The Anchor House Project
Imagine a place that is safe, a place to learn life skills, a place where an entire community of people is rooting for you before they even get to know you. Imagine an apartment you can actually afford, a bed with a handmade quilt waiting for you on move-in day, on-site access to a counselor to help with your job search. Imagine a place to call home. This is what Anchor House is all about.
Anchor House will be a transitional home for young members of the community, regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, who have recently been emancipated from the foster care system.
The need for this type of affordable housing for emancipated foster youth is great. There are over 500 young people ages 14-18 just in the 3 county areas of Broomfield, Boulder and Adams Counties that will be emancipated in the next 4 years. Studies have shown that a very high percentage of these youths, without safe and adequate housing, become homeless, addicted to drugs or alcohol, or sexually exploited. With stable, affordable housing and on-going contact with case managers, they are much more likely to stay in post high school education or successfully transition into the work force.
An affordable housing project for emancipated foster youth.
As part of Lutheran Church of Hope’s vision of "sharing and transforming faith, hopes and lives", and their mission of reaching out, the church partnered in 2017 with Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains for an affordable housing project for emancipated foster youth. And so, Anchor House was born.
To date, Anchor House has:
Created a new 501-C-3 non-profit corporation called Anchor House to build and own an apartment complex with 8 permanently affordable studio apartments, a community room and an office for a case manager.
Funding from various sources is under way to pay the capital costs for construction of the new facility. Thrivent has been a major sponsor and partner in the fundraising aspect. Anchor House is pleased to partner with Flatirons Habitat for Humanity to build the project.
Anchor House will enter into an operating agreement with Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains to provide all tenant referrals, on-going case management of the tenants, and property management of the building.
The Anchor House project was presented in front of Broomfield City Council and the Housing Advisory Committee in October 2018 and was unanimously approved for a funding grant of $227,000. Anchor House will continue to work closely with the City of Broomfield as the project progresses.
Your support can help make a difference in a young person's life. Join us in a journey as we build hopes and dreams - and homes - through the Anchor House.