children - the heart of all we do

Ko ngā tamariki te iho o a mātou mahi katoa

The Anglican Trust for Women and Children is a major Auckland family charity and one of the city’s oldest.

We have been helping mothers, children and families since 1858 and are here for the long haul.

Through our family servicesearly education services and social work services we are committed to investing in Auckland’s children and building them the happy, healthy future they deserve.

We need ongoing funding and donations to keep providing our high quality services to Auckland’s community.

By supporting ATWC you will help us to keep putting families first.

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Early Childhood Education

ATWC’s Early Childhood Education services and programmes include St Mary’s Preschool, St George’s Preschool and Engaging Priority Families.


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ATWC’s Family Services include Therapy Services and Granger Grove, a residential care parenting programme for mothers and their children.


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Social Work

Our integrated Social Work Services take a holistic approach to protecting and nurturing children, young people and their families.


Abuse in Care:
Royal Commission of Inquiry

ATWC is committed to best practice and working in ways that respects the dignity of individuals and their whanau. We support the work of Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care. Information about the Commission can be found here.

ATWC has created a survivor-focussed process to address any harm that has been experienced in the past. We are committed to ensuring we listen carefully, apologise sincerely, and support recovery and healing.

Latest from ATWC

Youth Activity Co-coordinators

Do you love working alongside growing minds, enjoy the fast pace of curious tamariki, feel energised working in a high energy environment? In partnership with the Auckland City Council and Panama Community, the Anglican Trust for Women and Children ATWC is looking to employ two Youth Activities Coordinators (YAC).  The ...

Social Worker- Permanent

Seeking a Social Worker for our Family Start program with a persistence-plus attitude for a full-time permanent role based in Glen Innes. You could be the one we’re looking for? If you want to make a real difference for New Zealand’s Children, we want to hear from you! The vacancy ...

Residential Support Worker – Casual

Residential Support Worker(s) – Casual South Auckland Casual on-basis Parenting Programme Are you motivated to provide support for women and their children? Are you creative? Innovative with exceptional interpersonal skills? If so, we want to hear from you! Our agency is looking to appoint a highly motivated individual to become ...

Counsellor (Fixed term position – 5months)

Do you have the skill set and passion to support tamariki and whanau experiencing significant trauma, grief and loss? If you have a can-do attitude, you thrive on challenge and excel in team settings we would love to hear from you. We are offering a fantastic Fixed term (5 months) ...

ATWC Privacy Statement

This privacy statement explains how ATWC collects, stores, uses and shares your personal information. We collect personal information from you, including information about your: name contact information location billing or purchase information We collect your personal information in order to carry out our functions in providing professional services to you ...

Newly Qualified Social Workers Framework

At ATWC we strive to provide the best service to our clients at all times, we also want to encourage quality professional development and build a great working environment for our staff. Essential to these goals is our Newly Qualified Social Workers Framework, developed by our Special Projects and Practice ...

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Principal Partners

Through the generosity and kindness of individuals and businesses within our community the ATWC is able to provide services to those in need.

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Support ATWC

Make a donation today and help us to keep putting children first. Donating via our website is easy using our secure credit card payment facility.


10 Beatty Street, Ōtāhuhu, Auckland 1062



Monday to Friday 8am-4:30pm


+64 9 276 3729

Lockdown Update

Auckland is currently at Alert level 3 per the government’s announcement. The ATWC offices based in Avondale, Glen Innes – Tamaki and Otahuhu are closed during this time. We will however continue to provide phone-based social work, youth mentoring, counselling, financial mentoring, and whanau support to those families currently enrolled in any ATWC program. If you need support during this difficult time please contact your social worker, youth mentor, or whānau coordinator.
If you require financial mentoring, counselling support or advocacy please email and provide a contact phone number, an ATWC staff member will contact you within 24 hours.

Here is a link for the Locations of interest for people who may be contacts of COVID-19 cases in the community:…/covid-19-contact-tracing…
If you visited any of these areas, then please self-isolate and contact Healthline (0800 611 116) for instructions to get tested.

If your situation is an emergency – please refer to the emergency contact numbers below:
Women’s Refuge 0800REFUGE
Shine 0508 744 633
Alcohol and Drug Helpline 0800 787 797
Oranga Tamariki call centre 0508FAMILY
CADS 09 845 1818
Narcotics Anonymous 0800 628 632
Alcoholics Anonymous 0800 229 6757
Lifeline 0800 543 354 or free text 4357
Youthline 0800 376 633
Samaritans 0800 726 666
Outline (LGBT) 0800 688 5463
Depression Helpline 0800 111 757
Suicide Prevention Helpline 0508 8288865
FairWay Mediation Services 0800 77 44 20
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:
Auckland City Mission, City 09 303 9200
Salvation Army Royal Oak 09 639 1103
Vinnies Auckland, Newton 09 815 6122 or 0800 6800
Hope Centre, New Lynn 02108048436
Vision West, Glen Eden (Mon, Wed, Fri only) 09 818 0716