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From the desk of Mike Williams: An update from our General Manager

I hope the very slight relaxing of restrictions over the past fortnight has allowed some of you to branch out a little further from your homes. Perhaps a walk on the beach or at a park, reconnections with family or someone close to you as you expand your respective bubbles to include other essential people in your lives. It is reassuring to think that we may be entering Alert Level 2 very soon and at Anglican Family Care we are already in the advanced stages of making plans to ensure we have a safe transition back to our offices in Dunedin, Oamaru, Balclutha, Alexandra and Wanaka. Much still depends on the announcement of the Government on Monday 11 May and the safety measures required to undertake work such as ours safely.

Posted: Friday May 8, 2020

An update from the desk of our General Manager, Mike Williams

As you will all know by now New Zealand moves to National Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm next Monday 27 April - a welcome progression in the governments plan to eliminate COVID-19. This update in status will not mean any immediate change for Anglican Family Care. Our staff will continue to work from their homes and provide support to whnau and tamariki through phone/video calls, texting and emails, which continue to temporarily replace the usual home visits. Our communication channels will remain open, and we are still responding to new referrals and working to support Otago families.

Posted: Friday April 24, 2020

From the desk of our General Manager, Mike Williams

Just over three weeks ago, Anglican Family Care (as with the rest of the country) had to respond to a rapidly changing landscape as the Government implemented its COVID-19 response. As most of our work with whnau and tamariki is done in their homes, and face to face, our staff needed to adapt quickly to a new way of working. And while we wait with some optimism to see what a potential change in the National Alert System might mean for us, the work goes on.

Posted: Thursday April 16, 2020

A message from our General Manager, Mike Williams

As we pass the halfway point of the initial four-week lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and head into the Easter break, I thought I would share an update on how Anglican Family Care is continuing to work.

Posted: Thursday April 9, 2020

An update from our General Manager, Mike Williams

Since my last message a week ago, I would like to take this opportunity to update you on the work we are all doing at Anglican Family Care in keeping connected to our clients, whnau and communities. Our mission and purpose hasnt changed - it is actually now more than ever extremely essential.

Posted: Friday April 3, 2020

An important message from our General Manager, Mike Williams

Kia ora koutou, The Prime Minister's recent announcement on measures taken to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will have a significant impact on normal life for all in our communities. This includes Anglican Family Care and the services we provide.

Posted: Tuesday March 24, 2020

Because of You... Families Are Stronger

For many of the families we support, the reality of financial hardship, poor mental health, harmful relationships, drug and alcohol issues contribute to a breakdown in social, health and whanau wellbeing. A poverty of spirit. A loss of hope. And we are often charged with intervening in the chaos and helping to shape an alternative future with families.

Posted: Monday March 2, 2020

Riverstone Castle Tour & Lunch

29 February 2020

Posted: Sunday December 1, 2019

Long-Standing Community Relationship is Now Exposed

Since 2011, Carbase/Dunedin Kia has helped us procure quality used vehicles for our fleet all on a tight budget. It has been important that the vehicles have been comfortable and safe for both our staff, as well as the children and families which we support.

Posted: Sunday December 1, 2019

Wanaka Community Hubs opens

Pictured are Vicki our Central Otago Team Leader, with Social Worker Rebecca, who recently celebrated taking up residency in Wanaka's new Community Hub, located at 40 McDougall Street, Wanaka.

Posted: Sunday December 1, 2019

Celebrating 10 Years of Caregiving

Viv Robb has been a caregiver for Anglican Family Care for 10 years and we took the opportunity to thank her on behalf of the many families she has supported over this time.

Posted: Sunday December 1, 2019

Because of You... Families Are Thriving

In this summer edition of Community Connect, we talked to Kaiya about her engagement and experience with the nationally recognised voluntary Family Start programme, delivered throughout Otago.

Posted: Sunday December 1, 2019

New Practice Manager Appointed

October saw the end of an era with the departure of our long-standing Practice Manager, Kathy.

Posted: Sunday December 1, 2019

Street Appeal Update

Thank you to all our volunteers who made our Street Appeal such a success on Friday. Teams from Ray White Dunedin, Roslyn Pharmacy, St Hilda's Collegiate School, St Paul's Cathedral, and St Mark's Balclutha joined us and others at sites across Dunedin and Balclutha, with Concord School and Carisbrook School hosting a mufti day to raise over $3,000 to support Otago whnau.

Posted: Sunday December 1, 2019

Christmas Holiday Hours

We wish all our families and supporters a happy Christmas season. We will be closed from 12 noon 24 December and reopen on 6 January 2020.

Posted: Sunday December 1, 2019

Thank You

With 2019 winding down and 2020 right around the corner, we wanted to say thank you to all of our fantastic volunteers, supporters and donors for your continued support, we really appreciate it!

Posted: Sunday December 1, 2019

We Have Our Own Calendar!

Thanks to a grant from the Southern Trust, we have produced our own 2020 calendar. All of the artwork has been donated by our friends and supporters. Order yours today by clicking on the link below

Posted: Tuesday October 1, 2019

We Need Street Appeal Volunteers

CAN YOU HELP US on Friday 29 November?

Posted: Tuesday October 1, 2019

Thank You

We remain deeply humbled by the offers of support our Wish List has generated.

Posted: Tuesday October 1, 2019

Thank You St Hilda's Collegiate School

St Hildas Collegiate School has been a longtime supporter of AFC and continues to commit to help vulnerable people in our community.

Posted: Tuesday October 1, 2019