An extension of the Anchor House ministry was established with the purchase of the Barnabas House transitional group home in May, 2015. The house is Polk County’s first transitional house for boys who graduate out of foster care. Located in a residential neighborhood just a skip over from downtown Lakeland and close to beautiful Lake Hollingsworth, the mission of Barnabas House is to equip young men with the knowledge, skills, and encouragement they will need as they pursue sustainable employment, prepare for further education, and plan for the future they will have to work hard to create. The supportive relationship with house parents and one-on-one training with the job coach help our young men understand how to define success and then chase after their dreams, while they are becoming more confident about the unlimited potential inside them and learning how to unlock it.
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