Anchor House Update - August Edition
Anchor House is grateful for the many donors, partners and volunteers who support and help our youth. Our August 2022 update highlights a few of the dedicated individuals and groups and offers opportunities to get involved to help prevent and end youth homelessness.
Congrats to Ashanti and Brittany, Douglas C. McCune Memorial Awardees!
Congratulations to Ashanti and Brittany, this year's recipients of the Douglas C. McCune "It's For the Kids" Memorial Award. Pictured left is Ted Mikulski, Anchor House Foundation Board President presenting the award that provides financial support for education.

We are very proud that Ashanti (right) will study music at the prestigious Berklee College of Music and Brittany will further her education at Mercer County Community College.

If you would like to learn how you can support youth in their post secondary efforts, please contact Kim McNear at kmcnear@anchorhousenj.org.

Volunteers in Action and Back to School Drive
Thank you to the youth members of Yardley Methodist Church in Yardley who recently spent time on beautification and grounds work on Centre Street. The team cleaned up our garden and labyrinth, re-organized the food pantry and even cleaned out the kitchen cabinets.

Anchor House has a number of group volunteer opportunities available for your work or community/civic group. Volunteering is a fun way to give back while making a difference in the lives of the youth we serve!

As we move into the fall, we are looking for groups to help with our Back To School Drive by collecting backpacks, supplies and clothing. Please contact Jay Neiderman at jneiderman@anchorhousenj.org to learn more.
Thank you to outgoing board member Terrance Stokes
Anchor House thanks Terrance Stokes for his long time service as a board member and public servant on behalf of youth and the City of Trenton. Terrance served as Board Treasurer for many years, provided leadership on several committees and was instrumental in moving the Brunswick Avenue Youth Homelessness Expansion Project forward.

"On behalf of the Anchor House, we would like to thank Terrance Stokes for his years of hard work and dedication to Anchor House, the Board, and most importantly, the youth and their families we serve.

He will be sorely missed; however, his commitment to our community is unwavering. We wish him all the best and look forward to the great things he will accomplish in this next chapter." --Kristie Sells, Anchor House Board President

Anchor House is always seeking dynamic leaders who can lend their skills to advance our mission. If you are interested in learning more about getting involved with us, please contact Kim McNear at kmcnear@anchorhousenj.org.
988: The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Anyone can now call 988 to connect to the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. The Lifeline offers free, confidential support for individuals in a suicidal crisis or mental health related distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Share the number with family, friends and colleagues. 988 counselors can provide resources, referrals and a kind ear. To learn more, visit the fact sheet.