Anchor House Update - September Edition
Helping Youth Succeed and Thrive
As we move away from the long days of summer and into another busy fall, Anchor House is pleased to welcome Huma Ashan and James Donzi as our newest board members. Meet our leaders below who join us at an exciting time as we execute a new three year strategic plan.

Did You Know? Our agency employs a full-time Therapist and a part-time Substance Prevention Counselor? In 2021, our Therapist conducted 613 sessions! We also held 73 substance prevention sessions. As part of our strategic plan, we will be exploring other ways to offer mental health support to the community.
New Board Member Huma Ashan
Huma Ahsan is an executive leader specializing in organizational excellence and diversity strategy. Huma has over twenty years experience and currently works for Johnson & Johnson as a pricing finance strategy lead. Huma is an advocate for youth and joins Anchor House through the J & J Talent for Good.

"I believe youth should be given every opportunity to receive the best emotional and physical support and opportunities we have to offer. By joining the Anchor House Board I hope we can continue to shed light, bring programs and help lessen the burden of youth homelessness."
New Board Member James Donzi, Jr.
James Donzi, Jr. currently works at Prudential as a management executive and growth strategist. Throughout his career, James held roles in project management, finance and operations. James holds an MBA from Rutgers Business School and is active in the community.

“I wanted to find a non-profit in Mercer County - one that does great things and helps those in need. As soon as I learned more about Anchor House I knew that was the one. I’m beyond excited to lend my skills and abilities towards helping Anchor House achieve its goals.”

Welcome to the team Huma and James! If you are interested in learning more about getting involved with Anchor House, please contact Kim McNear, Executive Director, at We are looking for dynamic skills based volunteers in communications/marketing, technology and more.
Funder Spotlight: Northfield Bank Foundation
Anchor House is grateful for the support over the past year from Northfield Bank Foundation for our Emergency Youth Shelter operations.

The support of the Foundation came at a critical time when state funding was decreased. The support helped keep our doors open 365 days a year/24 hours a day and offer the full spectrum of services of temporary shelter. The Shelter is part of our Safe Housing Initiative that provides a safe haven and housing assistance for youth and young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Thank you Northfield Bank Foundation for your support of our mission. Learn more about partnering with Anchor House and ways you can help here.