About Us

Anchor is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a proud history of serving Melbourne’s east for more than 40 years.

Building strong, resilient communities.

We assist some of the most vulnerable in our community through services including homeless support, foster care, kinship care, community education and family reconciliation.

Our services help people affected by crisis and trauma to restore relationships, get the support they need, and take charge of their futures.

We also work proactively to create stronger and more resilient communities by building local partnerships, educating community leaders and setting up grassroots initiatives.

Our Story

Serving our community since 1976. Throughout our history, we have celebrated many achievements.

Our Impact

Across the communities we serve, our work helps the people who need our support to prosper and live life to the fullest.


Total contacts helping people find safe, stable and secure accommodation in 2018


The annual cost of operating our Support for Young Families program (with no government funding)


Nights in care for children in foster care arrangements facilitated in 2018


Support groups facilitated for kinship carers in 2017-18