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Because of You... Families are Courageous

Family Start (FS) is a home visiting programme that focuses on improving children’s growth and health, learning and relationships, family circumstances, environment, and safety and helps to ensure there are positive outcomes for the parent/caregiver and child. The programme supports whānau to negotiate through some of life’s challenges that may impact the wellbeing and safety of the parent /caregiver or child.

Posted: Tuesday November 9, 2021

Saying Farewell To A Legendary Advocate

It is with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Anne Turvey on September 1st, 2021.

Posted: Monday November 8, 2021

Break the cycle of Period Poverty

“Period poverty is an issue facing large numbers of individuals and whānau throughout Aotearoa. When an individual is unable to access adequate period products, they frequently miss school or work, and are forced to use substandard, unhygienic alternatives, such as toilet paper or rags.” – AWWA Period Care.

Posted: Monday November 8, 2021

Donate Now

Yes! I would like to make a difference to Otago families

Posted: Sunday November 7, 2021

Keep up to date with Anglican Family Care

Did you know we have a Facebook page?

Posted: Sunday November 7, 2021

Thank You

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters who have helped us throughout the year. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to proceed with our supporters thank you luncheon this December. We wish you all a festive Christmas and look forward to reconnecting safely in 2022.

Posted: Sunday November 7, 2021

Christmas Holiday Hours

We wish all our families and supporters a happy Christmas season. We will be closed from 4.30pm 23 December and reopen on 5 January 2022.

Posted: Sunday November 7, 2021

Caregivers are ordinary people, doing extraordinary things

Can you open your heart and home for one more?

Posted: Sunday November 7, 2021

Be A ChangeMaker

Have you considered setting up a regular donation so that your goodwill can be spread throughout the year?

Posted: Sunday November 7, 2021

Our Christmas Wishlist

Each of the following items will help our practice teams support parents/caregivers to develop and strengthen their parenting skills, so that their children are able to reach their full potential:

Posted: Sunday November 7, 2021

Our Year of Celebration Continues...

Update on 50th Anniversary Events

Posted: Sunday November 7, 2021

Honouring Our Past, Celebrating The Present, Embracing and Planning Our Future

As we focus on sustainability and safety, we have started developing a sustainability map, beginning with upgrading eleven fleet vehicles, all with 5-star safety ratings, six are hybrid. Our commitment to protecting the environment and keeping our people safe at work continues.

Posted: Sunday November 7, 2021

Level 2 Update

Now that New Zealand is at Alert Level Two, we are ready to reopen our doors!! From Thursday 9th September, we will be open by appointment only, and introducing some new health and safety measures, including wearing a face mask before entering our building. We are certainly looking forward to seeing each other in person rather than through a computer screen!

Posted: Wednesday September 8, 2021

Level 3 Update

As we all know, Aotearoa New Zealand south of the Auckland region entered Alert Level 3 of the government COVID-19 response at 11.59pm last night. This means that Anglican Family Care will continue to work remotely, and our offices in Dunedin, Balclutha, Alexandra, Wānaka and Oamaru will remain closed. While we cannot accommodate face-to-face appointments, staff across all of our sites and services/programmes will continue to work directly with whānau via phone, video, or email. Our 0800FAMCARE number is operating as normal, and any calls or messages will be directed to the appropriate person. For the best information on what Alert Level 3 means for you, please go to https://covid19.govt.nz

Posted: Tuesday August 31, 2021

Kia ora koutou

The Prime Minister's announcement last night on Alert Level 4 lockdown measures taken to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 Delta variant has had immediate impact on our communities, and the work of Anglican Family Care.

Posted: Wednesday August 18, 2021

Because Of You... Families Are Capable

We provide restorative justice (RJ) services to the Dunedin and Alexandra courts. This community-based justice programme offers victims of a crime an opportunity to participate in a process to address the harm done, with referrals received through the courts or the Police Diversion Scheme.

Posted: Tuesday June 1, 2021

Winter is almost upon us

Winter is almost upon us and our teams throughout Otago need your help in providing these essential items to families this season:

Posted: Monday May 31, 2021

Cheque-ing Out

By mid-June this year, all major New Zealand banks will have phased out cheques, and we will be unable to accept donations in this way from 1 June 2021.

Posted: Monday May 31, 2021

Thank You

We’ve received some generous support from our community that have included: hygiene product packs, toys and clothing for children, and donations of funds, big and small. We, and the families we support, are extremely grateful.

Posted: Monday May 31, 2021

News from our Board of Trustees

For the first time in our history, the Anglican Family Care Board of Trustees has recently initiated a governance internship. It demonstrates a progressive, solution-focused approach to address the difficulty in attracting people to Charitable Trust Board roles, targeting the 20 to 35 year age group. It is a non-voting role, with a two-year commitment and the intern has the opportunity to continue as a board member after the internship, where the programme would be rerun.

Posted: Monday May 31, 2021