News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Foundation Seeks 100 Families In 100 Days

Foundation Seeks 100 Families In 100 Days

Christchurch families in crisis need urgent help says charitable trust.

Christchurch, 3 November 2005. - The Open Home Foundation has launched a "100 by 100" programme, a drive to increase the numbers of families available to provide foster care to local children in need.

"We desperately require more families willing to provide foster care for Christchurch children facing difficult family situations," says Anna-Clare Dyer from the Foundation.

The Trust is seeking to increase its pool of families, who provide anything from overnight to long term care, to more than 100 over the next 100 days.

"Canterbury may have experienced economic growth in recent years, but there are still large numbers of families in urgent need of assistance. We are currently unable to cope with the demand for foster care.

"Foster care is challenging for any family but brings enormous rewards in terms of the impact you can have on a child's life."

Families wanting more information about the programme can contact The Open Home Foundation on 366-5977. ABOUT THE OPEN HOME FOUNDATION

The Open Home Foundation is part of a Christian-based national charitable trust that provides social work services.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Joel Coen's Monochromatic Macbeth

The Bard of Avon may well be smirking up the sleeves of his lace doublet at the irony of Will Smith's Oscar debacle, but now that the initial furore has dissipated, it's worth revisiting the movie for which Denzel Washington was also nominated. More>>

Howard Davis: Kenneth Branagh’s Black & White Belfast

Branagh has assembled a wonderful cast, including Ciarán Hinds, a gently formidable actor who well deserves his Oscar nomination, and Judi Dench, who steals every scene she’s in. More>>

Howard Davis: Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune - A Brief History

So many elements of Herbert’s novel have since become tropes of popular SciFi that Villeneuve’s film sometimes seems deceptively derivative. What makes all this nonsense essential viewing is his astonishing visual sensibility. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which has been republished by Te Papa press. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland