COVID, click on the link "A Resource For These Times of Covid".

A Resource For These Times of COVID

To see a list of helping agencies by area within the Archdiocese of Wellington, click one of the links below.

Levin and Kapiti list of agencies_Feb 2023

Wairarapa List of Agencies

Blenheim and Kaikoura List of Services 

Nelson Bays List of Services 

Wellington Hutt Valley and Porirua List of Services 

West Coast List of Agencies_May 2024



“Being there for those in difficulty, for refugees and migrants, the poor and the lonely and for the victims and perpetrators of violence and abuse, is a non-negotiable requirement if we are to be faithful to our vocation to be at the service of the world.”

Archbishop John Dew – Synod, 2006

“The measure of the greatness of a society is found in the way it treats those most in need; those who have nothing apart from their poverty”.

Pope Francis – Rio de Janerio, July 2013

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