Entries by Naomi Taylor

Homelessness Week 2018- Yarra Ranges launch

Thanks to everyone that joined us to hear from speakers from Anchor Inc, Holy Fools, Stable One, Yarra Ranges Housing Action Group, and Council to Homeless Persons.  It was great to come together to launch Homelessness Week 2018, and discuss how we can work towards ‘Ending Homeless Together.’ #HomelessnessWeek2018 #EndingHomlessnessTogether

Tiny Homes initiative

We continue to see the immediate need for more housing in the Outer East. We know that more people than ever don’t have a safe and stable place to live. Tiny Homes Australia has partnered with Anchor Inc to raise the money to build two Tiny Homes that will provide short term accommodation for locals experiencing homelessness. For more […]

CommBank grants!

A huge thank you to the Commonwealth Bank for selecting Anchor to receive funds from their Centenary Grants. Thanks to Studfield, Stud Park, Yarra Junction, Mount Evelyn, and Chirnside Park branches each donating $10,000, we now have $50,000 to support those that need it! This money will go a long way to help many local people in […]

Footmen Foundation dinner

Thank you and congrats to the Footmen Foundationfor a fantastic evening last night. It was great to hear about all of the amazing causes this foundation supports. We also had the privilege of meeting some legends of the cycling world, Matthew Keenan, Kelland O’Brien, and Dave Sanders (pictured with Naomi, Heidi and Paula).

Can you help Thomas?

“Hi, my name is Thomas; I am 13 years old and I need a safe place to live, because I can’t live at home anymore. I love watching the footy, and playing sport, and I like school. People think I am naughty, but I am just scared. I try to be good, but sometimes it […]

Make It 21

We’re wishing the team over at The Home Stretch all the best as they continue to fight to extend the age of foster care support to 21. We are with you guys! Fingers crossed the politicians listen to the majority of Victorians and #MakeIt21!

Families Week + Volunteering Week

Today is the final day of National Families Week, and the first day of National Volunteering Week- this gives us the perfect opportunity to reflect on how the two can overlap sometimes! Our incredible foster carers are volunteers, choosing to welcome children in to their homes, however over the years they can sometimes also become family. […]

Accommodation options for families

As we continue to celebrate National Families Week, we’d love to shine a light on the lack of accomodation options available for families in the Yarra Ranges. We believe that everyone has the right to a safe and secure place to stay, but options are limited. Single mothers that have teenage sons, single fathers and their […]

Thank you Middleman!

Since moving to Scoresby, we have all enjoyed getting to know the gang at Middleman (great coffee, amazing food, friendly staff- what’s not to love?!). They are getting to know us too, and are helping to get the word out to the rest of the Caribbean community. Thanks very much guys!