What We Do
ATWC’s integrated Family, Early Education and Social Work services and programmes help to protect, nurture and provide opportunities for up to 3000 children, young people and their families across Auckland.
The Government has established a Royal Commission to gather evidence and information about abuse in State care and faith-based institutions between 1950 and 1999.
The Anglican Church is included in the inquiry because, as a faith-based institution, we provided care for children, young people and vulnerable adults in various ways through this period.Find out more > > >
A Brief History
The Anglican Trust for Women and Children is one of Auckland’s oldest charities – with its origins stretching back more than 150 years.
During the 1850s Auckland was a hard-drinking, rough pioneer society where children had no automatic right to schooling. Many suffered from life-threatening diseases, were abandoned by their parents or sent out to work early.
In 1858 the Anglican Church set up an orphan’s home at a cottage in Parnell to help some of the city’s many neglected children.
Through the generosity and kindness of individuals and businesses within our community the ATWC is able to provide services to those in need. If you’d like to help us continue our great work read on below.