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

Homelessness Week 2018- Yarra Ranges launch

Thanks to everyone that joined us to hear from speakers from Anchor IncHoly FoolsStable OneYarra 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

BBB Playgroup at the Aquarium!

Our Building Brighter Beginnings Playgroup had a great time at the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium last week.
If you would like more information on joining this supported playgroup in Term 3, please contact Leanne on 9760 6419.

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 KeenanKelland O’Brien, and Dave Sanders (pictured with Naomi, Heidi and Paula).

Anchor’s Lilydale office is relocating

Anchor’s Housing and Support Services, including Opening Doors and Transitional Housing Support Services currently located at 112 Main Street Lilydale, will be relocating and available at the following new address from Friday 22nd September 2017:

 

Box Hill Institute Lakeside Campus

Building LA, Level 2

1 Jarlo Drive, LILYDALE VIC 3140

(PO Box 103 )

Ph: 9760 6400 Fax: 9735 5047

Please note that the telephone and fax numbers remain unchanged.

Lakeside Vibes

We had a great time at Lakeside Vibes with the Creating Connections crew – Uniting Care Harrison, Wesley Mission Victoria, Family Access Network and SalvoCare Eastern.

White Ribbon’s 16 Days of Activism

As part of White Ribbon‘s 16 Days of Activism, CEO Heidi Tucker and James Collins attended a White Ribbon Breakfast hosted by our three local councils: Knox City Council, Maroondah City Council and Yarra Ranges Council. The focus of the breakfast was to raise awareness of family violence and its consequences on victims as employees. The event attended by representatives of business and government were saddened by the statistics surrounding family violence, and all are keen to ensure victims receive support and consideration in their workplace to deal with their home situation. The meeting heard from a survivor who is living proof that family violence effects all socio-economic groups and victims can come from all walks of life.

The three councils, in collaboration with specialist family violence and health services, are keen to continue the dialogue with business and to provide resources and assistance to develop capacity to deal with the effects of family violence in the workplace.

We also participated in the local Lake Walk at Lilydale Lake to show Anchor’s support for ending violence against women and promoting gender equity. Thanks to Yarra Ranges Council for organising such a great event.

If you, or someone you know is experiencing or know of a family violence situation, you can find information to help you stand up, speak out and act on the White Ribbon website: https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/

Celebrating 40 years!

NAIDOC event

We had a wonderful day today celebrating NAIDOC week at Lilydale Lake. It was fantastic to be entertained by traditional dances performed by Vanessa from EACH, and learn all about bush tucker from Wolithiga Wares.

Congratulations to Robyn from Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association for coordinating a great event. And thanks to Neal and the gang from Holy Fools for their work on the BBQ.

Remember to keep an eye out for more NAIDOC events over the rest of the week, as our community celebrates the culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.