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.

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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.


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Please respect our wishes to restrict any non essential visitors to Granger Grove in the effort to keep our families safe during the COVID 19 pandemic.

ATWC are following The Ministry of Health guidelines through this time.

COVID 19 update

The ATWC offices based in Avondale, Glen Innes – Tamaki and Otahuhu are closed.  We will however continue to provide phone based social work, youth mentoring, counselling, financial mentoring and whanau support to those families currently enrolled onto any ATWC program.

If you need support during this difficult time please contact your social worker, youth mentor or whanau coordinator.  If you require financial mentoring, counselling support or advocacy please email info@atwc.org.nz and provide a contact phone number, an ATWC staff member will contact you within 24 hours.

If you situation is an emergency – please refer to the emergency contact numbers below:

Work and Income services centres are closed, however you can apply for assistance via MyMSD or phone the contact centre on 0800 559 009.

If you need some assistance with food these food banks may be able to help out, ring first for instructions of how they are operating to ensure physical distancing.