Anchor House Update - March Edition
Connect to Home Trip to National Museum of African American History 
In recognition of Black History Month in February, the Connect to Home program visited the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture at the National Mall in Washington D.C. The day was spent taking in the many exhibits, learning and enjoying the sights together.  

Connect to Home, part of our Safe Housing Initiatives, provides safe, stable, long-term housing to youth with current or former foster care experience. The program also provides case management services and a caring support system to help meet individualized needs.

In 2022, Anchor House served 121 individuals in the Safe Housing program including 36 youth and their children through Connect to Home.

Special thanks to the Gail Csapo Memorial Fund for supporting this enrichment activity. Pictured are Connect to Home staff and participants.
Staff Spotlight: June Albanowski
To help celebrate Anchor House's 45th year of serving youth and the community we are lifting up some individuals who help advance our mission and asking them: "What Does Anchor House Mean to You?"

"Working at Anchor House means doing something good every day which is a beautiful thing. Youth have the opportunity to see the world beyond their everyday struggles and dream about brighter futures.

Anchor House serves as an anchor in the journey of life. We provide hope, connection and opportunity to youth." 

We couldn't agree more, June! June Albanowski, MSW, Director of Youth Services, has served at Anchor House for more than 25 years in various roles. She is currently responsible for the Emergency Youth Shelter, Rapid Rehousing, Life Skills and School Outreach programs. When not working tirelessly to help youth she loves to travel.
Hope. Healing. Opportunity. Our Impact In Action
Our 2022 Impact Report will be released very soon! In the meantime we are excited to share a snapshot of impact from last year:

  • 156 Youth placed in a secure environment

  • 800 Counseling sessions across programs!

  • 82 Walks-ins to our Youth Drop In Center

  • 2,725 Service Contacts made through the Coordinated Entry Assessment System (CEAS). This is over double the contacts from previous year.

"Anchor House was literally a shelter in a storm - a safe haven where I was able to have peace of mind." -- Emergency Shelter Youth

The support of our partners and donors makes our work possible. Learn more about our work, impact and donate, if you can at
Anchor House Foundation 2023 Ride for Runaways
The Anchor House Foundation will hold its 45th Ride with a new twist on the Classic Ride along with other challenges including a walk.

For more information on the 2023 Ride and to sign up, please visit the Anchor House Foundation website.

The Anchor House Foundation Ride supports Anchor House programs. In 2022, 14% of the Anchor House total operating budget was from Foundation Ride revenue.