Can you help Thomas?

“Hi, my name is Thomas; I am 13 years old and I need a safe place to live, because I can’t live at home anymore.
I love watching the footy, and playing sport, and I like school. People think I am naughty, but I am just scared. I try to be good, but sometimes it all gets too much. I struggle to make friends, because I don’t think I am good enough.
Can you help me?”

Please contact Anchor’s Foster Carer Recruitment team on 8761 9040 to help Thomas and many other local kids that need a safe, secure and stable place to call home.

Make It 21

We’re wishing the team over at The Home Stretch all the best as they continue to fight to extend the age of foster care support to 21. We are with you guys! Fingers crossed the politicians listen to the majority of Victorians and #MakeIt21!

Families Week + Volunteering Week

Today is the final day of National Families Week, and the first day of National Volunteering Week- this gives us the perfect opportunity to reflect on how the two can overlap sometimes!
Our incredible foster carers are volunteers, choosing to welcome children in to their homes, however over the years they can sometimes also become family. We hope that all carers can take a moment today to consider their wonderful impact across these two themes!
#NFW2018 #NVW2018 Volunteering Australia

Accommodation options for families

As we continue to celebrate National Families Week, we’d love to shine a light on the lack of accomodation options available for families in the Yarra Ranges.
We believe that everyone has the right to a safe and secure place to stay, but options are limited. Single mothers that have teenage sons, single fathers and their children, mothers that are under 18 years old, and any families that have pets (or those whose only family are their pets), can all find it challenging to find suitable homes in our local area.
Anchor is committed to finding solutions to our housing crisis, and we hope that others in our community will stand with us.
#NFW2018 #FamiliesWeek2018

Thank you Middleman!

Since moving to Scoresby, we have all enjoyed getting to know the gang at Middleman (great coffee, amazing food, friendly staff- what’s not to love?!). They are getting to know us too, and are helping to get the word out to the rest of the Caribbean community. Thanks very much guys!

Kinship Care- NFW2018

For children who can’t live with their own immediate family, the preferred option is sometimes to live with someone they know, such as an extended family member. This is known as “Kinship Care”, and the need is often urgent and unforeseen.
Anchor can offer a variety of assistance for these families, including local support groups and training opportunities; if you would like to know more, please contact our Kinship Care team on 8761 9040 or via admin.anchor@anchor.org.au.
Just another way we’re working towards ‘Stronger Families, Stronger Communities’.
#KinshipCare #FamiliesWeek2018 #NFW2018

National Families Week 2018

Today marks the beginning of National Families Week. This year we celebrate “Stronger Families, Stronger Communities”. At Anchor we know that every family is different, and we work to support and assist those who need it to ensure families, and our community, have the opportunity to strengthen and grow. #FamiliesWeek2018