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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COVID 19 update

The ATWC office in Beatty Street will be open from 8am – 4.30pm for pre-arranged meetings from Monday 18th May.

At Alert level 2, ATWC staff members will be attending pre-arranged home visits under safe conditions and referrals to all services will be open.

We are thrilled that ATWC Op Shops will re-open on Monday 18th May, we ask that customers maintain physical distancing and follow protocol in our Op Shops.

We are ensuring the highest level of hygiene is maintained in our work spaces, shops, in homes and in ATWC vehicles.

ATWC will continue to keep the majority of our communications via phone call, text message, email or Zoom calls.

For all external visitors, please ensure you connect to the QR code at reception as this will make it easier to ensure accurate contract tracing if required by the Ministry of Health.

We are looking forward to continuing our support services for families and children. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this transition stage.

For any further enquires please call 09 276 3729 or email us on info@atwc.org.nz