It is the mission of the ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care to find solutions to individual and family issues.  Identifying the strengths of both the individual and the family.  Focusing on building healthy relationships so the resident can be successful at home, school, and in the community. Our philosophy is not to correct problems for them but to guide our residents and families on how to do the problem-solving themselves.

ANCHOR Staff is committed to providing services to our residents in a consistent and respectful manner.  Allowing the individual to develop and grow personally in a safe, stable, and structured family-like environment. ANCHOR stresses parental/guardian participation to strengthen the family's ability to grow and develop positive relationships and responses to life situations and decisions.

The ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care is for young men ages 12 -17 years of age and is located in Martinsville, VA.  We can accommodate up to 10 young men.  Overall, we serve about 25 – 30 kids each year in this program.  We teach daily living skills, interpersonal skills, Casey Life Skills, provide individual and group counseling, they do community service, we make sure they attend school, do their homework and assist the courts in any way we can.  ANCHOR is constantly trying to improve our program and provide the best possible results to all our residents.  Currently, we are the only group home/shelter care in our region. (Closest one to us is Lynchburg).

ANCHOR currently provides this service for the 21st Judicial District Court Service Unit which consists of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties and surrounding areas as well.

Below are residents on a field trip to the local Piedmont Arts exhibit in 2018.  "Art 180: Imagining a World Where No Youth are Locked Up".

The first picture (left to right) is of the virtual cell as part of the exhibit, the second is a resident experiencing the virtual cell and the third is a re-creation of a visitation booth.

PA virtual cell ART 180 exhibit
PA ART 180 residetn in Virtual cell
PA ART 180 recreation of visitation area