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

Supporting young people in crisis

“Your help today has meant so much; Anchor really seems to have options for young people in crisis to live a better life, makes me smile!”- A big part of what we do at Anchor is working with young people to make sure they have a safe place to live their best life, so hearing comments like this makes us smile too!

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 all gets too much. I struggle to make friends, because I don’t think I am good enough.
Can you help me?”

Please contact Anchor’s Foster Carer Recruitment team on 8761 9040 to help Thomas and many other local kids that need a safe, secure and stable place to call home.

We’ve been nominated for a Homelessness Achievement Award!

We are pretty chuffed to have been nominated for a Homelessness Achievement Award in the category of Excellence in Ending Homelessness – Children and Families. Our Hazel Hams project has been changing lives since January 2017.

Read more about Hazel Hams Homes

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.

Swinburne Young Mums program

Our CEO, Heidi Tucker learns about the Young Mums program being run by Swinburne.

Read more here…

Learn about the Social Enterprise being developed to help Young Mums

More information about the Young Mums program

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.

Certificate 1 (Developing Independence) Graduation

Support for Young People clients recently participated in the Cert 1 in Developing Independence, run in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Holmesglen TAFE.  Last night we proudly recognised their achievements at a graduation ceremony.
Participants were part of a pilot which was extremely successful.  Thanks to these guys Anchor has gained funding to continue this course, partnering with BSL and the local Box Hill TAFE (Lilydale campus)!
A very special acknowledgement (and thanks) to Megan and Anna who were integral to it’s success, so big well done to them!

Spring Gardening!

Thanks to Bunnings Bayswater and Jean, Boyd & John from the Lions for helping our “Support for Young People” team getting the yards ready for Spring.