Entries by Naomi Taylor

Brighter Futures Transformation Pilot

The “Brighter Futures Transformation Pilot” is an initiative that comes from a collaboration of the Outer Eastern Melbourne Children and Youth Area Partnership. With representatives from many local organisations and groups, the partnership aims to improve outcomes for children and young people at-risk of entering in, and transitioning from, Out-of-Home-Care. Our “Community Connectors” work with […]

Youth feedback

We love working with local young people and seeing them grow more confident and empowered to be their best selves! This recent feedback demonstrates the impact Anchor can have, and we couldn’t be more proud! “I will forever be in debt of the wonderful team supporting young people in housing crisis. Peter and Frances were […]

Family Reconciliation

Our “Family Reconciliation” program provides counselling for families with young people between the ages of 15-25 years to resolve present and past conflict. Our specialised practitioner works alongside families to rebuild relationships through regular therapy sessions. This program often complements other services offered by Anchor, once again providing an integrated approach to local youth.

Youth Development Services

Every young person deserves a safe and secure home to grow up in. Anchor’s integrated approach addresses often complex needs and circumstances so that young people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness, can learn, develop and thrive. We help find different types of accommodation and support for people including families with young children, youth that […]

Victorian Youth Week 2019

Today marks the first day of Victorian Youth Week 2019; a celebration of young people (aged 12–25). We will be taking this opportunity to spread the word about all the ways we work with local young people to help them become their best selves. Keep a look out for activities in your area, as the […]

Kinship Care Groups

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 referred to as Kinship Care. If you know someone currently caring for a child, Anchor can provide help ranging from initial assistance to ongoing support. With […]

Bridget Vallence MP- Member for Evelyn

Thanks to Bridget Vallence MP- Member for Evelyn for meeting with Heidi and Mark. We love being able to raise awareness about the needs of our community and the many ways we offer support. If you’d like to learn more about Anchor Inc give us a call on 8761 9040, or send us a message.

Welcome to our new Chairperson!

We are excited to welcome our new Chairperson this morning! Anchor’s Board of Management and staff are pleased to welcome Phillip Campbell as our new Chairperson. Click here to learn more about Phillip, and his vast experience that will ensure that Anchor remains in a strong position to take advantage of future opportunities. If you would like […]

Foster Carer training

If you’ve ever considered becoming a Foster Carer, you can begin your journey with our ‘Shared Stories, Shared Lives’ training. Our qualified facilitators will teach you the Victorian Standards required to support the children in your care. Our first round of training kicks off next weekend; Saturday February 23, 9.30- 5.00 (concluding the following week, […]

Pantry donations needed!

Due to increased demand our pantry supplies are at an all time low. We have an immediate need for any non-perishable items, particularly UHT milk, baked beans, tinned spaghetti and tuna. If you are able to donate, please drop goods to our Housing Support Team at Jarlo Drive in Lilydale (level 2- above the library). […]