Entries by Naomi Taylor

Myer Eastland donations

Thanks yet again to the wonderful team at Myer Eastland for their ongoing generosity! We had a great visit from Stephanie (Store Manager) and Steph (fundraising queen) this morning, dropping off a bunch of toiletries and hand knitted baby booties that will be passed on to the many families we support through our Housing Support Services at […]

Who is homeless and why?

Homelessness can look different for different people. When people have nowhere else to go, they are forced to make some difficult choices about where to sleep each night. It may be on a friend’s couch, sleeping in their car, finding an out of the way public place or a bed in a rooming house. There […]

Homelessness Week 2018

Today marks the beginning of Homelessness Week 2018. We will be taking this opportunity to raise awareness of the issues currently affecting our community. The leading causes of homelessness are: * Domestic and family violence, & relationship breakdown; * Housing crisis including a lack of accomodation options, and inadequate or inappropriate dwellings; and * Financial […]

Thank you Helen!

Thanks to Helen B who has donated this gorgeous blanket (that has taken her close to a year to lovingly crotchet!). Our Lilydale team will have the privilege of passing this on to help keep someone warm. PS- This goes to show that you never know how a single connection will flourish! Helen’s son is […]

Homeward Bound 2018

Congratulations to all of the organisers of today’s Walk to End Homelessness. It was fantastic to see so many people attend; It was great to see politicians, local residents, and students join in (shout out to Norwood Secondary College, Lilydale Heights College and Ringwood Secondary College). Thank you to Kate Colvin (Council to Homeless Persons) for spreading the word on […]

Homelessness Week 2018- Yarra Ranges launch

Thanks to everyone that joined us to hear from speakers from Anchor Inc, Holy Fools, Stable One, Yarra Ranges Housing Action Group, and Council to Homeless Persons.  It was great to come together to launch Homelessness Week 2018, and discuss how we can work towards ‘Ending Homeless Together.’ #HomelessnessWeek2018 #EndingHomlessnessTogether

Tiny Homes initiative

We continue to see the immediate need for more housing in the Outer East. We know that more people than ever don’t have a safe and stable place to live. Tiny Homes Australia has partnered with Anchor Inc to raise the money to build two Tiny Homes that will provide short term accommodation for locals experiencing homelessness. For more […]

CommBank grants!

A huge thank you to the Commonwealth Bank for selecting Anchor to receive funds from their Centenary Grants. Thanks to Studfield, Stud Park, Yarra Junction, Mount Evelyn, and Chirnside Park branches each donating $10,000, we now have $50,000 to support those that need it! This money will go a long way to help many local people in […]