DCM (formerly known as Inner City Ministry and then Downtown Community Ministry) has been working in the city of Wellington for more than 50 years to “focus on the needs of, and to help empower, those marginalised in the city.” (DCM Constitution 1969.) Over the past 15 years, DCM has adopted the byline “together we can end homelessness in Wellington” which reflects the current focus on the needs of one key marginalised group – people experiencing homelessness, or who are at risk of homelessness, supporting them on a journey towards sustainable housing and wellbeing. DCM is a stable organisation and has a diverse and sustainable funding base, including many Wellingtonians – individual donors, businesses, groups and faith communities – as well as the Wellington City Council, the New Zealand government and government agencies and charitable trusts.