Entries by Naomi Taylor

Yarra Ranges Life TV at YHMD2019

Thanks to Yarra Ranges Life TV for their coverage of our Youth Homelessness Matters Day event. Check out the video here. Thank you to Neal at Holy Fools and Bill Brindle (Labor for Casey) for the great interviews. Hopefully this event helps draw attention to the issue of homelessness in our community.   #YHMD2019

Thanks to Melbourne Museum!

Sending a huge thank you to Tim and Lachlan in the Palaeontology department at the Melbourne Museum. Our staff helped to coordinate an opportunity for a group to go behind the scenes and learn about dinosaurs, megafauna and other fossils. Thanks again for sharing your time and knowledge! You have helped create an awesome school […]

Youth Homelessness Matters Day- Upcoming event

We are joining the Holy Fools BBQ this Wednesday to discuss the issues for young people experiencing homelessness in the Yarra Ranges. Yarra Ranges Housing Action Group would love to hear from any locals that have any questions or comments about how our community could better support our youth. #YHMD2019 #YouthHomelessnessMatters #HomelessnessMatters

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 Support for Young Families program for single mothers (18 to 25 years old). We support 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 see […]

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 […]