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, with other branches in Balclutha, Oamaru and Alexandra.

Our main focus is children, young people and their families, 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".

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Our Mission

Providing social services in Otago to children and families from diverse backgrounds to restore well being and enhance their social resiliency.

Our Vision

That the values of Anglican Family Care are embedded at every level of the organisation, so outcomes contribute significantly to a just, caring, respectful and healthy community.

Our Beliefs

Jesus Christ said “Love God and Love Your Neighbour”.

Firstly, the love of God guides and over-arches all we do. Secondly, a love for all people is central to the values which inform our work.

Our Values

  • Whanaukataka / 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
  • Kotahitaka / Common Purpose — we endeavour to enhance our work by building lasting relationships on a strong foundation
  • Manaakitaka / Looking After People — we honour our responsibility to be respectful, supportive and honest in our communications
  • Mahi Tahi / Working Together — we work together to create an environment in which diversity is acknowledged and nurtured
  • Whakahirahira / Excellence — we strive for the very best at all times with all people and seek to be professional in all situations
  • Awhinataka / 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 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.