About Anchor House

Anchor House provides shelter, school outreach, transitional and supportive housing, and street outreach to youth, ages 12 to 21, from Mercer County and throughout the state of New Jersey.

Anchor House was founded in 1978, by a group of concerned citizens, to help move homeless and runaway youth off the streets of Trenton and reunite them with their family. Today, Anchor House offers a myriad of comprehensive, life-saving programs and services to more than 1,000 youth and their families each year. Our mission is to provide a safe haven where abused, runaway, homeless and at-risk youth and their families are empowered to succeed and thrive. The anchor is used a metaphor representing a ship dropping its anchor as a safe place to rest and wait out the storm.



Anchor House provides food, emergency housing, clothing, —and hope—for hundreds of runaway and homeless teens every year—offering a beacon of survival for youth throughout the Mercer County area. Our houses and outreach programs work with youth and families in need to begin the process of putting the family back together.

If you need help, call us at (609) 396-8329

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week