Entries by Naomi Taylor

Homelessness Myth #3

Who is homeless? We are seeing a consistent increase in the number of families and young people coming to us for help. We can offer a range of support, advice and referrals to anyone at risk of homelessness. If you can help us provide this assistance throughout our community, please get in touch!

Homelessness Myth #2

People experience homelessness for many different reasons. Throughout Victoria the leading causes of homelessness are lack of affordable housing and rental properties (40%), escaping violence (35%*), and financial hardship (11%). (*in our eastern region this figure is 48%) * If you are experiencing family violence contact Safe Steps 1800 015 188 * For support with […]

Homelessness Myth #1

“Homelessness won’t happen to me”… we hear this almost as often as we hear “I never thought this would happen to me”. Your ability to meet your financial commitments can change quickly, bringing stress and uncertainty. If you feel that you are at risk of becoming homeless, get in touch with us- we can work […]

Homelessness Week 2019 launch

What a great start to Yarra Ranges Homelessness Week! Thanks to everyone that came along, including Tony Smith MP, Bridget Vallence MP – Member for Evelyn, Cr Tony Stevenson – YRC, Councillor Tim Heenan, Cr Len Cox and Cr Noel Cliff and the staff from Yarra Ranges Council, Holy Fools, Lilydale Assist and of course Anchor! It was great to see so many people out in […]

Homeward Bound 2019

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who made today’s Homeward Bound – A walk to end Homelessness possible. It was fantastic to see so many people supporting this cause. Special thanks to John from the Council to Homeless People for sharing his story, and Dustin Halse MP and Rod Barton MP for committing to help end homelessness.

Marry Christmas (in July)!

“Thanks for having us!” to the Micawber Park Tavern in Belgrave. Last night we were joined by 18 of our wonderful foster carers to celebrate Christmas in July. Thank you to Gemma (Micawber’s manager) and the team for their work in making sure everything went smoothly. Everyone who attended had a wonderful time, enjoying great food and […]

Myer Trivia Night

A HUGE thank you to Stephanie and the team at Myer Eastland for hosting a wonderful event last night. We loved coming along to help raise funds for Anchor and also share some of the ways we support our community. Thanks to everyone who worked to create a fantastic experience, and each of the amazing supporters who […]

Homeward Bound 2019

Join us on Tuesday 30 July to raise awareness of homelessness in our community. As a proud member of the Eastern Homelessness Network we are joining with other local organisations to spread the word about the need for affordable housing in Melbourne’s east. For more information and to register for this free event, please refer […]

Thanks CommBank!

When our kinship care team met 15 year old “Nick” he told us about ongoing pain and discomfort in his back and neck. His carers were unable to fund the chiropractic treatment that would help him live an active life, causing stress to the entire family. With thanks to funding from the 2018 Commonwealth Bank […]