Entries by Naomi Taylor

Youth Development Services

Due to Anchor’s ongoing growth we have recently separated our former “Child, Youth & Family” team in to two. We are excited to see our “Child and Family Services”, and “Youth Development Services” teams continuing their amazing work throughout our community (along with our “Housing Support Services”, and “Corporate Services” teams, of course!). For all […]

Scoresby Magpies

As the footy season wraps up for another year, we’d love to give one last shout out to our friends at the Scoresby FC! Not only were we the grateful recipients of a donation from their recent Trivia Night, but the club also offers ongoing opportunities to our Foster Carer families. Earlier this year, their […]

Care extended to 21!

Some wonderful news this morning! Jenny Mikakos MP has announced funding for Victorian youth in home-based care will be extended to 21! Thank you to everyone that supported this cause, and a huge shout out to The Home Stretch for their tireless efforts in securing a brighter future for young Victorians. https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/this-will-mean-the-world-foster-care-age-raised-to-21-20180925-p505yh.html  

Make it 21

Do you agree that young people deserve the opportunity to remain in care after their 18th birthday? The Home Stretch has made it easy to write to Premier Daniel Andrews to convince him to make the commitment to extend foster care to 21 before the November state election. Simply click on the attached link and […]

Foster Care Week at Parliament House

Joe, Yin, Amanda, Alison, Mandy, Natalie, Kathleen, Jodie, Simon and Nicky are having a fantastic day at Parliament House with Foster Care Association of Victoria. Inspiring speakers, delicious food and an opportunity to celebrate everything that being a Foster Carer involves- what a great way to spend the day

“Sooo worthwhile”

One little fella in our Foster Care program was recently awarded this trophy for demonstrating commitment and perseverance. The little things make all the difference! It has been fantastic to hear him now excitedly say that his “life is coming together”. The role of a Foster Carer is sometimes challenging, but with patience and support […]

Welcome to Foster Care Week 2018!

Today marks the beginning of Foster Care Week 2018! We are looking forward to sharing some stories and some stats with you over the next 7 days. For anyone that would like to know more about becoming a Foster Carer, please consider coming along to our information session on Wednesday night. Alternatively you can give […]

Kinship Care support groups

Do you know that Anchor coordinates Kinship Care groups in Knox and the Yarra Ranges? Thanks to the Knox City Council and Yarra Ranges Council, we offer Kinship Carers within Melbourne’s Outer Eastern Suburbs the chance to meet other Carers, share stories, and enjoy a great time out! All Kinship Carers are welcome- for more […]

Not in our area….

“Not in our area”… “We don’t have homeless people like in the city”… Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. Our community have many people experiencing homelessness. Lack of affordable housing continues to force local residents to find alternative places to sleep. Anchor provides outreach to those doing it rough in […]