A safe and stable home
457 people received short term or emergency accomodation through Anchor's Homelessness Support Program.
"I tell my kids to be social workers, be doctors, work in aged care — I want them to support the community, the way the community has supported us."
Rebecca has experienced unimaginable cruelty. Born in Sudan, just after the start of the second civil war, Rebecca’s childhood was dominated by violence, sexual abuse, and sadness.
Although she is now safe living in Melbourne’s outer-east, life is still difficult for Rebecca without the support of her extended family.
Years of trauma, living with an intellectual disability and limited English have meant
Rebecca wasn’t given the same opportunities to thrive.
Today, she is a single mum to 10 children living in public housing. She does the best she can to ensure all her children are happy and healthy, but every day is a challenge.
It’s only with your support that we can help people like Rebecca overcome their trauma and build a better future for their children.
"Rebecca doesn't have the capacity herself to teach the children some of those important life skills.
Things like getting the older kids to help mum clean up and do the dishes and teaching the little ones how to make their bed."
– Talia Appleby, Anchor Senior Case Worker
$120 can supply a child with everything they need for school, like a drink bottle, lunch box, backpack, shoes, books and pens.
Appliances & Furniture
$600 can provide a family with essential appliances like a fridge/freezer or washing machine or furniture like beds or tables for the kids to do their homework.
$1,260 can cover up to a week of crisis accomodation like the motel Rebecca and her family stayed in until their house was safe to live in again.
"It’s a challenging time for all Australians. Many who were previously impacted by bushfires, the pandemic, and now the recent floods. With many more feeling the ongoing cost-of-living pressures, particularly across our service areas of Cardinia, Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges.
Rebecca is a good mum. She loves her children more than anything and has instilled in them a desire to give back to our local community."
Heidi Tucker, Anchor CEO
Paying It Forward
It's never been easier for our supporters to pay it forward with monthly recurring donations.
There's a growing demand for our services within our community and the demand is often an unforeseen emergency for children, young people and families.
An ongoing donation, no matter how big or small, is invaluable to our future budgeting and forecasting.
Above all it can provide a proactive approach to ensuring every child, young person and family experiencing disadvantage can obtain the support they need to have a safe and stable home, thrive and achieve their goals in life.
$10/monthPay it forward
For $10 per month over a 12 month period you can supply a child with everything they need for school, like a drink bottle, lunch box, backpack, shoes, books and pens.
$50/monthPay it forward
For $50 per month over a 12 month period you can provide a family with essential appliances like a fridge/freezer or washing machine or furniture like beds or tables for the kids to do their homework.
$105/monthPay it forward
For $105 per month over a 12 month period you can cover a week of crisis accomodation like the motel Rebecca and her family stayed in until their house was safe to live in again.