Dunedin Night Shelter Trust - providing emergency accommodation for those in need

We'd like to acknowledge the team behind the Dunedin Night Shelter for providing free emergency accommodation to both men and women in need.

Located at 18 Lees Street, the Dunedin Night Shelter is open everyday from 6pm until 9am. The people who arrive at their shelter face a lot of challenges and a lack of resources. The Dunedin Night Shelter offers:

  • An evening meal
  • Showering facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • A warm and safe bed for the night
  • Breakfast and a chance to pack a lunch for the day. 

The Dunedin Night Shelter staff are made up of community workers. From April 2021 to August 2021, they hosted a total of 97 guests, 22 women and 75 men, for a total of 311 bed nights.

Recently, due to the recent COVID-19 lockdowns, they've had a need to increase the numbers of Night Supervisors. The grant they received through the Catalytic Foundation helped to ensure that the Dunedin Night Shelter was able to remain open, providing 24-hour accommodation under Levels 3 and 4. The Catalytic Foundation are proud to have helped this worthwhile charity, especially during these trying times. 

The recent findings from our Covid-19 Community Needs research has found that community charities need our help now more than ever. Please consider a donation or setting up workplace giving so we can get support to where it's needed most.