"It’s all about having my worker’s support."

Hannah* from North Otago talked to us about how our Family Start programme for babies and their parents has helped her through tough times.

Posted: Monday May 28, 2018

Grant to support Central Otago services for families.

Anglican Family Care is very grateful to receive a grant from the Central Lakes Trust for the 2018/19 year.

Posted: Monday April 30, 2018

St Columba's fundraiser

Members of St Columba's Church in Wanaka held a stall on 15th April to raise funds for Anglican Family Care.

Posted: Sunday April 15, 2018

Music concert fundraiser

Please join us for a warming winter evening of choirs, candles and hot chocolate!

Posted: Friday April 6, 2018

Winners at The Warehouse!

Thank you to everyone in North Otago who voted for us at The Warehouse in Oamaru.

Posted: Tuesday March 27, 2018

"I felt as though I couldn’t cope with what was happening any longer.”

Jo and her husband, who are raising two of their grandchildren and an adopted child in South Otago, were recently referred to Anglican Family Care for support.

Posted: Wednesday March 7, 2018

Bequest thankfully received

Anglican Family Care was very grateful to receive a bequest in the will of Dunedin woman Josephine Weipers earlier this year. Josephine was an active member of St Peter’s Church in Caversham.

Posted: Tuesday March 6, 2018

Director's newsletter message: Autumn 2018

Welcome to our Autumn 2018 newsletter. This edition focuses on Otago’s rural communities and the support our team can offer families and children during tough times.

Posted: Tuesday March 6, 2018

Meet Vicki McDermott, Team Leader for Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes.

“What I like most about my job is being a witness to incredible stories of change and hope."

Posted: Monday March 5, 2018

Grant received to support children and families in South Otago 

We are extremely grateful to The Trusts Community Foundation for a substantial grant to support our work with South Otago families in need. 

Posted: Tuesday February 13, 2018

Children's Day Out 2018 

This year Children's Day Out will take place on Sunday 4th March to mark Children's Day New Zealand.

Posted: Tuesday February 13, 2018

Bendigo Valley Foundation grant and a significant donation enable purchase of tablets 

We are thrilled to have received funds towards the purchase of five tablets for social workers to use when they visit clients at home. 

Posted: Friday January 12, 2018

Fun and free things to do with kids this summer

Having fun over the holidays with kids doesn't have to be expensive, whatever the weather may bring!

Posted: Tuesday November 28, 2017

About Family Start

This nationally recognised programme helps families who are struggling with challenges that may make it harder for them to care for their baby or young child.

Posted: Tuesday November 28, 2017

"I’m finally able to enjoy life."

We talked to Jodi, a Family Start client, about the support the programme and her whānau worker have provided.

Posted: Tuesday November 28, 2017

"No matter what happened to my family, my whānau worker was there to support me."

Charles, a father of one son, signed up to Family Start without any idea of how much of a valuable start it would give his family. 

Posted: Tuesday November 28, 2017

Summer 2017 newsletter - message from the Director 

We are excited to release our latest newsletter featuring the work of Family Start. 

Posted: Tuesday November 28, 2017

This week is International Restorative Justice Week

International Restorative Justice Week is happening from 19 to 26 November 2017. We offer restorative justice in Otago through the Ministry of Justice.

Posted: Sunday November 19, 2017

Spaces available in our Dunedin Family Start programme

We currently have availability in our Family Start programme. 

Posted: Monday November 6, 2017

Thank you to the ANZ Staff Foundation!

We are very grateful to the ANZ Staff Foundation for their recent grant of $3,200 towards our counselling and play therapy services.

Posted: Monday November 6, 2017