Our Mission


The agency’s mission is to work with abused, homeless, runaway, at risk and aging out youth to utilize their strengths and the support of their families and communities in order to ensure a stable and successful home.

Anchor House Shelter was founded in 1978 to move homeless and runaway youth off the streets of Trenton and reunite them with family. Today, Anchor House Inc. provides shelter, school outreach, transitional and supportive housing, and street outreach to youth, ages 12 to 21 years of age, from Mercer County and throughout the state of New Jersey.

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Commissioner Allison Blake Visits Anchor House

Anchor House would like to sincerely thank DCF Commissioner Allison Blake and Jessica Trombetta, Office of Adolescent Services, for visiting our programs today in recognition of Youth Homelessness Awareness Month. Anchor House’s Youth Advisory Council shared a short film that they created documenting youth homeless and its’ impact on their lives. During the visit, Commissioner […]

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