Methodist Social Services presents the heart and face of Methodism on the front line in the Hamilton and Waikato community. While Methodism provides much of our funding, our services and programmes are open to everyone.

We have been operating for more than 30 years, working with people on the margins of our community; many are socially isolated and often ignored or invisible to the general population. For the Disability Sector, we provide a range of skill-based activities designed to challenge participants to learn and grow through their participation.

For the community we offer practical help in the form of a warm, nutritious meal and other food assistance, advocacy, information and referrals to health, housing and budgeting services.

We aim to empower communities through compassion. 

Our Mission 

To challenge social injustice, affirm the fullness of life and empower those who are vulnerable.

Our Values

Manaakitanga - showing respect, generosity and care for others

Arohatanga -  showing affection, kindness and charity to others

Kotahitanga - showing collective unity and sharing of others

The Methodist Mission

The Hamilton Methodist Social Services Trust was registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 on 1 February 2008.

Methodist Social Services is proud to be a part of the Methodist Alliance. The Methodist Alliance is a formal alliance of the Methodist Missions, parishes and community based social services and trusts within Aotearoa.

MCA works in collaboration with:

Hamilton Combined Christian Foodbank Trust

MCA is generously funded by:

Hamilton East Methodist Church

Hamilton Methodist Church Trust


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