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 sufered 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. The home, which later moved to a much larger building in Parnell, heralded the beginning of the charitable work of what would become the Anglican Trust for Women and Children.
From its small but determined start, ATWC has evolved into a major Auckland charity which provides critical care to mothers, children and families throughout Auckland to help them build healthy, happy lives.
Our philosophy is to support NZ families to nurture their children and give them the happy, healthy and secure futures.
The Anglican Trust for Women and Children's vision is to be a leader in providing excellent social services to enable families to put their children first
Support New Zealand families to nurture their children and give them happy, healthy and secure futures, regardless of race, religion or ethnic origin.
HOPE & AROHA
To enable families to believe that they can enjoy safe, secure and happy futures. To have respect, affection and fondness for the families we support.
COMPASSION & RESPECT
To be non-judgmental and to show unconditional care and concern for children and their families. To have high regard to the rights and circumstances of all people and their cultures.
To establish and maintain relationships which connect individuals and organisations with their past, their present and their whakapapa and allows them to move forward together.
To care for, sustain and grow the assets of the Trust, developing them in a way which best promotes the Trust’s Vision and Mission now and in the future.
INTEGRITY & PROFESSIONALISM
To be moral, open and honest in all we do
MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS
SOCIAL & YOUTH WORK
- Kevin Brewer - Chair
- Nichola Christie - Deputy Chair
- Norman Johnston
- Matthew Schofield
- Sifa Taumoepeau
- Dianne Kenderdine
- Evan Davies
- Venerable Sarah Moss