Welcome to the Family Care Centre

The Family Care Centre Charitable Trust is a New Zealand based charity committed to working both in New Zealand and the Islands of Vanuatu. The charity and has been invited to work alongside the Ministry of Health and other government departments Vanuatu and is partnering closely with this nation to help fulfill the Government’s Millennium Development Goals especially in reducing child mortality, promoting gender equality and empowering women, eradicating poverty and hunger, improving maternal health, achieving primary education and partnering for development. As a faith-based ministry, the charities desire is to share Gods heart of compassion by providing free medical care and training to those who are in need.

In order to fulfil the stated vision,  a Family Care Centre has been established  just outside of the capital city Port Vila in Vanuatu. This consist of a series of three buildings that will allow the organisation to train, equip, support and house local islanders in need of proper resources.

The Family Care Centre runs a YWAM DTS every year in partner with Youth With a Mission’s DTS program. (See our Training page.)

This facility is the only one of its kind in the southwestern Pacific Region. It also serves islanders from neighboring nations.

Did you know?

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Did you know that Vanuatu only has 1 dentist for every 35,000 people? The Family Care Centre will provide dental services to those who need it most.

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Did You Know?

The 2017 World Risk Report by a UN agency has named Vanuatu as the most risk prone country to the effects of natural disasters?

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Did you know that Vanuatu only has 1 doctor for every 30,000 people? The Family Care Centre is providing healthcare to this isolated nation.

The Family Care Centre Has 3 Components

The first building, the Family Care Clinic, is serving the local community in a practical and meaningful way. The Clinic exists to bridge the gap in Vanuatu’s limited health resources, by providing basic health and dental care, along with health education, to the surrounding communities, with a special emphasis on women and children at risk. By meeting these basic needs, we putting God’s heart of compassion on display.

Family Care Clinic

The second building, a multipurpose Training Centre, is used to provide training seminars and housing for Ni-Vans who are looking for mentoring and training in leadership development in the health-care and education sectors. Participants will stay for a few days for seminars but others in more specific programs will stay for several months at a time.

The third building is an Accommodation Centre. It will be set up to host visiting medical teams and teachers, who will be participating in the Training Centre’s activities. Additionally, it will provide housing for some of our long-term staff.