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

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

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

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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