Anchor House Update - January 2023 Edition
A very special THANK YOU to all who donated during the end of year giving season. Your support helps to offer our services at no charge.

If you haven't had a chance to make a donation, you can still give today!!
Coming Home to Anchor House - Welcome Denise Bard, New Board Member
Anchor House is proud to welcome Denise Bard as our newest board member. Denise is an advocate for children and parents in special educational settings. She has a passion for improving the lives of individuals in need and brings a personal perspective to serving on the board.

"I want to give back and make a difference. When I was 14 I became a resident of Anchor House. I remember what it felt like walking through the doors. It’s hard to put into words the feelings you have entering a place where you matter.

There is a quote by Maya Angelou that reads: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” I hope to be able to give back through advocacy from personal experience to ensure the doors remain open to other youth who need to feel that they matter too." - Denise Bard

Anchorage Transitional Living Program Spotlight
The Anchorage Transitional Living Program is a safe place for young people who are aging out of the child welfare system and/or experiencing homelessness. Part of our Safe Housing Initiative, the transitional living program helps residents with a successful transition to independent living and self-sufficiency.

The program houses up to six young adults, ages 18-21, who receive life skills, housing, basic needs and case management as well as psycho-educational groups and employment/career planning. While staying at Anchorage, residents are employed and/or attaining further education or training. The average length of stay is 18 months.

We are excited that one of our residents (pictured) recently completed her Home Health Aid certification. Another participant in our after-care program completed his Commercial Driver's Licence (CDL). Congrats to both on their outstanding achievements!
Provident Bank Foundation Partners with Anchor House
Anchor House is pleased to announce it has been awarded a Major Grant from the Provident Bank Foundation. Grant funds will help partially support administrative expenses for our housing and outreach programs.

Anchor House was selected to receive the grant based on our track record of success in serving vulnerable youth in the community. We are proud to include the Provident Bank Foundation among our major partners who help make our work possible.

“We are pleased to help further valuable initiatives put forth by local organizations who are working every day to strengthen the lives of residents in our communities. We will continue to provide support to these important organizations that have identified an immediate need in the community and for the individuals they serve.” - Samantha Plotino, Executive Director, The Provident Bank Foundation
Anchor House Celebrates 45 Years in 2023!
This year marks 45 years of Anchor House serving the Trenton and Mercer County community as a leader in helping youth and young people in need.

Throughout the year, we will celebrate our impact and feature the people and stories behind our work. If you would like to share your story of "What Anchor House means to you," or learn more about our anniversary year, please reach out to Kim McNear, Executive Director at

We will also be opening the Youth Homelessness Expansion Project, a new location on Brunswick Avenue, for outreach and other housing services later in the year and other exciting updates.

"Anchor House was a place where I could just be."
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