Anchor House Update - October Edition
Program Spotlight: Big Futures Mentorship
Anchor House is excited to expand our services and launch a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters to provide 1:1 mentorship to our youth 18 + through their Big Futures Program. Big Futures mentors will assist youth in our Transitional and Apartment Housing and Connect to Home Programs. Mentors will guide youth during the critical transition from adolescence to young adults with college, employment and life skills and serve as a caring adult. Our youth look forward to participating in the program!

"Anchor House is pleased to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County on the Big Futures initiative. Mentoring is one of the best gifts you can give to a young person. To quote Josh Ship, former foster child: We recognize that every youth is one caring adult away from being a success story." - Kim McNear, Executive Director, Anchor House

Anchor House offers additional opportunities to be a caring adult in the lives of youth, to share a skill or help with post secondary or other life goals. For more information, please call us at 609-396-8329.
Path to Housing - TJ's Story
TJ found himself couch surfing then on the street after losing his home over a family conflict. He connected to Anchor House outreach staff while the team conducted weekly street monitoring of high risk areas in Trenton/Mercer County. Ready for help and trusting of our staff, TJ welcomed the assistance immediately. Our staff quickly intervened with basic needs, case management and found a resource in the community that resulted in secure housing after only two weeks in our program.

“Having a chance to work with Anchor Link Street Outreach has changed my life. The staff was right by my side with everything."

During this difficult transitional time, TJ stayed employed and in school while partnering with Anchor House staff and case manager to create a plan for a stable housing. Learn more about our Street Outreach Program and scope of services.
Meal Donations and Wish List Items Help Youth
Anchor House is grateful for in kind donations from caring individuals and organizations throughout the year in the form of food, clothing, holiday items, hygiene products, services and more. Our youth and staff especially look forward to delicious food and meal donations through Share My Meals and Lasagna Love.

Share My Meals is a Princeton based nonprofit dedicated to fighting food insecurity with a focus on healthy meals. Lasagna Love is a national volunteer based nonprofit, with local service, that cooks and delivers home cooked meals to individuals and families in need. Thank you to both organizations, and our other in-kind partners, for the support of our youth and the community!

If you would like to learn more about in kind donations and wish lists, please visit our website for a list of items needed or contact Jay Neiderman at
Employment Opportunities Available
Are you looking to make an impact in the lives of youth and young adults? Anchor House is currently seeking enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to join our team! Open positions include part time and full time Case Managers and a part time Volunteer Coordinator.

Please contact Kim McNear at for more information