Bathgate Park School - Toy Donation

THANK YOU to the Uenuku students at Bathgate Park School for their donation of toys for children at Christmas.

Posted: Tuesday December 8, 2015

“Counselling gave me the tools to help myself, and move from feeling pretty low to being able to face each day with more optimism. Until I started counselling, I didn’t realise how much stress I was under and how this affected my three young children. Life can be chaotic and demanding, but I realised that spending a little time for myself has helped me and my family tremendously. I now live with hope for a brighter future, and my children are happier too"

Posted: Tuesday December 1, 2015

“I was in a very difficult place in my life, but counselling helped me more than I could have imagined. My counsellor really understood me, and helped me to deal with my problems in a more constructive way. Counselling helped me to focus on getting my life back on track, and for that I am really grateful"

Posted: Tuesday December 1, 2015

Thank you Choose Kids!

We'd like thank Choose Kids,  for the Stationery Drive recently organised on campus for local Dunedin Schools. We were so impressed with the terrific response from students who donated 979 stationery items, such as pens, pencils, folders, paper and printers.  The stationery collected has been distributed to eight Dunedin Schools, including the six schools Anglican Family Care works with though the Social Workers in Schools Programme.

Posted: Tuesday December 1, 2015

 "I would recommend counselling to anyone. It has given me the ability to see my strengths, and confidence to make new choices. I am now in control of my life, and feel better than I have felt in a long time. Counselling also helped my family because I am now more positive and relaxed with them” 

Posted: Monday November 30, 2015

White Ribbon Riders Say No to Family Violence

Riding their Harley motorcycles to raise awareness, the bikers arrived at The Warehouse Café in South Dunedin for breakfast this morning ready to make some noise. This group is touring New Zealand over a period of about nine days with the agenda of getting people to talk about family violence. The White Ribbon Ride occurs every November when riders pick up support throughout towns in the North and South Islands.

Posted: Monday November 23, 2015

Not Letting the Holidays Put You into Debt

This is the time of year when many families overspend and end up in financial debt. Oftentimes the true realisation of their situation comes too late as fees and interest have already accumulated. Anglican Family Care’s Budget Advisor, Fiona, says that families can stop the cycle of debt and have a more enjoyable Christmas.

Posted: Sunday November 15, 2015

Big Value Christmas is Priceless

Anglican Family Care was one of several organisations who participated in the Big Value Christmas. In its second year, the event proved successful once again as families and children gathered to make crafts, exchange gifts and spend some fun time together.

Posted: Sunday November 15, 2015

A Christmas to Look Forward To

It’s encouraging to see those who are facing the holiday with uplifted spirits and a renewed sense of hope. 

Posted: Sunday November 15, 2015

The Gift of Helping Others

The spirit of giving thrives this season as volunteers from Cadbury spend a day helping others.

Posted: Friday November 6, 2015

'It’s Not OK' Campaign Against Family Violence

'It’s Not Ok' is a national campaign that aims to reduce and prevent family violence by changing the attitudes of society. Jane Hutton, Anglican Family Care Team Leader of South and Central Otago, has been instrumental in bringing this campaign to the community of Balclutha. She’s eager to raise awareness of this social issue and to get people talking. 

Posted: Wednesday October 21, 2015

Michelle's Story

Michelle* became a client  of Anglican Family Care  when her physician made a referral with regards to her son and his behaviour. However, after working with Anglican Family Care social worker Jackie for some time, it became apparent that there was more going on in the home than a young child’s behavioural issues. Jackie recognised this and promptly stepped in to ask the right questions at the right time. As it turned out, Michelle was living with a violent man who was abusive and controlling.

Posted: Tuesday October 20, 2015

Bird Mosaic Ready to Take Flight

Elle Brittain is excited to help her students create mosaics of New Zealand birds. Both Elle and her students participate in Anglican Family Care’s Social Workers in Schools Programme at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti. The project they're currently working on is called ‘Tiakina te Taiao, Tiakina I a Tātou Katoa: Looking After the Environment, Looking After Us All’. This project seeks to explore strategies of how students can look after themselves as well as others. 

Posted: Monday October 5, 2015

St Hilda’s School is Living out their Faith

St Hilda’s Collegiate School has made the commitment to help those less fortunate in our community. Together with Anglican Family Care, they are keen to address local needs and concerns. 

Posted: Saturday October 3, 2015

Cadbury Choc Art of Creativity Workshops

Anglican Family Care participated in the Cadbury Carnival’s, Choc Art of Creativity workshops during the second week of the July school holidays. The Choc Art workshops provided chocolate opportunities galore for children (and adults alike!).  Participants were able to paint with chocolate, make chocolate moulds, decorate a giant cookie and then wrap it all up in a chocolate bowl.

Posted: Friday October 2, 2015

Food Bank Shortages - Can you help? 

Can you please help us restock our shelves for families in need? The food Bank is currently in short supply of the following items: 

Posted: Thursday September 24, 2015

Anglican Family Care Welcomes New Board Member, Kyle Forde

Kyle Forde grew up in Dunedin and is intimately familiar with our city. He has a strong desire to help those in need and envisions great possibilities for our community that would enhance the lives of those most in need.

Posted: Sunday August 23, 2015

Firewood for Families Appeal

Hi Everyone, as you well know we’ve had several requests from our client families for firewood this winter. In response to this need,  we have launched an appeal via our facebook and givealittle pages.  We're looking to raise about $1,000. 

Posted: Thursday August 13, 2015

Thank You for Your Support!

Thanks to your support, our Movie Night Fundraising Event raised over $6,000! All proceeds will support children and families in Otago. We'd like to give a special thanks to the following individuals and organisations who made this event possible.....

Posted: Friday July 3, 2015

A 'Family Start' Success Story

In July,  Family Start  will celebrate its 15th year anniversary with Anglican Family Care. To mark this special occasion we’d like to share the story of one Mum who went through the programme, developed life-long skills and confidence, and is now helping other Mums in our community. 

Posted: Tuesday June 16, 2015