Anchor House was recently awarded Princeton Area Community Foundation COVID–19 Phase II Relief & Recovery Funds to help sustain its critical programs during the pandemic.
Funds will support general program expenses to help provide a safe haven to abused, runaway and homeless youth in Mercer County.
“Anchor House is thrilled and excited to receive relief funds from the Princeton Area Community Foundation at this critical time. As the needs of our youth and their families continuously change during the pandemic, and as schools remain closed, funding will help Anchor House continue to provide essential services,” Kim McNear, executive director, said in a prepared statement from Anchor House.
Anchor House also received Community Foundation Phase I Relief & Recovery Funds to provide direct assistance to youth with rental assistance and other needs to remain housed.
“Anchor House is making a difference in the lives of young people and their families experiencing homelessness, and we are proud to support their incredible work in the community,” Jeffrey M. Vega, president &andCEO of the Community Foundation, said in the statement. “Thanks to the generous support of foundations, corporations, individual philanthropists and funds housed at the Community Foundation, we have been able to provide more than $3 million in COVID-19 Relief & Recovery grants to many terrific nonprofits in our region.”
Anchor House helps to end youth homelessness and prepares youth to live productive and independent lives. Responding to critical needs in the community, Anchor House provides the only shelter, transitional living, youth and street outreach program in Mercer County, and one of two supportive housing programs in the county for older youth, according to the statement.
The Princeton Area Community Foundation awarded over $2 million to more than 50 local nonprofits in its second phase of COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Grant funding activities, according to the statement. Grants were awarded to non-profits that are working in the community to prevent food insecurity and evictions and have been reported significant increases in demand for their services.