Anchor House Update - January 2022 Edition
Thank you to all who donated during the end of year giving season and beyond. Your support helps Anchor House remain a beacon of hope for youth and their families.

Union Baptist Church Christmas Stocking Donation
Anchor House is the proud recipient of a $10,000 donation from the Union Baptist Church 2021 Christmas Stocking. Each year, the generous congregation in Trenton collects funds to donate to an area nonprofit during the holiday season.

“Anchor House is true to its name,” explained Reverend Simeon D. Spencer, the Senior Pastor at Union Baptist Church. “They provide a source of stability for young people who have been displaced by myriad, negative life circumstances, nearly all of them beyond their control. Anchor House’s mission mirrors the hope of our faith community that there is an ultimate ‘anchor’ to hold us steady in the tumult of life. We are blessed to be able to support such work beyond the walls of this congregation.”  

Thank you to Union Baptist Church, and all our donors, who have been a blessing for Anchor House and many others in the community.

Partnerships in Action: Trenton Circus Squad
Anchor House partners with many area organizations to provide enrichment and help our youth grow and thrive. The Trenton Circus Squad has welcomed our shelter youth into their exciting program for many years. Recently, a shelter youth attended the program during his stay and learned challenging activities such as juggling, tumbling, the German wheel and unicycle. He was very good at leaping and flipping!

The partnership offers a positive outlet and our youth take great pride in practicing and showing off their skills. Youth really enjoy the experience and gain self confidence while being part of a community. "It is super fun at the Circus Squad." - Anchor House youth

Point In Time Youth Homelessness Count
The Point In Time (PIT) is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals required by HUD that takes place each January. Residents in Trenton/Mercer County and across the nation are asked the question "Where did you sleep last night?" among other questions to gather data.

Data from the count helps determine the state of homelessness and poverty to determine funding amounts to organizations that serve individuals experiencing homelessness. Our Street Outreach Program, led by Ben Thornton, will once again participate in the count. During the count, individuals receive food and other items and information on where to access critical services.

This year's count will be held on January 26. Learn more here about PIT here

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