Entries by Naomi Taylor

Youth Week 2019

As we wrap up Youth Week 2019, we’d like to give a shout out to all of the amazing young people in our community! We’d also like to congratulate everyone involved in our ‘Support for Young People’ program who recently celebrated the milestone of each person having a part time job, as well as being […]

A safe place for young mothers

Anchor offers the Hazel Hams Homes accommodation program for single mothers (18 to 25 years old). We support young women to give them the chance to change their life trajectory, while raising their babies and young children in a safe, stable and nurturing environment. Since the program’s opening in January 2017 we have continued to […]

Private Rental Brokerage Program

The Private Rental Brokerage Program is a Creating Connection program which is funded by the State Government under the Youth Housing Action Plan 2. The PRBP aims to support young people who are ready to live independently in a share-house or private tenancy. The PRBP can assist young people with their applications for private rental […]

Certificate 1- Developing Independence

Anchor’s Youth Development Services integrates housing, education, training and employment for young people aged 16 to 25 years of age. We focus on positive outcomes through skills such as goal setting, planning accessing housing and dealing with conflict and change. As part of our ‘Support for Young People’ program, we support youth to complete Certificate […]


We had a great day hosting HICSA’s community lunch today! To celebrate Victorian Youth Week, we welcomed some young people to help coordinate the occasion, and learn valuable skills in event management, catering and community engagement along the way- Congrats on all of your efforts! Thanks also to our staff, and the team from Box […]

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 […]