How Boys and Young Men End up at Anchor House Ministries

Anchor House Ministries is a Faith-based program located in Auburndale, Florida that is committed to reaching boys and young men in crisis.  Anchor House offers a traditional, group home on a 10 acre campus for boys ages 10-17; while the Barnabas and Highlands Houses offer transitional housing for young men ages 18-21 who have “aged-out” of the foster care system.

Most of our residents come to us through no fault of their own.  They are referrals from the State of Florida for issues like abuse, abandonment and neglect.  Others are residential placements referred by private counselors. We are licensed by the State of Florida to care for over 30 boys.

Through developing life plans which 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 an independent life of self-sufficiency.