About Anchor House

Anchor House is a Christian ministry located in Polk County, Florida committed to reaching boys in crisis. Often things happen as a result of parents being unable to take care of their son, independent of anything the boy has done. Unfortunately, in Polk County, most often these boys must leave the area to receive the care they need.

Anchor House Ministries, a Christian facility, has been in Auburndale since 1974. It is dedicated to providing a place for boy’s ages 10-17 in our traditional program and young men ages 18-21 in our extended care program that are referred either by the state, or private counselors. Through developing life plans that include goal setting and educational assessment, individual counseling, life skills training, and practical experience, we endeavor to enable young men to manage their own behavior, make sound life choices, and make positive decisions in preparation for reunion with their family, or independence and self-sufficiency. We are licensed by the State of Florida for over 30 boys.

Anchor House offers a secure place, on our ten-acre campus, for boys to live in peace while they are nurtured in a Christian atmosphere. The boys also have an opportunity to grow self-sufficiently, leading into adulthood and becoming a positive influence in society. ‘Boys becoming men,’ is the tradition of Anchor House. Our graduates now serve our armed services, local government, business and industry, and many other vocations.