Housing and Support Services

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Anchor

A turning point

For many people, homelessness is unexpected and sudden. Research shows that in 2014–15, 69% of Victorians had not been homeless in the month prior to accessing a support service.*

The reasons why people become homeless are many and varied. Often, just a few small incidents can snowball, and people suddenly find themselves in housing crisis.

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3 steps away from homelessness

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It all points to home

At Anchor, we work with people to find the right pathways to suit them and get the housing support they need.

Our assistance ranges from finding emergency housing to helping people transition to long-term, sustainable housing. We work with people wherever they are on their housing journey, including rough sleepers, people needing food assistance, and those seeking permanent accommodation.

Our services are available to people from all ages and stages of life. We also offer extra support to help people get back on track, such as additional service referrals and our Building Brighter Beginnings playgroup.

AIHW Specialist Homelessness Services Report 2014–15, Victorian supplementary tables.

In 2015 Anchor provided

112

Myki tickets

387

pantry packs

47

petrol cards

Danielle’s story

I’m a 32-year-old single mum of three boys. We were homeless and living in our car after a relationship breakdown and the death of my father. I managed to contact Anchor looking for help with my kids, and I went into a program supporting indigenous clients who are in housing crisis.

I will be forever grateful to Anchor for all the support I have been given over the past five years with housing and my indigenous cultural needs. I now have safe, secure permanent housing free from domestic violence and I have my sense of self back, managing my life.

Danielle’s story