Our Child Safe Commitment Statement

At Anchor, we are committed to the safety and well-being of all children and young people participating in our programs and the welfare of the children in our care will always be our first priority. We aim to create a culturally safe and child friendly environment.

Child safe statement

Merry Christmas from Anchor Lilydale!

We had a great afternoon at our annual family Christmas Party today!  Thanks to all of the organisations and individuals that supported us, and helped to bring some festive fun to local families.  We hope that all of our guests had a great time- we sure did!

Thanks to our wonderful Volunteers!

Each and every single day, we are so thankful for our amazing team of Fosters Carers. Today, on International Volunteer Day, we would like to acknowledge and thank them for their tremendous commitment to providing care for local children needing a safe place to call home.

We’ve been nominated for a Homelessness Achievement Award!

We are pretty chuffed to have been nominated for a Homelessness Achievement Award in the category of Excellence in Ending Homelessness – Children and Families. Our Hazel Hams project has been changing lives since January 2017.

Read more about Hazel Hams Homes

Help us find a ‘Forever Home’

We have three children who *urgently* require a foster home. Have you ever considered becoming a foster carer? Do you live in the Dandenong Ranges area? Could you open your heart and your home so that these three children have a safe and secure place to call their own?

Help us find their ‘Forever Family’.
Please share amongst your networks.

Call us on 03 9801 1999 or email AnchorFosterCare@anchor.org.au

Thanks Bellbirds!

A big shout out to Bellbird Ladies Golf Club Inc. who have been supporting the work of Anchor for many years. They have just made a donation that will make a difference to a vulnerable person in our community. Thanks Bellbirds!

Join our Kinship Care team

We are looking for an experienced Case Manager to join our Kinship Care team. Kinship Care is defined as care that is provided by relatives or a member of a child’s social network when a child is unable or cannot live with their birth parent(s).

Details here…

Join our Transitional Support program

We are looking for an experienced team leader for our Transitional Support program. Join a cohesive team whose culture is based on collaboration, respect, shared values and client centred practice.

Details here…

Could Tiny Houses help tackle homelessness?

We are looking to the growing international lifestyle trend, which has grown in popularity in the US, New Zealand and Australia, to plug a hole in temporary housing.

Read what our CEO Heidi Tucker has to say about Tiny Houses…

Anchor’s Lilydale office is relocating

Anchor’s Housing and Support Services, including Opening Doors and Transitional Housing Support Services currently located at 112 Main Street Lilydale, will be relocating and available at the following new address from Friday 22nd September 2017:


Box Hill Institute Lakeside Campus

Building LA, Level 2

1 Jarlo Drive, LILYDALE VIC 3140

(PO Box 103 )

Ph: 9760 6400 Fax: 9735 5047

Please note that the telephone and fax numbers remain unchanged.