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.

2022 Impact

89 individuals
received individual counseling
52 youth
received aftercare counseling
685 referrals
made to community partners

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. When family reunification isn’t possible, Anchor House works with the youth to find a safe, alternative place to live.

Runaway and homeless youth have walk-in access to the program 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Anchor House services include crisis intervention, individual and family counseling, temporary shelter, food and clothing, advocacy, outreach, and support groups. All services are free.

Services include:

  • Temporary housing, crisis intervention and individual case management
  • Individual, family and group counseling
  • Parent support group
  • Medical and mental health care
  • School Outreach
  • Life Skills training
  • Recreational and cultural trips
  • Community service and engagement
  • Advocacy and referrals
  • Out-client counseling
  • Aftercare

Leadership and community engagement opportunities through Youth Advisory Council.

Eligible applicants:
Youth ages 12 to 17

Services offered:

Individual, family & group counseling

Emergency Shelter and Crisis Intervention

Out-client counseling

Advocacy and referrals

Parent Support groups


If you need help, call us at (609) 396-8329

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week