Entries by Naomi Taylor

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). […]

Youth and Child & Family strategic goal update

Our 2018- 2021 Strategic Plan acknowledges the ongoing need for safe, nurturing homes for children and young people throughout our community. Anchor is proud to be part of the Brighter Futures program, with our Community Connectors building networks to support young people leaving care.  Our Youth Development and Child & Family teams continue to support […]