The point of it all

Our vision is to create a safe, secure and enriching environment in which every member of our community can thrive.

Our community, our focus

  • Yarra Ranges estimates its residential population will increase to 150,475 by the end of 2016. In 2015 alone, Anchor provided 3,312 episodes of housing and support services.
  • In Knox City Council, there are nearly 28,000 children under 15 years old. In 2014–15, Anchor facilitated 847 placements of children in our out-of-home care programs.
  • Maroondah City Council has a higher percentage of children and youth than metropolitan Melbourne, and so Anchor introduced its ‘Drum Beat’ pilot program at the Maroondah City Festival in 2015 as a way of connecting with young people in the local area.

We assist individuals at all stages of life by:

  • helping people achieve a safe and secure place to live

  • encouraging nurturing environments for children and young people

  • supporting education and life-long learning.