About Us

Anglican Family Care is a social services agency that has served the people of Dunedin and Otago since 1970. Our main office is based in Dunedin. The rural offices are based in Balclutha, Oamaru, Alexandra, and Wanaka.

Our main focus is tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau, but we also provide services that support individuals in need.

Our services are for all people regardless of beliefs because we respect the values and beliefs of the Anglican Church, especially “To respond to human needs by loving service".

Our Vision

Strong, connected and thriving whānau and tamariki

Our Mission

Working together with Otago whānau to make change that inspires hope for a better future

Our Values

Artboard 1Whanaukataka / Sense of Family 

- our core values encompass all aspects of the family

- we promote and generate respect for each other, and for those with whom we work


Artboard 6Kotahitaka / Common Purpose 

- we endeavour to enhance our work by building lasting relationships on a strong foundation

Artboard 4Manaakitaka / Looking after People

we honour our responsibility to be respectful, supportive and honest in our communications.

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Mahi Tahi / Working Together 

- we work together to create an environment in which diversity is acknowledged and nurtured

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Whakahirahira / Excellence 

- we strive for the very best at all times with all people and seek to be professional in all situations

Artboard 5Awhinataka / Stewardship

- we recognise that when we support others we are at all times acting for the whole agency and for all people


Our programmes are government-funded and approved, and delivered free-of-charge to our diverse client base. The majority of our work is funded under contract with Oranga Tamariki and the Ministry of Social Development. The Ministry of Justice funds our Restorative Justice Otago service. As well as our programmes, we deliver other important services to support families and individuals in the Otago region. It is our generous donors that make this possible, and we are hugely grateful for this! Please consider being a part of supporting the Otago community by supporting us.

Anglican Family Care is proudly associated with the Anglican Care Network