“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

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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

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

From the desk of our General Manager, Mike Williams

You may have heard already that there are changes happening with the Anglican Family Care Centre Board of Trustees. After 6 years at the helm, our Chairperson Jim Hawker has decided the time is right for succession. The Board have subsequently elected Ruth Zeinert to assume the role of Chairperson effective from the next Board meeting on 26 November 2020.

Posted: Thursday October 29, 2020

Anglican Family Care's 2020 Annual General Meeting

We would like to invite you to our 2020 Annual General Meeting to hear about the work we have done in the last year to support more than 2,200 Otago children and their families.

Posted: Wednesday September 9, 2020

From the desk of our General Manager, Mike Williams

Remember the days of the old schoolyard…? We’re working hard to ensure the next generation of children’s memories of their early days will be a nostalgic mix of hope, happiness and promise.

Posted: Sunday July 26, 2020


Our services stretch the length and breadth of Otago; in this winter edition of Community Connect, we focus on our rural services and share both a young mum’s and a social workers’ experience, as they both reflect on how our parenting services help to foster positive change for whānau.

Posted: Wednesday June 3, 2020