New Youth Accommodation in Upper Yarra

We’re so excited about our latest Youth Accommodation program! Based in Upper Yarra, this place-based pilot will work with young people to connect them to local education and employment options. We’ll be linking other groups including Box Hill Institute Lilydale Lakeside, Belgravia Leisure and Cire Services Incorporated to help our tenants gain all of the life skills that will see them thrive and achieve their goals.

Working towards our vision…

Anchor recently assisted a transgender client that had been sleeping rough in the city for a number of nights.
We funded accommodation at a local motel until an appropriate crisis option could be found.
Our team worked with Stable One, advocating for our clients, and encouraging the groups to review their processes in order to be a more inclusive service to those from the LGBTIQ community.

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.

Bridget Vallence MP- Member for Evelyn

Thanks to Bridget Vallence MP- Member for Evelyn for meeting with Heidi and Mark.

We love being able to raise awareness about the needs of our community and the many ways we offer support.
If you’d like to learn more about Anchor Inc give us a call on 8761 9040, or send us a message.

Housing Support strategic goal update

We are now well into our first year of Anchor’s 2018- 2021 Strategic Plan!

Our Tiny Homes Australia project, the Rapid Response program (in conjunction with Yarra Ranges Council) and supporting Stable One, are all examples of our commitment to being a catalyst for the development of housing for vulnerable people.
Our community continues to feel the effects of limited social and affordable housing. We know that more people than ever don’t have a safe and stable place to live.
We’re looking forward to continuing our work with other organisations, businesses and individuals to find solutions to the current housing crisis.
If you’d like more information on our Housing Support Services, please check out our website: http://www.anchor.org.au/housing-and-support-services/

Youth Ambassadors wanted!

Brighter Futures is an exciting initiative supporting young people with an Out-of-Home care experience. We are looking for Youth Ambassadors to share their positive leaving-care stories and help us improve the care system.

If you would like to know more about this awesome opportunity, send us a DM or hit up Luke at Create Foundation on 9918 0002/ 0432 220 052 or at luke.westwick@create.org.au.

Meeting with Jackson Taylor MP

Thanks very much to Jackson Taylor MP for spending some time with us today. We love what we do, and it is always great to share our insights and experiences with other locals. If you’d like to learn more about Anchor Inc give us a call on 8761 9040, or send us a message.

Tiny Homes launch in 2019

2019 is going to be the year that we launch our Tiny Homes to help address the local housing crisis!

We are receiving great support from a number of businesses, but we still have a way to go to deliver these homes. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to get these homes built sooner, please head to our website: http://www.anchor.org.au/tiny-homes-homeless/

LIFT program, thanks to Knox Council

We are looking forward to continuing our L.I.F.T. Project next year, thanks to Knox City Council and their Community Development Fund Grant Program.

L.I.F.T stands for Learning, Inspiration, Family and Timeout, supporting Foster Carers in their roles and providing ongoing opportunities including education, school holiday activities, family gatherings, carer events, mentoring program, guest speakers & peer support.
If you’d like more information about Anchor’s Foster Care program please contact Nicky C on 8761 9040.

Outreach back at Warburton

We are excited to have returned to the ADRA Redwood Community Centre for outreach appointments!
If you are experiencing homelessness, or at risk of homelessness around the Yarra Valley, we are here to offer support and advice.
Just give us a ring on 9760 6400 and let us know if you’d prefer to see us at Lilydale, Warburton, Healesivlle or Yarra Junction.