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 Anchor House, located in Auburndale, Florida, is the Social Ministry appeal for March.   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. Anchor House Ministries was established in 1974 to furnish a place for boys ages 11-18 who are referred either by the state or private counselors.  They offer a group home for those 11-17, and transitional housing for those ages 18-23. 

Through developing life plans that include goal setting and educational assessment, individual counseling, life skills training, and practical experience, Anchor House endeavors 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. Anchor House is licensed by the State of Florida for over 30 boys. 

They have a 10-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.

Anchor House needs:

Grits & OatmealCanned vegetables (16 oz to 5 lb.)           
Chip bags (individual)  
Vegetable oil
Flavored rice
Men’s hygiene products                     
Laundry baskets         
Men’s razors                                      
Plastic trash bins            
Body moisturizers                              
Toilet paper                
Small and Med. storage  containers                     
Cleaning products           
Dish soap                                           
Paper plates & bowls