Anchor House Shelter

Anchor House Shelter is a 24-hour program for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth ages 12-17 in Trenton, New Jersey.  Runaway and homeless youth have walk-in access to the program 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The shelter’s primary purpose is to meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families, and to reunite them as quickly as possible. Anchor House works intensively with youth and their families to stabilize their crises and improve family relationships. Anchor House services include crisis intervention, individual and family counseling, temporary shelter, food and clothing, advocacy, outreach, and support groups.  When family reunification isn’t possible, Anchor House works with the youth to find a safe, alternative place to live.  All services are free.

Services offered:

  • Hotline and drop in crisis intervention
  • Temporary housing, transportation and recreation
  • Individual, family and group counseling
  • Out-client counseling
  • Advocacy and referrals
  • Aftercare
  • Parent Support groups
  • Sisterhood group
482 Centre St.
Trenton, NJ 08611
609-396-1239 (fax)