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Kia ora Koutou,

As the new East Coast Coordinator, I am slowly working my way through calling you all. It has been great hearing your stories and getting to know a little more about you. Please know that we are here to help, ready to support you through the difficulties and celebrate your achievements. Feel free to pick up that phone or send through an email.

Yay, our region of Caring Families Aotearoa (East Coast) now has an office…. I will be moving into a new office space in early March. The Office address is Room 4, 176 Cobden Street, Gisborne (as part of the office spaces of Gisborne Presbyterian Parish). It’s really nice and handy to Pak’n’Save. Drop in and say “hi” during my workdays of Wednesday – Friday. I will also be traveling down to Hawkes Bay very regularly and am hoping to find somewhere to ‘hot desk’ when I’m there.

Sarah McDonald

Sarah McDonald
East Coast Regional Coordinator
027 204 6908


Foster Care Awareness Week is a time to reflect on and celebrate the great contribution you have all made and continue to make. Through your care and commitment, you have and will continue to change lives for the better. Thank you – you are valued immensely.


We will be running Identity and Belonging training in Napier on 19 March 2021 and in Wairoa on 26 March 2021. Please click the button below to find out more information and to register. We also have other online training options that may be of interest to you.

Noho ora mai e whānau manaaki mā / Stay well, caring families,

Nā Sarah 

Have you joined our closed Facebook Group?

As a member of Caring Families Aotearoa you have exclusive access to our CLOSED Facebook groups. These are only open to caregivers that are members of Caring Families Aotearoa. This allows our members a platform to seek support, information and resources.

Click the link below to join!

East Coast Support Closed Facebook Group