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

House & Garden Tour Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who supported our House & Garden Tour Fundraiser in February

Posted: Monday May 31, 2021

50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

We are celebrating our 50th Anniversary with a celebration dinner at Selwyn College on 16 October 2021. We would love for you to join us, so mark the date in your calendar now and keep an eye on your emails and our Facebook page for more details

Posted: Monday May 31, 2021

Our Year of Celebration Continues

Honouring our past, celebrating the present, embracing our future

Posted: Monday May 31, 2021

“It was life-changing” How Circle of Security Empowers Whānau

Parents are connected to our services for a range of reasons, some contact us directly (self-refer), and others are referred by another service, when it is recognised that professional parenting support would be beneficial for a family. We recently spoke to Jamey who shared her parenting journey with us.

Posted: Monday May 31, 2021

Donate Now

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

Posted: Monday May 31, 2021

From the desk of Mike Williams, General Manager

E ngā hau e whā, tēnā koutou katoa

Posted: Wednesday March 31, 2021

Southern Service: The First 50 Years Of Dunedin's Family Care Centre Book Launch

An extraordinary story of vision, innovation, risk-taking, occasional crises and sheer hard work.

Posted: Monday March 29, 2021

Caregivers are ordinary people, doing extraordinary things

Find out more about becoming a caregiver this Foster Care Awareness Week

Posted: Wednesday March 10, 2021

2021 marks the 50th year of Anglican Family Care and we are planning a year of celebration!

Beginning with a HOUSE & GARDEN TOUR on 14 February, we have an array of stunning homes to view & gardens to stroll through on the Taieri. One of our featured gardens has a collection of heritage roses that have been recognised as “A Garden of National Significance” (5 stars), as assessed by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture.

Posted: Thursday December 31, 2020

From the desk of our General Manager, Mike Williams

As 2020 draws to a close, plans have been finalised for our upcoming 50th anniversary to celebrate the inauguration of Anglican Family Care (AFC) in 1971. Inside this Spring/Summer edition of Community Connect, you will find more details about upcoming events planned for 2021.

Posted: Monday December 14, 2020

Christmas Closure Dates

We wish all our families and supporters a happy Christmas season. We will be closed from Christmas Eve and reopen on 5 January 2021.

Posted: Monday December 14, 2020

Thank You!

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

Posted: Monday December 14, 2020

As we prepare for the holidays and the festive season, it can be a very difficult time of year for many families we support.

The commercial pressure on parents to provide a perfect Christmas for the children can lead to high levels of anxiety and frustration; they feel challenged in providing an experience they feel their children should have.

Posted: Monday December 14, 2020

New Board Chair & Deputy Chair

After 6 years at the helm of the Board of Trustees, our Board Chair Jim Hawker decided the time was right for succession.

Posted: Monday December 14, 2020

Strengthening Our Anglican Connections

As we start to think about the next 50 years and how we continue to deliver quality social services in Otago, sustainability is more than just a buzz word within our sector right now – in fact it’s a reality, and a necessity as we consider how the agency responds to a global pandemic, and the impact of reduced community giving.

Posted: Monday December 14, 2020

The Times May Have Changed But Our Purpose Remains The Same

2021 marks the 50th year of Anglican Family Care and we are planning a year of celebration!

Posted: Monday December 14, 2020

Farewell To Influential Trustee & Former Board Chair Hilary Allison

At our recent AGM (held in September at St Matthew’s Church), our Board of Trustees Chair Jim Hawker farewelled long-standing Board Member Hilary Allison. Jim acknowledged Hilary’s remarkable contribution, joining the AFC Board in 2000, serving twenty years as a trustee with twelve years as the Board Chair.

Posted: Monday December 14, 2020

Staff Celebrations

Posted: Monday December 14, 2020

Because of You... Families are Confident

Family Start is a free home visiting programme that provides support to expectant parents, and parents of newborn and young children. We asked two clients to tell us about each of their experiences of the programme.

Posted: Monday December 14, 2020