Our Mission


The mission of Anchor House is to provide a safe haven where abused, runaway, homeless, aging out and at risk youth and their families are empowered to succeed and thrive.

Anchor House Shelter was founded in 1978 to move homeless and runaway youth off the streets of Trenton and reunite them with their family. Today, Anchor House Inc. provides shelter, school outreach, transitional and supportive housing, and street outreach to youth, ages 12 to 21 years of age, from Mercer County and throughout the state of New Jersey.

2016 Anchor House Ride for Runaways

The 38th Annual Ride for Runaways has commenced! This years ride which was on July 9-16th and the riders began their 500 mile journey from Manchester NH to Trenton, NJ. This year’s ride generated over $500,000 in donations so far and is continuing to grow. We thank the riders for their commitment to our youth […]

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