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.

Fostering Connections’ interactive posters- FCW2018

Have you spotted any of Fostering Connections‘ interactive posters in your area? Simply download the ‘Dreemar’ app and you can scan the image to see a variety of videos from local Foster Carers. Keep an eye out, and if you spot one, be sure to let us know!
If you feel inspired to learn a little more about becoming a Foster Carer feel free to send us a message, or give Nicky C a call on 8761 9040.

Myer Eastland donations

Thanks yet again to the wonderful team at Myer Eastland for their ongoing generosity! We had a great visit from Stephanie (Store Manager) and Steph (fundraising queen) this morning,
dropping off a bunch of toiletries and hand knitted baby booties that will be passed on to the many families we support through our Housing Support Services at Lilydale.

Thank you St Kilda Mums!

Thanks to St Kilda Mums for assisting Leanne and Michael today. These goodies are already on their way to some of our community’s newest arrivals!

Thank you Helen!

Thanks to Helen B who has donated this gorgeous blanket (that has taken her close to a year to lovingly crotchet!). Our Lilydale team will have the privilege of passing this on to help keep someone warm.

PS- This goes to show that you never know how a single connection will flourish! Helen’s son is part of the team at Dynamic Steel Frame that have donated a frame for our Tiny Homes Australia initiative (to learn more or donate to the cause, check out https://www.gofundme.com/TinyHomes-ForTheHomeless)

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