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Anchor Group Home

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For young men ages 12 -17 years of age and is located in Martinsville, VA.  We currently have 5 boys and can accommodate up to 10.  Overall, we serve about 25 – 30 kids each year in this program.  We teach daily living skills, interpersonal skills, 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.

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Currently, we are the only group home in our region. Anchor currently provides this service for the 21st Judicial District Court Service Unit which consists of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties.

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Outreach/Surveillance and GPS

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Monitoring services provided to the court service unit for juveniles that need extra attention to keep them at home and in the community instead of in detention.  Involves ANCHOR staff checking on them in several Face-to- Face contacts each week and in many cases using GPS technology to keep track of their locations and activities.  We serve approx. 65 area kids each year with this service.

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This program, and the Group Home, saves the localities of Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

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Seven Challenges Program

\n A new substance use/abuse comprehensive counseling program just started in January of this year!  It is specifically designed to work with the adolescent and young adult (up to early 20’s) populations.  Seven Challenges simultaneously addresses adolescents’ drug
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This program is evidence-based and addresses adolescent substance abuse from a developmentally appropriate counseling model. We have had over 20 participants in this program and more are being added every week.  We have two groups here locally and are currently adding two more groups in Danville. It has been widely used in many locations and settings across the U.S., but ANCHOR is the first organization in VA to utilize this innovative and effective program.

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Brief Challenges

\n The Seven Challenges – Brief™, also known as \”Brief Challenges\”, is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®, which is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
\nBrief Challenges is designed for youth who have a known or suspected drug problem, and is used in four individual sessions lasting approximately one hour each. Brief Challenges is designed to serve three functions:
\nAssessment of drug and co-occurring problems Mental health issues, including an understanding of psychological, emotional and situational problems the young person faces Substance abuse problems, including frequency and quantity of use, e\n \n \"TDP\n \n

Tansitional Day Program

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This program is a cooperative agreement with Henry County Public Schools to educate students who have emotional and psychological disabilities and whose behavior has been identified as interfering with his/her learning that prevent them from being in a traditional classroom and they need a more restrictive classroom environment.  The aim of the program is to work with them and return them to a traditional school classroom setting.

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Camp Lee Ford

\n It was created by a donation of the land by Heck and Mattie Ford in memory of their son, Lee Ford, who died serving his country in WW II.  Lee Ford Camp, was deeded to ANCHOR in 1999 by the Martinsville Kiwanis Club, but has been in existence since the early 1950’s, is a 17-acre camp with a 1.5 acre lake, several picnic areas with tables, a large lodge (complete with full kitchen, bathroom and screened in porch), two bunkhouses which will accommodate up to 20 people, a small cabin and a climbing/rappelling tower with a high ropes confidence course.  In addition to the bunkhouses there are at least 6 primitive camping spots on the property as well that will accommodate several tents.  The climbing tower and high ropes course is one of the only, and nicest, in our region.  The pond can be used for fishing (catch and release), we have equipment for canoeing and swimming (these last two must be supervised by a lifeguard).  There is a baseball field for games and lots of area for hiking.  It is an oasis in the middle of our community! The camp provides area youth and families a recreational opportunity promoting individual and group learning within a natural environment.
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This program, and the Group Home, saves the localities of Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

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Monitoring services provided to the court service unit for juveniles that need extra attention to keep them at home and in the community instead of in detention.  Involves ANCHOR staff checking on them in several Face-to- Face contacts each week and in many cases using GPS technology to keep track of their locations and activities.  We serve approx. 65 area kids each year with this service.

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Lee Ford Camp was created by a donation of the land by Heck and Mattie Ford in memory of their son, Lee Ford, who died serving his country just after WW II.  Lee Ford Camp was deeded to ANCHOR in 1999 by the Martinsville Kiwanis Club, but has been in existence since the early 1950’s. There were many weekly camps held there for decades through the early 1990\’s, especially in the summers, thanks to many groups like the Charity League and the Kiwanis Club.   Lee Ford Camp is a 17-acre camp with a 1.5 acre lake, several picnic areas with tables, a large lodge (for up to 50 people – complete with full kitchen, full bathroom and screened in back porch), two bunkhouses which will accommodate up to 36 people (each with full bathrooms), a small cabin (w/ a half bath) and a climbing/rappelling tower.  In addition to the bunkhouses there are at least 6 primitive camping spots on the property as well that will accommodate several tents.  The climbing tower is one of the only, and nicest, in our region.  The lake can be used for fishing (catch and release), we have equipment for canoeing and swimming (these last two activities must be supervised by a lifeguard).  There is a baseball field for games and lots of area for hiking.  It is an oasis in the middle of our community! The camp provides area youth and families a recreational opportunity promoting individual and group learning within a natural environment.

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The budget for this property operates solely off donations. We currently ask for $75 donation per day/event to use the Lodge, $25 per bunkhouse if you are staying overnight (The two bunkhouses will sleep up to 36) and the climbing tower is $200 per ½ day and $400 for the whole day.  Lee Ford Camp is in good shape, but we are constantly working to improve it and if any group wants to do a work day there, we will let them use the camp free of charge!

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The budget for this property operates solely off donations. We currently ask for $75 donation per day/event to use the Lodge, $25 per bunkhouse if you are staying overnight (The two bunkhouses will sleep up to 36) and the climbing tower is $200 per ½ day and $400 for the whole day.  Lee Ford Camp is in good shape, but we are constantly working to improve it and if any group wants to do a work day there, we will let them use the camp free of charge!

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Anchor Group Home

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Transitional Day Program (TDP)

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Seven Challenges Program

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Brief Challenges Program

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Lee Ford Camp

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ANCHOR – What does it mean?  A New CHance ORganization

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  • Started in 1972 by the persistent efforts of a citizen committee headed by Jane Bassett Spilman
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  • ANCHOR I for boys was first
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  • ANCHOR II for girls in 1973
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  • Expanded several times through the 1990\’s
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  • Services included Outreach, Family Preservation, Family Group Home and Wilderness Program
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ANCHOR Today

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  • ANCHOR Group Home – for boys
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  • Outreach/Surveillance and GPS
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  • Seven Challenges Substance Use Treatment
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  • Brief Challenges
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  • Transitional Day Program (TDP)
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  • Lee Ford Camp
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Meet our Team

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Ricky Walker

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Director

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Ricky is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He had a 30 year law enforcement career before coming to ANCHOR in 2016.  He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal at ANCHOR is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

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Turonne Hunt

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Director – Transitional Day Program

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Robn Campbell

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Director of Administrative Services

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Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

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A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

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Paige Belton

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Case Manager

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Tim Bredamus

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Counselor

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Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

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Catherleen Dillard

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Group Home Leader/USDA Manager

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Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

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Terrance Draper

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Group Home Leader

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Mike Kirby

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Group Home Supervisor

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Mike has been with ANCHOR for 11 years and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He lives in Martinsville with his wife and son.

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Danny Wimmer

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OutReach/GPS Coordinator

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Meet our Team

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Ricky Walker

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Director

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Ricky is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing a life dedicated to community service he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016.  He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal at ANCHOR is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

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Turonne Hunt

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Director – Transitional Day Program

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Robn Campbell

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Director of Administrative Services

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Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

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A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

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Paige Belton

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Case Manager

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Tim Bredamus

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Counselor

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Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

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Catherleen Dillard

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Group Home Leader/USDA Manager

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Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

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Terrance Draper

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Group Home Leader

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Mike Kirby

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Group Home Supervisor

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Mike has been with ANCHOR for 11 years and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He lives in Martinsville with his wife and son.

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Danny Wimmer

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OutReach/GPS Coordinator

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Include a short bio with an interesting fact about the person.

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Next Steps…

\n

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Meet our Team

\n \"Ricky\"\n

Ricky Walker

\n

Director

\n

Ricky is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016.

\n

Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

\n \"Badge\n

Turonne Hunt

\n

Director – Transitional Day Program

\n

Include a short bio with an interesting fact about the person.

\n \"Badge\n

Robn Campbell

\n

Director of Administrative Services

\n

Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

\n

A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

\n \"Badge\n

Paige Belton

\n

Case Manager

\n

Include a short bio with an interesting fact about the person.

\n \"Tim\n

Tim Bredamus

\n

Counselor

\n

Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

\n \"Badge\n

Catherleen Dillard

\n

Group Home Leader/USDA Manager

\n

Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

\n \"Badge\n

Terrance Draper

\n

Group Home Leader

\n

Include a short bio with an interesting fact about the person.

\n \"Badge\n

Mike Kirby

\n

Group Home Supervisor

\n

Mike has been with ANCHOR for 11 years and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He lives in Martinsville with his wife and son.

\n \"Danny\n

Danny Wimmer

\n

OutReach/GPS Coordinator

\n

Include a short bio with an interesting fact about the person.

\n

Next Steps…

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Mandy Brannock

\n

Mandy Brannock works at Piedmont Community Services    

\n \"Brown.Angie\"\n

Angie Brown

\n

Angie Brown is the Patrick Henry Community College Patrick County Site Facilitator.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

\n \"Bonnie\n

Bonnie Favero

\n

Bonnie Favero has worked for PIedmont Community Services (PCS) since September 1990. She became Prevention Manager in 1999 and is now Division Director.

\n

Bonnie has a Masters degree in Family Ministry from Regis University in Denver, CO and a Masters degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech. Bonnie has presented throughout the country at National Conferences on coalition-building and youth development. Bonnie has written grants totaling over $4,000,000 for the Prevention Unit of PCS.

\n

Bonnie has 4 Adult children and 11 grandchildren.

\n

She has served on the PHCC Board, the ANCHOR Commission and the Mental Health Association board.

\n \"karen\n

Karen Garrett

\n

Karen Garrett is a Virginia native and has lived in Martinsville for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate education at Guilford College with a double major in biology and chemistry. She graduated from the physician assistant program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine with honors in 1999. She has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for   years.

\n \"David_Haymore\"\n

David Haymore

\n

David Haymore is a Master Deputy with the Patrick County Sheriff\’s Office, where he has worked for over 13 years. David is a graduate of Patrick County High School, where he is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer. He is a member of the Tactical Response Team, a Certified Law Enforcement Sniper, and a Firearms Instructor. He also, serves on the School Health Advisory Board and the Safety and Crisis Team for the Patrick County High School.

\n \"Jeanette\n

Jeanette Hurd

\n

Jeanette Hurd is the Special Education Coordinator for Henry County Public Schools.

\n \"Erin\n

Erin Jenkins

\n

Erin Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and works as an assessment clinician for Piedmont Community Services and National Counseling Group in Martinsville, Va. Erin has worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years, with a majority of those years providing direct services to children and teens.

\n

Erin is a native of Henry County, having graduated from Laurel Park High School in 1995. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1999 and her Master and Ed.S. in Community and Marriage and Family Counseling in 2003. Erin is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association.

\nShe is married to Dr. Charles Jenkins, DDS, a dentist at Martinsville Smiles, and they have two boys, age 13 and
\n10.\n

She has served on the Mt. Olivet PTO board for seven years. She is an active member of Granbery United Methodist Church where she previously served as coordinator for children’s ministries. She is a sustainer with the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County. She is a former parent representative for both the FAPT and CPMT committees in our community. Erin previously taught Psychology courses as an adjunct faculty at PHCC.

\n \"Donna\n

Donna Martin

\n

Donna Martin is a Unit Supervisor/Rehabilitation Counselor serving in the Martinsville offices in the Virginia Workforce Center.  She has worked with the state of Virginia with the Division of Rehabilitative Services specifically serving youth with disabilities for 25 years in her role to help them transition from school to work.  She is known for her high energy and innovative thinking, is a seasoned veteran in the world of helping people overcome barriers and maintain employment. She brings expertise in the utilization of various agencies to collaborate and work toward mutual goals as well as education in Disability Awareness.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

\n \"59692361_2479276958749720_2361898534359269376_o\"\n

Pam Randall

\n

Dr. Pamela Randall is a conductor, singer, author, gardener, quilter and professor at Longwood University. Pam currently serves as Program Director of Liberal Studies through Longwood University in elementary and middle school education licensure at New College Institute.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Glenville State University, Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University, ED.S. in Administration from UVA, and completed her Doctorate in Leadership from Liberty University. She has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for    years.

\n \"Veraine\n

Veraine Randolph

\n

Veraine Via Randolph is a native of Stuart, Virginia and she has been a longtime resident of the City of Martinsville. She is a dedicated employee of the Piedmont Community Services, where she serves as a Financial Specialist. She is a graduate of Averett University in Danville, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and she is a recipient of numerous certificates from various institutions, including, Patrick Henry Community College and the University of Virginia. She is active civically with her Kappa Delta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and she is a devoted member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ridgeway, where her husband of 30 years, is the Pastor. Veraine has, also, served on the board of Southern Area Agency on Aging and currently, is serving as Treasurer of Anchor.

\n \"Lisa\n

Lisa Smith

\n

Lisa Smith comes to the Anchor Commission’s Board with a long history of working in the human services field.  After graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in Criminal Justice, she worked as a social worker with the department of social services.  Later, she transitioned to working as a case manager with Dan River Alcohol & Safety Action Program.  After working for that agency for several years, she obtained a position as an adult probation & parole officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections where she was employed for thirteen years.  Currently, she is employed with Piedmont Community Services as a program manager with the Community Recovery Program.  Lisa obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and she is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.   She completed the Duke University Certificate in Non-Profit Management.  From working in the field for over 20 years, Lisa considers herself as a advocate for individuals who are struggling with major obstacles in their lives.

\n

In addition to her service on the Board of the Anchor Commission, she serves on the Board of the Southern Area Agency on Agency and she is a member of the Martinsville-Henry County-Patrick County Re-entry Council.

\n

Lisa resides in the City of Martinsville with her husband, Troy and two children, Bryson and Claire.  She is a member of the Galilean House of Worship.

\n \"Spencer-Christy\"\n

Christy Spencer

\n

Christy works at Patrick Henry Community College in the Middle College program.  Her educational background includes:

\nMaster of Science in Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
\nBachelor of Science in Business Administration, Old Dominion University
\nAssociate of Arts and Sciences in Business Administration, Patrick Henry Community College.  Christy serves on the Anchor Commission Board, Virginia Association for Adult & Continuing Education, Commission on Adult Basic Education, Virginia Community College Association, Charity League of Martinsville & Henry County (Sustainer).\n \"\"\n’, ‘The Anchor Board’, ”, ‘inherit’, ‘closed’, ‘closed’, ”, ‘423-revision-v1’, ”, ”, ‘2019-11-25 09:45:10’, ‘2019-11-25 14:45:10’, ”, 423, ‘http://anchor-services.org/423-revision-v1/’, 0, ‘revision’, ”, 0), (542, 2, ‘2019-11-25 09:49:48’, ‘2019-11-25 14:49:48’, ‘\n \"20160920_122745\n \"Main\n

Meet our Team

\n \"Ricky\"\n

Ricky Walker

\n

Director

\n

Ricky is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

\n

Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

\n \"Badge\n

Turonne Hunt

\n

Director – Transitional Day Program

\n

Include a short bio with an interesting fact about the person.

\n \"Badge\n

Robn Campbell

\n

Director of Administrative Services

\n

Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

\n

A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

\n \"Badge\n

Paige Belton

\n

Case Manager

\n

Include a short bio with an interesting fact about the person.

\n \"Tim\n

Tim Bredamus

\n

Counselor

\n

Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

\n \"Badge\n

Catherleen Dillard

\n

Group Home Leader/USDA Manager

\n

Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

\n \"Badge\n

Terrance Draper

\n

Group Home Leader

\n

Include a short bio with an interesting fact about the person.

\n \"Badge\n

Mike Kirby

\n

Group Home Supervisor

\n

Mike has been with ANCHOR for 11 years and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He lives in Martinsville with his wife and son.

\n \"Danny\n

Danny Wimmer

\n

OutReach/GPS Coordinator

\n

Include a short bio with an interesting fact about the person.

\n

Next Steps…

\n

This is should be a prospective customer\’s number one call to action, e.g., requesting a quote or perusing your product catalog.

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Mandy Brannock

\n

Mandy Brannock works at Piedmont Community Services    

\n \"Brown.Angie\"\n

Angie Brown

\n

Angie Brown is the Patrick Henry Community College Patrick County Site Facilitator.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

\n \"Bonnie\n

Bonnie Favero

\n

Bonnie Favero has worked for PIedmont Community Services (PCS) since September 1990. She became Prevention Manager in 1999 and is now Division Director.

\n

Bonnie has a Masters degree in Family Ministry from Regis University in Denver, CO and a Masters degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech. Bonnie has presented throughout the country at National Conferences on coalition-building and youth development. Bonnie has written grants totaling over $4,000,000 for the Prevention Unit of PCS.

\n

Bonnie has 4 Adult children and 11 grandchildren.

\n

She has served on the PHCC Board, the ANCHOR Commission and the Mental Health Association board.

\n \"karen\n

Karen Garrett

\n

Karen Garrett is a Virginia native and has lived in Martinsville for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate education at Guilford College with a double major in biology and chemistry. She graduated from the physician assistant program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine with honors in 1999. She currently serves as the Board Chair and has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for 15 years.

\n \"David_Haymore\"\n

David Haymore

\n

David Haymore is a Master Deputy with the Patrick County Sheriff\’s Office, where he has worked for over 13 years. David is a graduate of Patrick County High School, where he is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer. He is a member of the Tactical Response Team, a Certified Law Enforcement Sniper, and a Firearms Instructor. He also, serves on the School Health Advisory Board and the Safety and Crisis Team for the Patrick County High School.

\n \"Jeanette\n

Jeanette Hurd

\n

Jeanette Hurd is the Special Education Coordinator for Henry County Public Schools.

\n \"Erin\n

Erin Jenkins

\n

Erin Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and works as an assessment clinician for Piedmont Community Services and National Counseling Group in Martinsville, Va. Erin has worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years, with a majority of those years providing direct services to children and teens.

\n

Erin is a native of Henry County, having graduated from Laurel Park High School in 1995. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1999 and her Master and Ed.S. in Community and Marriage and Family Counseling in 2003. Erin is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association.

\nShe is married to Dr. Charles Jenkins, DDS, a dentist at Martinsville Smiles, and they have two boys, age 13 and
\n10.\n

She has served on the Mt. Olivet PTO board for seven years. She is an active member of Granbery United Methodist Church where she previously served as coordinator for children’s ministries. She is a sustainer with the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County. She is a former parent representative for both the FAPT and CPMT committees in our community. Erin previously taught Psychology courses as an adjunct faculty at PHCC.

\n \"Donna\n

Donna Martin

\n

Donna Martin is a Unit Supervisor/Rehabilitation Counselor serving in the Martinsville offices in the Virginia Workforce Center.  She has worked with the state of Virginia with the Division of Rehabilitative Services specifically serving youth with disabilities for 25 years in her role to help them transition from school to work.  She is known for her high energy and innovative thinking, is a seasoned veteran in the world of helping people overcome barriers and maintain employment. She brings expertise in the utilization of various agencies to collaborate and work toward mutual goals as well as education in Disability Awareness.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

\n \"59692361_2479276958749720_2361898534359269376_o\"\n

Pam Randall

\n

Dr. Pamela Randall is a conductor, singer, author, gardener, quilter and professor at Longwood University. Pam currently serves as Program Director of Liberal Studies through Longwood University in elementary and middle school education licensure at New College Institute.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Glenville State University, Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University, ED.S. in Administration from UVA, and completed her Doctorate in Leadership from Liberty University. She has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for    years.

\n \"Veraine\n

Veraine Randolph

\n

Veraine Via Randolph is a native of Stuart, Virginia and she has been a longtime resident of the City of Martinsville. She is a dedicated employee of the Piedmont Community Services, where she serves as a Financial Specialist. She is a graduate of Averett University in Danville, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and she is a recipient of numerous certificates from various institutions, including, Patrick Henry Community College and the University of Virginia. She is active civically with her Kappa Delta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and she is a devoted member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ridgeway, where her husband of 30 years, is the Pastor. Veraine has, also, served on the board of Southern Area Agency on Aging and currently, is serving as Treasurer of Anchor.

\n \"Lisa\n

Lisa Smith

\n

Lisa Smith comes to the Anchor Commission’s Board with a long history of working in the human services field.  After graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in Criminal Justice, she worked as a social worker with the department of social services.  Later, she transitioned to working as a case manager with Dan River Alcohol & Safety Action Program.  After working for that agency for several years, she obtained a position as an adult probation & parole officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections where she was employed for thirteen years.  Currently, she is employed with Piedmont Community Services as a program manager with the Community Recovery Program.  Lisa obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and she is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.   She completed the Duke University Certificate in Non-Profit Management.  From working in the field for over 20 years, Lisa considers herself as a advocate for individuals who are struggling with major obstacles in their lives.

\n

In addition to her service on the Board of the Anchor Commission, she serves on the Board of the Southern Area Agency on Agency and she is a member of the Martinsville-Henry County-Patrick County Re-entry Council.

\n

Lisa resides in the City of Martinsville with her husband, Troy and two children, Bryson and Claire.  She is a member of the Galilean House of Worship.

\n \"Spencer-Christy\"\n

Christy Spencer

\n

Christy works at Patrick Henry Community College in the Middle College program.  Her educational background includes:

\nMaster of Science in Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
\nBachelor of Science in Business Administration, Old Dominion University
\nAssociate of Arts and Sciences in Business Administration, Patrick Henry Community College.  Christy serves on the Anchor Commission Board, Virginia Association for Adult & Continuing Education, Commission on Adult Basic Education, Virginia Community College Association, Charity League of Martinsville & Henry County (Sustainer).\n \"\"\n’, ‘The Anchor Board’, ”, ‘inherit’, ‘closed’, ‘closed’, ”, ‘423-revision-v1’, ”, ”, ‘2019-11-25 10:07:53’, ‘2019-11-25 15:07:53’, ”, 423, ‘http://anchor-services.org/423-revision-v1/’, 0, ‘revision’, ”, 0), (545, 2, ‘2019-11-25 10:16:26’, ‘2019-11-25 15:16:26’, ‘\n

The Seven Challenges – Brief™, also known as \”Brief Challenges\”, is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®.

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The Seven Challenges – Brief™, also known as \”Brief Challenges\”, is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®.

\n

A new therapy intervention that is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®, which is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Brief Challenges is designed for youth who have a known or suspected drug problem and involves four individual sessions lasting approximately one hour each. Brief Challenges is designed to serve three functions:

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\nDiscussion of pressure built into each of the four sessions
\nBolsters young person\’s attention to pressure
\nAssists in development of effective responses to pressure
\nThese sessions can stand alone or serve as an entry point to more services for youth who may want, or need, to receive additional counseling.\nBrief Challenges Process –
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The Seven Challenges – Brief™, also known as \”Brief Challenges\”, is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®.

\n

A new therapy intervention that is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®, which is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Brief Challenges is designed for youth who have a known or suspected drug problem and involves four individual sessions lasting approximately one hour each. Brief Challenges is designed to serve three functions:

\n
    \n
  • \n
      \n
    • \n
        \n
      • \n
          \n
        • \n
            \n
          • Assessment of drug and co-occurring problems
          • \n
          • Mental health issues, including an understanding of psychological, emotional and situational problems the young person faces
          • \n
          • Substance abuse problems, including frequency and quantity of use, effect on functioning, motivation for use, level of problem, and awareness of harm from use
          • \n
          \n
        • \n
        \n
      • \n
      \n
    • \n
    \n
  • \n
\nBrief therapy intervention for drug problems
\nDesigned to tap any existing motivation to change and to increase motivation to change
\nCourtesy Relapse Prevention® is introduced to a young person who has an impulse to quit using
\nSupport in responding to external pressures for abstinence
\nDiscussion of pressure built into each of the four sessions
\nBolsters young person\’s attention to pressure
\nAssists in development of effective responses to pressure
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ANCHOR – What does it mean?  A New CHance ORganization

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    \n
  • Started in 1972 by the persistent efforts of a citizen committee headed by Jane Bassett Spilman
  • \n
  • ANCHOR I for boys was first
  • \n
  • ANCHOR II for girls in 1973
  • \n
  • Expanded several times through the 1990\’s
  • \n
  • Services included Outreach, Family Preservation, Family Group Home and Wilderness Program
  • \n
\n

ANCHOR Today

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    \n
  • ANCHOR Group Home – for boys
  • \n
  • Outreach/Surveillance and GPS
  • \n
  • Seven Challenges Substance Use Treatment
  • \n
  • Brief Challenges
  • \n
  • Transitional Day Program (TDP)
  • \n
  • Lee Ford Camp
  • \n
\n

ANCHOR Mission Statement

\n

The mission of ANCHOR is to provide a new chance for youth in our community. While they remain close to home, ANCHOR provides comprehensive care and individualized treatment  to assist youth and their families in achieving optimal health and well-being.

\n \"AnchorTree\"\n \n \"GH\n \n

Anchor Group Home and Shelter Care

\n \n \"bi-loc8-continuous-gps-monitoring-system-ankle-bracelet-e1528991319350\"\n \n

Outreach/Surveillance and GPS

\n \n \"TDP\n \n

Transitional Day Program (TDP)

\n \n \"SevenChallenges\"\n \n

Seven Challenges Program

\n \n \"Brief\n \n

Brief Challenges Program

\n \n \"Lodge\n \n

Lee Ford Camp

\n \n \"ART_FrontPage\"\n \n

Aggression Replacement Training

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The Seven Challenges®, which is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

\n

Challenging ourselves to make wise decisions about alcohol and other drugs

\n

The Seven Challenges Program is designed for adolescent substance abusing or substance dependent individuals, to motivate a decision and commitment to change. It helps young people look at themselves, understand what it takes to give up a drug abusing lifestyle—and prepare for and attain success when they commit to making changes.

\n

The Seven Challenges

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    \n
  1. We decided to open up and talk honestly about ourselves and about alcohol and other drugs.
  2. \n
\n
    \n
  1. We looked at what we liked about alcohol and other drugs, and why we were using them.
  2. \n
\n
    \n
  1. We looked at our use of alcohol or other drugs to see if it has caused harm or could cause harm.
  2. \n
\n
    \n
  1. We looked at our responsibility and the responsibility of others for our problems.
  2. \n
\n
    \n
  1. We thought about where we seemed to be headed, where we wanted to go, and what we wanted to accomplish.
  2. \n
\n
    \n
  1. We made thoughtful decisions about our lives and about our use of alcohol and other drugs.
  2. \n
  3. We followed through on our decisions about our lives and drug use. If we saw problems, we went back to earlier challenges and mastered them.
  4. \n
\n

Evaluation

\n

All treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation designed to identify problems and concerns for the adolescent and family. Following the evaluation, a therapist will work with the client and family to determine the goals of treatment.

\n

Treatment modalities may include:

\n
    \n
  • Individual Therapy
  • \n
  • Family Sessions
  • \n
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • \n
  • Seven Challenges Journaling
  • \n
  • Seven Challenges Group
  • \n
  • Relapse Prevention
  • \n
\n

Developmentally Appropriate

\n

The Seven Challenges Program helps young people master developmental tasks—to define their own identity, to learn systematic logical thinking and to prepare for adult roles—as they think about and examine their lives, their drug use, and the potential impact of their drug use upon their future.

\n

Research-based

\n

Based on the latest research and evaluation literature, in particular findings about:

\n
    \n
  • The underlying and co-occurring psychological problems that typically accompany drug use and put youth at risk of such abuse
  • \n
  • The stages of change in overcoming drug problems
  • \n
  • Preparing individuals to change through motivational enhancement
  • \n
  • Resiliency
  • \n
  • Counseling outcomes
  • \n
  • Relapse prevention
  • \n
\n

Culturally Sensitive

\n

The Seven Challenges Program and materials were developed working with a culturally diverse group of young people. The program uses an empowerment model, putting personal problems in the context of broader social and environmental issues.

\n

Holistic

\n

The Seven Challenges Program addresses the drug use behavior, he underlying causes (including psychological and co-occurring problems), and lifestyle issues.

\n

Respect

\n

To succeed in working with youth, The Seven Challenges Program places a special emphasis on creating a climate of mutual respect within which individuals can talk openly and honestly about themselves. We engage young people in actively thinking about their alcohol or other drug use, and its effect upon their lives.

\n

Understanding

\n

Working through The Seven Challenges helps youth understand what needs they are meeting by using drugs, what harm they are causing, what risks they are taking, and what it entails to give up a drug using lifestyle. We raise consciousness, inspire hope, and motivate internally driven, sincere decisions to change.

\n

Partnership

\n

Our staff join with youth and their families as problem-solving partners. We help young people overcome co-occurring problems and learn to meet their needs in positive ways, so they are in a position from which they can sincerely make a commitment to change. Once such decisions are made, we teach the tools and provide the support that ensures success.

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The Seven Challenges®, which is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

\n

Challenging ourselves to make wise decisions about alcohol and other drugs

\n

The Seven Challenges Program is designed for adolescent substance abusing or substance dependent individuals, to motivate a decision and commitment to change. It helps young people look at themselves, understand what it takes to give up a drug abusing lifestyle—and prepare for and attain success when they commit to making changes.

\n

The Seven Challenges

\n
    \n
  1. We decided to open up and talk honestly about ourselves and about alcohol and other drugs.
  2. \n
\n
    \n
  1. We looked at what we liked about alcohol and other drugs, and why we were using them.
  2. \n
\n
    \n
  1. We looked at our use of alcohol or other drugs to see if it has caused harm or could cause harm.
  2. \n
\n
    \n
  1. We looked at our responsibility and the responsibility of others for our problems.
  2. \n
\n
    \n
  1. We thought about where we seemed to be headed, where we wanted to go, and what we wanted to accomplish.
  2. \n
\n
    \n
  1. We made thoughtful decisions about our lives and about our use of alcohol and other drugs.
  2. \n
\n

7. We followed through on our decisions about our lives and drug use. If we saw problems, we went back to earlier challenges and mastered them.

\n

 

\n

Evaluation

\n

All treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation designed to identify problems and concerns for the adolescent and family. Following the evaluation, a therapist will work with the client and family to determine the goals of treatment.

\n

Treatment modalities may include:

\n
    \n
  • Individual Therapy
  • \n
  • Family Sessions
  • \n
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • \n
  • Seven Challenges Journaling
  • \n
  • Seven Challenges Group
  • \n
  • Relapse Prevention
  • \n
\n

 

\nDevelopmentally Appropriate
\nThe Seven Challenges Program helps young people master developmental tasks—to define their own identity, to learn systematic logical thinking and to prepare for adult roles—as they think about and examine their lives, their drug use, and the potential impact of their drug use upon their future.\nResearch-based
\nBased on the latest research and evaluation literature, in particular findings about:\n
    \n
  • The underlying and co-occurring psychological problems that typically accompany drug use and put youth at risk of such abuse
  • \n
  • The stages of change in overcoming drug problems
  • \n
  • Preparing individuals to change through motivational enhancement
  • \n
  • Resiliency
  • \n
  • Counseling outcomes
  • \n
  • Relapse prevention
  • \n
\nCulturally Sensitive
\nThe Seven Challenges Program and materials were developed working with a culturally diverse group of young people. The program uses an empowerment model, putting personal problems in the context of broader social and environmental issues.\nHolistic
\nThe Seven Challenges Program addresses the drug use behavior, the underlying causes (including psychological and co-occurring problems), and lifestyle issues.\n

 

\n

Respect

\n

To succeed in working with youth, The Seven Challenges Program places a special emphasis on creating a climate of mutual respect within which individuals can talk openly and honestly about themselves. We engage young people in actively thinking about their alcohol or other drug use, and its effect upon their lives.

\n

 

\n

Understanding

\n

Working through The Seven Challenges helps youth understand what needs they are meeting by using drugs, what harm they are causing, what risks they are taking, and what it entails to give up a drug using lifestyle. We raise consciousness, inspire hope, and motivate internally driven, sincere decisions to change.

\n

Partnership

\n

Our staff join with youth and their families as problem-solving partners. We help young people overcome co-occurring problems and learn to meet their needs in positive ways, so they are in a position from which they can sincerely make a commitment to change. Once such decisions are made, we teach the tools and provide the support that ensures success.

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The ANCHOR Outreach Detention/Surveillance staff has adopted the following mission statement:

\n

ANCHOR strives to provide services to children placed in the Outreach Detention/Surveillance Program by the Juvenile Court system that will keep the children trouble-free, available to the court, and avoid the need for secure detention and/or placement in other institutions outside their community.

\n

Purpose

\n

The ANCHOR Outreach Detention/Surveillance Program is designed to provide supervision for youths, both male and female, which reside in their homes. It is the philosophy of this program that with added accountability, daily support, and intervention, there is an increased opportunity for avoiding detention or removal of a child from the home. Therapeutic potential of Outreach Detention/Surveillance exists when coupled with the following:

\n
    \n
  1. Children are allowed to remain free of institutional
  2. \n
  3. Delinquent or non-delinquent acts are seen as affecting the child and the family unit and emphasis is placed on reducing and/or eliminating the occurrence of the delinquent or non-delinquent
  4. \n
  5. Supervision from Outreach Detention/Surveillance provides structure and support, third-party intervention, and structured time frames and accountability for the  child.
  6. \n
\n

Monitoring services provided to the court service unit for juveniles that need extra attention to keep them at home and in the community instead of in detention.  Involves ANCHOR staff checking on them in several Face-to- Face contacts each week and in many cases using GPS technology to keep track of their locations and activities.  We serve approx. 65 area kids each year with this service.

\n

This program saves the localities of Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

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The ANCHOR Outreach Detention/Surveillance staff, in concurrence, with the ANCHOR Commission, and Director, has adopted the following mission statement:

\n

ANCHOR strives to provide services to children placed in the Outreach Detention/Surveillance Program by the Juvenile Court system that will keep the children trouble-free, available to the court, and avoid the need for secure detention and/or placement in other institutions outside their community.

\n

Purpose

\n

The ANCHOR Outreach Detention/Surveillance Program is designed to provide supervision for youths, both male and female, which reside in their homes. It is the philosophy of this program that with added accountability, daily support, and intervention, there is an increased opportunity for avoiding detention or removal of a child from the home. Therapeutic potential of Outreach Detention/Surveillance exists when coupled with the following:

\n
    \n
  1. Children are allowed to remain free of institutional
  2. \n
  3. Delinquent or non-delinquent acts are seen as affecting the child and the family unit and emphasis is placed on reducing and/or eliminating the occurrence of the delinquent or non-delinquent
  4. \n
  5. Supervision from Outreach Detention/Surveillance provides structure and support, third-party intervention, and structured time frames and accountability for the  child.
  6. \n
\n

Monitoring services provided to the court service unit for juveniles that need extra attention to keep them at home and in the community instead of in detention.  Involves ANCHOR staff checking on them in several Face-to- Face contacts each week and in many cases using GPS technology to keep track of their locations and activities.  We serve approx. 65 area kids each year with this service.

\n

This program, and the Group Home, saves the localities of Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

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The ANCHOR Outreach Detention/Surveillance staff, in concurrence, with the ANCHOR Commission, and Director, has adopted the following mission statement:

\n

ANCHOR strives to provide services to children placed in the Outreach Detention/Surveillance Program by the Juvenile Court system that will keep the children trouble-free, available to the court, and avoid the need for secure detention and/or placement in other institutions outside their community.

\n

Purpose

\n

 The ANCHOR Outreach Detention/Surveillance Program is designed to provide supervision for youths, both male and female, which reside in their homes. It is the philosophy of this program that with added accountability, daily support, and intervention, there is an increased opportunity for avoiding detention or removal of a child from the home. Therapeutic potential of Outreach Detention/Surveillance exists when coupled with the following:

\n
    \n
  1. Children are allowed to remain free of institutional
  2. \n
\n

 

\n
    \n
  1. Delinquent or non-delinquent acts are seen as affecting the child and the family unit and emphasis is placed on reducing and/or eliminating the occurrence of the delinquent or non-delinquent
  2. \n
\n

 

\n

3. Supervision from Outreach Detention/Surveillance provides structure and support, third-party intervention, and structured time frames and accountability for the  child.

\n

 

\n

Monitoring services provided to the court service unit for juveniles that need extra attention to keep them at home and in the community instead of in detention.  Involves ANCHOR staff checking on them in several Face-to- Face contacts each week and in many cases using GPS technology to keep track of their locations and activities.  We serve approx. 65 area kids each year with this service.

\n

This program, and the Group Home, saves the localities of Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

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The Seven Challenges®, which is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

\n

Challenging ourselves to make wise decisions about alcohol and other drugs

\n

The Seven Challenges Program is designed for adolescent substance abusing or substance dependent individuals, to motivate a decision and commitment to change. It helps young people look at themselves, understand what it takes to give up a drug abusing lifestyle—and prepare for and attain success when they commit to making changes.

\n

The Seven Challenges

\n
    \n
  1. We decided to open up and talk honestly about ourselves and about alcohol and other drugs.
  2. \n
\n
    \n
  1. We looked at what we liked about alcohol and other drugs, and why we were using them.
  2. \n
\n
    \n
  1. We looked at our use of alcohol or other drugs to see if it has caused harm or could cause harm.
  2. \n
\n
    \n
  1. We looked at our responsibility and the responsibility of others for our problems.
  2. \n
\n
    \n
  1. We thought about where we seemed to be headed, where we wanted to go, and what we wanted to accomplish.
  2. \n
\n
    \n
  1. We made thoughtful decisions about our lives and about our use of alcohol and other drugs.
  2. \n
\n

7. We followed through on our decisions about our lives and drug use. If we saw problems, we went back to earlier challenges and mastered them.

\n

 

\n

Evaluation

\n

All treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation designed to identify problems and concerns for the adolescent and family. Following the evaluation, a therapist will work with the client and family to determine the goals of treatment.

\n

Treatment modalities may include:

\n
    \n
  • Individual Therapy
  • \n
  • Family Sessions
  • \n
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • \n
  • Seven Challenges Journaling
  • \n
  • Seven Challenges Group
  • \n
  • Relapse Prevention
  • \n
\n

 

\nDevelopmentally Appropriate
\nThe Seven Challenges Program helps young people master developmental tasks—to define their own identity, to learn systematic logical thinking and to prepare for adult roles—as they think about and examine their lives, their drug use, and the potential impact of their drug use upon their future.\nResearch-based
\nBased on the latest research and evaluation literature, in particular findings about:\n
    \n
  • The underlying and co-occurring psychological problems that typically accompany drug use and put youth at risk of such abuse
  • \n
  • The stages of change in overcoming drug problems
  • \n
  • Preparing individuals to change through motivational enhancement
  • \n
  • Resiliency
  • \n
  • Counseling outcomes
  • \n
  • Relapse prevention
  • \n
\nCulturally Sensitive
\nThe Seven Challenges Program and materials were developed working with a culturally diverse group of young people. The program uses an empowerment model, putting personal problems in the context of broader social and environmental issues.\nHolistic
\nThe Seven Challenges Program addresses the drug use behavior, the underlying causes (including psychological and co-occurring problems), and lifestyle issues.\n

 

\n

Respect

\n

To succeed in working with youth, The Seven Challenges Program places a special emphasis on creating a climate of mutual respect within which individuals can talk openly and honestly about themselves. We engage young people in actively thinking about their alcohol or other drug use, and its effect upon their lives.

\n

 

\n

Understanding

\n

Working through The Seven Challenges helps youth understand what needs they are meeting by using drugs, what harm they are causing, what risks they are taking, and what it entails to give up a drug using lifestyle. We raise consciousness, inspire hope, and motivate internally driven, sincere decisions to change.

\n

Partnership

\n

Our staff join with youth and their families as problem-solving partners. We help young people overcome co-occurring problems and learn to meet their needs in positive ways, so they are in a position from which they can sincerely make a commitment to change. Once such decisions are made, we teach the tools and provide the support that ensures success.

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The Seven Challenges – Brief™, also known as \”Brief Challenges\”, is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®.

\n

A new therapy intervention that is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®, which is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Brief Challenges is designed for youth who have a known or suspected drug problem and involves four individual sessions lasting approximately one hour each. Brief Challenges is designed to serve three functions:

\n
    \n
  • \n
      \n
    • \n
        \n
      • \n
          \n
        • \n
            \n
          • Assessment of drug and co-occurring problems
          • \n
          • Mental health issues, including an understanding of psychological, emotional and situational problems the young person faces
          • \n
          • Substance abuse problems, including frequency and quantity of use, effect on functioning, motivation for use, level of problem, and awareness of harm from use
          • \n
          \n
        • \n
        \n
      • \n
      \n
    • \n
    \n
  • \n
\n

Brief therapy intervention for drug problems

\nDesigned to tap any existing motivation to change and to increase motivation to change Courtesy Relapse Prevention® is introduced to a young person who has an impulse to quit using Support in responding to external pressures for abstinence
\nDiscussion of pressure built into each of the four sessions Bolsters young person\’s attention to pressure
\nAssists in development of effective responses to pressure These sessions can stand alone or serve as an entry point to more services for youth who may want, or need, to receive additional counseling.\n

Brief Challenges Process

\n

The four Brief Challenges sessions are always facilitated one on one — that is, between one counselor and one client. During Brief Challenges sessions, information is gathered in a sequential fashion, with the counselor and the young person working together in The Brief Challenges My Story .  This book incorporates readings from The Seven Challenges, written process extracted from The Seven Challenges Journals and activities from The Seven Challenges Activity Book . The basic skills taught in Brief Challenges are extracted from training for The Seven Challenges® Program.

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Mandy Brannock

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Mandy grew up in Eden, NC and attended Gardner Webb University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  After college, Mandy moved to Roanoke, VA and began working at the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home (now HopeTree Family Services).  She quickly learned she had a passion for helping others and wanted to make sure she spent her career in positions that enabled her to do just that.

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After nearly 12 years at HopeTree, Mandy and her family relocated to Martinsville/Henry County.  She gained employment at the Martinsville/Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness and its two Federally Qualified Health Centers, Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health.  Currently, Mandy is a Quality Assurance Analyst with Piedmont Community Services.  She takes pride in working for an organization that is patient centered and makes such a positive impact in our community.

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Mandy resides in Ridgeway, VA with her husband, Matt and their two children, Caleb and Lyndon.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, watch sports, go to the beach, attend church, and spoil her dogs.   Mandy loves being part of such a small, close knit community and is excited about the chance to give back through her service on the ANCHOR Commission Board.

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Angie Brown

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Angie Brown is the Patrick Henry Community College Patrick County Site Facilitator.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

\n \"Bonnie\n

Bonnie Favero

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Bonnie Favero has worked for PIedmont Community Services (PCS) since September 1990. She became Prevention Manager in 1999 and is now Division Director.

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Bonnie has a Masters degree in Family Ministry from Regis University in Denver, CO and a Masters degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech. Bonnie has presented throughout the country at National Conferences on coalition-building and youth development. Bonnie has written grants totaling over $4,000,000 for the Prevention Unit of PCS.

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Bonnie has 4 Adult children and 11 grandchildren.

\n

She has served on the PHCC Board, the ANCHOR Commission and the Mental Health Association board.

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Karen Garrett

\n

Karen Garrett is a Virginia native and has lived in Martinsville for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate education at Guilford College with a double major in biology and chemistry. She graduated from the physician assistant program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine with honors in 1999. She currently serves as the Board Chair and has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for 15 years.

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David Haymore

\n

David Haymore is a Master Deputy with the Patrick County Sheriff\’s Office, where he has worked for over 13 years. David is a graduate of Patrick County High School, where he is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer. He is a member of the Tactical Response Team, a Certified Law Enforcement Sniper, and a Firearms Instructor. He also, serves on the School Health Advisory Board and the Safety and Crisis Team for the Patrick County High School.

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Jeanette Hurd

\n

Jeanette Hurd is the Special Education Coordinator for Henry County Public Schools.

\n \"Erin\n

Erin Jenkins

\n

Erin Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and works as an assessment clinician for Piedmont Community Services and National Counseling Group in Martinsville, Va. Erin has worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years, with a majority of those years providing direct services to children and teens.

\n

Erin is a native of Henry County, having graduated from Laurel Park High School in 1995. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1999 and her Master and Ed.S. in Community and Marriage and Family Counseling in 2003. Erin is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association.

\nShe is married to Dr. Charles Jenkins, DDS, a dentist at Martinsville Smiles, and they have two boys, age 13 and
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She has served on the Mt. Olivet PTO board for seven years. She is an active member of Granbery United Methodist Church where she previously served as coordinator for children’s ministries. She is a sustainer with the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County. She is a former parent representative for both the FAPT and CPMT committees in our community. Erin previously taught Psychology courses as an adjunct faculty at PHCC.

\n \"Donna\n

Donna Martin

\n

Donna Martin is a Unit Supervisor/Rehabilitation Counselor serving in the Martinsville offices in the Virginia Workforce Center.  She has worked with the state of Virginia with the Division of Rehabilitative Services specifically serving youth with disabilities for 25 years in her role to help them transition from school to work.  She is known for her high energy and innovative thinking, is a seasoned veteran in the world of helping people overcome barriers and maintain employment. She brings expertise in the utilization of various agencies to collaborate and work toward mutual goals as well as education in Disability Awareness.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Pam Randall

\n

Dr. Pamela Randall is a conductor, singer, author, gardener, quilter and professor at Longwood University. Pam currently serves as Program Director of Liberal Studies through Longwood University in elementary and middle school education licensure at New College Institute.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Glenville State University, Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University, ED.S. in Administration from UVA, and completed her Doctorate in Leadership from Liberty University. She has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for    years.

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Veraine Randolph

\n

Veraine Via Randolph is a native of Stuart, Virginia and she has been a longtime resident of the City of Martinsville. She is a dedicated employee of the Piedmont Community Services, where she serves as a Financial Specialist. She is a graduate of Averett University in Danville, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and she is a recipient of numerous certificates from various institutions, including, Patrick Henry Community College and the University of Virginia. She is active civically with her Kappa Delta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and she is a devoted member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ridgeway, where her husband of 30 years, is the Pastor. Veraine has, also, served on the board of Southern Area Agency on Aging and currently, is serving as Treasurer of Anchor.

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Lisa Smith

\n

Lisa Smith comes to the Anchor Commission’s Board with a long history of working in the human services field.  After graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in Criminal Justice, she worked as a social worker with the department of social services.  Later, she transitioned to working as a case manager with Dan River Alcohol & Safety Action Program.  After working for that agency for several years, she obtained a position as an adult probation & parole officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections where she was employed for thirteen years.  Currently, she is employed with Piedmont Community Services as a program manager with the Community Recovery Program.  Lisa obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and she is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.   She completed the Duke University Certificate in Non-Profit Management.  From working in the field for over 20 years, Lisa considers herself as a advocate for individuals who are struggling with major obstacles in their lives.

\n

In addition to her service on the Board of the Anchor Commission, she serves on the Board of the Southern Area Agency on Agency and she is a member of the Martinsville-Henry County-Patrick County Re-entry Council.

\n

Lisa resides in the City of Martinsville with her husband, Troy and two children, Bryson and Claire.  She is a member of the Galilean House of Worship.

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Christy Spencer

\n

Christy works at Patrick Henry Community College in the Middle College program.  Her educational background includes:

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\nBachelor of Science in Business Administration, Old Dominion University
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Mandy Brannock

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Mandy grew up in Eden, NC and attended Gardner Webb University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  After college, Mandy moved to Roanoke, VA and began working at the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home (now HopeTree Family Services).  She quickly learned she had a passion for helping others and wanted to make sure she spent her career in positions that enabled her to do just that.

\n

After nearly 12 years at HopeTree, Mandy and her family relocated to Martinsville/Henry County.  She gained employment at the Martinsville/Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness and its two Federally Qualified Health Centers, Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health.  Currently, Mandy is a Quality Assurance Analyst with Piedmont Community Services.  She takes pride in working for an organization that is patient centered and makes such a positive impact in our community.

\n

Mandy resides in Ridgeway, VA with her husband, Matt and their two children, Caleb and Lyndon.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, watch sports, go to the beach, attend church, and spoil her dogs.   Mandy loves being part of such a small, close knit community and is excited about the chance to give back through her service on the ANCHOR Commission Board.

\n \"Brown.Angie\"\n

Angie Brown

\n

Angie Brown is the Patrick Henry Community College Patrick County Site Facilitator.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

\n \"Bonnie\n

Bonnie Favero

\n

Bonnie Favero has worked for PIedmont Community Services (PCS) since September 1990. She became Prevention Manager in 1999 and is now Division Director.

\n

Bonnie has a Masters degree in Family Ministry from Regis University in Denver, CO and a Masters degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech. Bonnie has presented throughout the country at National Conferences on coalition-building and youth development. Bonnie has written grants totaling over $4,000,000 for the Prevention Unit of PCS.

\n

Bonnie has 4 Adult children and 11 grandchildren.

\n

She has served on the PHCC Board, the ANCHOR Commission and the Mental Health Association board.

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Karen Garrett

\n

Karen Garrett is a Virginia native and has lived in Martinsville for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate education at Guilford College with a double major in biology and chemistry. She graduated from the physician assistant program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine with honors in 1999. She currently serves as the Board Chair and has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for 15 years.

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David Haymore

\n

David Haymore is a Master Deputy with the Patrick County Sheriff\’s Office, where he has worked for over 13 years. David is a graduate of Patrick County High School, where he is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer. He is a member of the Tactical Response Team, a Certified Law Enforcement Sniper, and a Firearms Instructor. He also, serves on the School Health Advisory Board and the Safety and Crisis Team for the Patrick County High School.

\n \"hurd\n

Jeanette Hurd

\n

Jeannette Hurd is the most recent member of the ANCHOR Commission Board.  She is currently the Special Education Coordinator for Henry County Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd has worked for several years as an Educational Diagnostician for Henry County Public Schools.  As a Diagnostician, she has worked closely with the staff and students at the Transitional Day Program, an ANCHOR program.   She was a classroom teacher for 10 years in Henry County and for 10 years in Richmond City Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd is excited to support the ANCHOR Commission’s mission and projects.   She is a graduate of George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

\n \"Erin\n

Erin Jenkins

\n

Erin Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and works as an assessment clinician for Piedmont Community Services and National Counseling Group in Martinsville, Va. Erin has worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years, with a majority of those years providing direct services to children and teens.

\n

Erin is a native of Henry County, having graduated from Laurel Park High School in 1995. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1999 and her Master and Ed.S. in Community and Marriage and Family Counseling in 2003. Erin is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association.

\n

She is married to Dr. Charles Jenkins, DDS, a dentist at Martinsville Smiles, and they have two boys, age 13 and 10.

\n

She has served on the Mt. Olivet PTO board for seven years. She is an active member of Granbery United Methodist Church where she previously served as coordinator for children’s ministries. She is a sustainer with the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County. She is a former parent representative for both the FAPT and CPMT committees in our community. Erin previously taught Psychology courses as an adjunct faculty at PHCC.

\n \"Donna\n

Donna Martin

\n

Donna Martin is a Unit Supervisor/Rehabilitation Counselor serving in the Martinsville offices in the Virginia Workforce Center.  She has worked with the state of Virginia with the Division of Rehabilitative Services specifically serving youth with disabilities for 25 years in her role to help them transition from school to work.  She is known for her high energy and innovative thinking, is a seasoned veteran in the world of helping people overcome barriers and maintain employment. She brings expertise in the utilization of various agencies to collaborate and work toward mutual goals as well as education in Disability Awareness.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Pam Randall

\n

Dr. Pamela Randall is a conductor, singer, author, gardener, quilter and professor at Longwood University. Pam currently serves as Program Director of Liberal Studies through Longwood University in elementary and middle school education licensure at New College Institute.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Glenville State University, Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University, ED.S. in Administration from UVA, and completed her Doctorate in Leadership from Liberty University. She has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for    years.

\n \"Veraine\n

Veraine Randolph

\n

Veraine Via Randolph is a native of Stuart, Virginia and she has been a longtime resident of the City of Martinsville. She is a dedicated employee of the Piedmont Community Services, where she serves as a Financial Specialist. She is a graduate of Averett University in Danville, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and she is a recipient of numerous certificates from various institutions, including, Patrick Henry Community College and the University of Virginia. She is active civically with her Kappa Delta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and she is a devoted member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ridgeway, where her husband of 30 years, is the Pastor. Veraine has, also, served on the board of Southern Area Agency on Aging and currently, is serving as Treasurer of Anchor.

\n \"Lisa\n

Lisa Smith

\n

Lisa Smith comes to the Anchor Commission’s Board with a long history of working in the human services field.  After graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in Criminal Justice, she worked as a social worker with the department of social services.  Later, she transitioned to working as a case manager with Dan River Alcohol & Safety Action Program.  After working for that agency for several years, she obtained a position as an adult probation & parole officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections where she was employed for thirteen years.  Currently, she is employed with Piedmont Community Services as a program manager with the Community Recovery Program.  Lisa obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and she is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.   She completed the Duke University Certificate in Non-Profit Management.  From working in the field for over 20 years, Lisa considers herself as a advocate for individuals who are struggling with major obstacles in their lives.

\n

In addition to her service on the Board of the Anchor Commission, she serves on the Board of the Southern Area Agency on Aging and she is a member of the Martinsville-Henry County-Patrick County Re-entry Council.

\n

Lisa resides in the City of Martinsville with her husband, Troy and two children, Bryson and Claire.  She is a member of the Galilean House of Worship.

\n \"Spencer-Christy\"\n

Christy Spencer

\n

Christy works at Patrick Henry Community College in the Middle College program.  Her educational background includes:

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Mandy Brannock

\n

Mandy grew up in Eden, NC and attended Gardner Webb University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  After college, Mandy moved to Roanoke, VA and began working at the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home (now HopeTree Family Services).  She quickly learned she had a passion for helping others and wanted to make sure she spent her career in positions that enabled her to do just that.

\n

After nearly 12 years at HopeTree, Mandy and her family relocated to Martinsville/Henry County.  She gained employment at the Martinsville/Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness and its two Federally Qualified Health Centers, Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health.  Currently, Mandy is a Quality Assurance Analyst with Piedmont Community Services.  She takes pride in working for an organization that is patient centered and makes such a positive impact in our community.

\n

Mandy resides in Ridgeway, VA with her husband, Matt and their two children, Caleb and Lyndon.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, watch sports, go to the beach, attend church, and spoil her dogs.   Mandy loves being part of such a small, close knit community and is excited about the chance to give back through her service on the ANCHOR Commission Board.

\n \"Brown.Angie\"\n

Angie Brown

\n

Angie Brown is the Patrick Henry Community College Patrick County Site Facilitator.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

\n \"Bonnie\n

Bonnie Favero

\n

Bonnie Favero has worked for PIedmont Community Services (PCS) since September 1990. She became Prevention Manager in 1999 and is now Division Director.

\n

Bonnie has a Masters degree in Family Ministry from Regis University in Denver, CO and a Masters degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech. Bonnie has presented throughout the country at National Conferences on coalition-building and youth development. Bonnie has written grants totaling over $4,000,000 for the Prevention Unit of PCS.

\n

Bonnie has 4 Adult children and 11 grandchildren.

\n

She has served on the PHCC Board, the ANCHOR Commission and the Mental Health Association board.

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Karen Garrett

\n

Karen Garrett is a Virginia native and has lived in Martinsville for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate education at Guilford College with a double major in biology and chemistry. She graduated from the physician assistant program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine with honors in 1999. She currently serves as the Board Chair and has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for 15 years.

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David Haymore

\n

David Haymore is a Master Deputy with the Patrick County Sheriff\’s Office, where he has worked for over 13 years. David is a graduate of Patrick County High School, where he is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer. He is a member of the Tactical Response Team, a Certified Law Enforcement Sniper, and a Firearms Instructor. He also, serves on the School Health Advisory Board and the Safety and Crisis Team for the Patrick County High School.

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Jeanette Hurd

\n

Jeannette Hurd is the most recent member of the ANCHOR Commission Board.  She is currently the Special Education Coordinator for Henry County Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd has worked for several years as an Educational Diagnostician for Henry County Public Schools.  As a Diagnostician, she has worked closely with the staff and students at the Transitional Day Program, an ANCHOR program.   She was a classroom teacher for 10 years in Henry County and for 10 years in Richmond City Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd is excited to support the ANCHOR Commission’s mission and projects.   She is a graduate of George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

\n \"Erin\n

Erin Jenkins

\n

Erin Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and works as an assessment clinician for Piedmont Community Services and National Counseling Group in Martinsville, Va. Erin has worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years, with a majority of those years providing direct services to children and teens.

\n

Erin is a native of Henry County, having graduated from Laurel Park High School in 1995. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1999 and her Master and Ed.S. in Community and Marriage and Family Counseling in 2003. Erin is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association.

\n

She is married to Dr. Charles Jenkins, DDS, a dentist at Martinsville Smiles, and they have two boys, age 13 and 10.

\n

She has served on the Mt. Olivet PTO board for seven years. She is an active member of Granbery United Methodist Church where she previously served as coordinator for children’s ministries. She is a sustainer with the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County. She is a former parent representative for both the FAPT and CPMT committees in our community. Erin previously taught Psychology courses as an adjunct faculty at PHCC.

\n \"Donna\n

Donna Martin

\n

Donna Martin is a Unit Supervisor/Rehabilitation Counselor serving in the Martinsville offices in the Virginia Workforce Center.  She has worked with the state of Virginia with the Division of Rehabilitative Services specifically serving youth with disabilities for 25 years in her role to help them transition from school to work.  She is known for her high energy and innovative thinking, is a seasoned veteran in the world of helping people overcome barriers and maintain employment. She brings expertise in the utilization of various agencies to collaborate and work toward mutual goals as well as education in Disability Awareness.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Pam Randall

\n

Dr. Pamela Randall is a conductor, singer, author, gardener, quilter and professor at Longwood University. Pam currently serves as Program Director of Liberal Studies through Longwood University in elementary and middle school education licensure at New College Institute.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Glenville State University, Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University, ED.S. in Administration from UVA, and completed her Doctorate in Leadership from Liberty University. She has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for    years.

\n \"Veraine\n

Veraine Randolph

\n

Veraine Via Randolph is a native of Stuart, Virginia and she has been a longtime resident of the City of Martinsville. She is a dedicated employee of the Piedmont Community Services, where she serves as a Financial Specialist. She is a graduate of Averett University in Danville, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and she is a recipient of numerous certificates from various institutions, including, Patrick Henry Community College and the University of Virginia. She is active civically with her Kappa Delta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and she is a devoted member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ridgeway, where her husband of 30 years, is the Pastor. Veraine has, also, served on the board of Southern Area Agency on Aging and currently, is serving as Treasurer of Anchor.

\n \"Lisa\n

Lisa Smith

\n

Lisa Smith comes to the Anchor Commission’s Board with a long history of working in the human services field.  After graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in Criminal Justice, she worked as a social worker with the department of social services.  Later, she transitioned to working as a case manager with Dan River Alcohol & Safety Action Program.  After working for that agency for several years, she obtained a position as an adult probation & parole officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections where she was employed for thirteen years.  Currently, she is employed with Piedmont Community Services as a program manager with the Community Recovery Program.  Lisa obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and she is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.   She completed the Duke University Certificate in Non-Profit Management.  From working in the field for over 20 years, Lisa considers herself as a advocate for individuals who are struggling with major obstacles in their lives.

\n

In addition to her service on the Board of the Anchor Commission, she serves on the Board of the Southern Area Agency on Aging and she is a member of the Martinsville-Henry County-Patrick County Re-entry Council.

\n

Lisa resides in the City of Martinsville with her husband, Troy and two children, Bryson and Claire.  She is a member of the Galilean House of Worship.

\n \"CS\n

Christy Spencer

\n

Christy Spencer is a life-long resident of the Martinsville-Henry County area.  She earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Patrick Henry Community College before graduating from Old Dominion University with a BSBA.  After becoming employed with Martinsville City Schools and realizing that education was her passion, she earned her master’s degree in education from Virginia Tech. Spencer is now the Middle College Instructor at PHCC. She got her start at PHCC as the Old Dominion University Site Director on campus, as well as teaching early childhood education and student development as an adjunct professor. In addition to serving on the Anchor Commission, she is a member of the Virginia Association for Adult & Continuing Education, Commission on Adult Basic Education, Virginia Community College Association, and a sustaining member of the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County.  Spencer resides in Henry County with her husband and three children.

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Lee Ford Camp was created by a donation of the land by Heck and Mattie Ford in memory of their son, Lee Ford, who died serving his country just after WW II.  Lee Ford Camp was deeded to ANCHOR in 1999 by the Martinsville Kiwanis Club, but has been in existence since the early 1950’s. There were many weekly camps held there for decades through the early 1990\’s, especially in the summers, thanks to many groups like the Charity League and the Kiwanis Club.   Lee Ford Camp is a 17-acre camp with a 1.5 acre lake, several picnic areas with tables, a large lodge (for up to 50 people – complete with full kitchen, full bathroom and screened in back porch), two bunkhouses which will accommodate up to 36 people (each with full bathrooms), a small cabin (w/ a half bath) and a climbing/rappelling tower.  In addition to the bunkhouses there are at least 6 primitive camping spots on the property as well that will accommodate several tents.  The climbing tower is one of the only, and nicest, in our region.  The lake can be used for fishing (catch and release), we have equipment for canoeing and swimming (these last two activities must be supervised by a lifeguard).  There is a baseball field for games and lots of area for hiking.  It is an oasis in the middle of our community! The camp provides area youth and families a recreational opportunity promoting individual and group learning within a natural environment.

\n

The budget for this property operates solely off donations and fees. We currently ask for $75 donation per day/event to use the Lodge, $25 per bunkhouse if you are staying overnight (The two bunkhouses will sleep up to 36) and the climbing tower is $200 per ½ day and $400 for the whole day.  Lee Ford Camp is in good shape, but we are constantly working to improve it and if any group wants to do a work day there, we will let them use the camp free of charge!

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ANCHOR Group Home – for young men ages 12 -17 years of age – 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, 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.  We are constantly trying to improve our program and provide Casey Life Skills to all our residents.  Currently, we are the only group home in our region. (Closest one to us is Lynchburg).

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ANCHOR currently provides this service for the 21st Judicial District Court Service Unit which consists of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties.  We are working to open a Shelter Care at this facility in the very near future.

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Meet our Team

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Ricky Walker

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Director

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Ricky is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

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Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

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Turonne Hunt

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Director – Transitional Day Program

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Robn Campbell

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Director of Administrative Services

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Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

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A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

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Paige Belton

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Case Manager

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Paige is a transplant to the Martinsville-Henry County Area. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from The University of North Carolina and studied abroad extensively, working with school-age children and young adults as a Global Work with Immigrant Kids Scholar in Belgium and Scotland. Before joining ANCHOR, she worked with local governmental and nonprofit agencies in coordinating youth development and child welfare investigations for several years. She resides in Bassett and enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteering in the area. Her focus at ANCHOR is to successfully motivate and support each resident on their path to reaching both their short and long-term goals. She hopes to continue to strengthen and improve the programs we offer  to the juvenile population and their families.

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Tim Bredamus

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Counselor

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Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

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Catherleen Dillard

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Group Home Leader/USDA Manager

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Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

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Terrance Draper

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Group Home Leader

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Mike Kirby

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Group Home Supervisor

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Mike has been with ANCHOR for 11 years and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He lives in Martinsville with his wife and son.

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Danny Wimmer

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OutReach/GPS Coordinator

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Next Steps…

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Meet our Team

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Ricky Walker

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Director

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Ricky is a life long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

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Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition (DFMHC) and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

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Turonne Hunt

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Director – Transitional Day Program

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Include a short bio with an interesting fact about the person.

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Robn Campbell

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Director of Administrative Services

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Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

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A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

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Paige Belton

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Case Manager

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Paige is a transplant to the Martinsville-Henry County Area. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from The University of North Carolina and studied abroad extensively, working with school-age children and young adults as a Global Work with Immigrant Kids Scholar in Belgium and Scotland. Before joining ANCHOR, she worked with local governmental and nonprofit agencies in coordinating youth development and child welfare investigations for several years. She resides in Bassett and enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteering in the area. Her focus at ANCHOR is to successfully motivate and support each resident on their path to reaching both their short and long-term goals. She hopes to continue to strengthen and improve the programs we offer  to the juvenile population and their families.

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Tim Bredamus

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Counselor

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Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

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Catherleen Dillard

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Group Home Leader/USDA Manager

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Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

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Terrance Draper

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Group Home Leader

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Mike Kirby

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Group Home Supervisor

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Mike has been with ANCHOR for 11 years and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He lives in Martinsville with his wife and son.

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Danny Wimmer

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OutReach/GPS Coordinator

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Next Steps…

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It is the mission of the ANCHOR Group Home 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.

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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.

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The ANCHOR Group Home 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 in our region. (Closest one to us is Lynchburg).

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ANCHOR currently provides this service for the 21st Judicial District Court Service Unit which consists of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties.  We are working to open a Shelter Care at this facility in the very near future.

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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.

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ANCHOR currently provides this service for the 21st Judicial District Court Service Unit which consists of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties.  We are working to open a Shelter Care at this facility in the very near future.

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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.

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The ANCHOR Group Home 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 in our region. (Closest one to us is Lynchburg).

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ANCHOR currently provides this service for the 21st Judicial District Court Service Unit which consists of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties.  We are working to open a Shelter Care at this facility in the very near future.

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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\”.

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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

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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care residents

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home/Shelter Care during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home/Shelter Care schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home/Shelter Care for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home/Shelter Care schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home/Shelter Care. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home and Shelter Care.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home/Shelter Care schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home/Shelter Care is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  ANCHOR Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home and Shelter Care, that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
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Mail

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Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

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Reading Material

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The Anchor Group Home and Shelter Care gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

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Medical Services

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Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

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IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

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Food Service

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The ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care.
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  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
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  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
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Visitation Hours and Rules

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Group Home
\nTuesday\nSunday\n 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
\n1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Monitoring
Wednesday
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6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
\n2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Transitional Day Program (TDP)
\nWednesday\nSunday\n6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
\n2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
\n

Visitation Rules

\n

All rules below apply to CPP and Re-Entry with the exception that they may have up to four (4) visitors that are pre-approved by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to a visit to sign in.

\n
    \n
  • No more than 2 visitors will be admitted on any visitation day.
  • \n
  • You must be a parent or legal guardian.
  • \n
  • You will be requested to present a photo identification.
  • \n
  • You will be required to pass through a metal detector.
  • \n
  • Do not give anything directly to your child.
  • \n
  • Female visitors are asked to leave their purses in their cars.
  • \n
  • Children may not be left unsupervised in the lobby.
  • \n
  • Outside food and drink is not permitted.  There are vending machines on site where you may purchase two snacks and one drink.
  • \n
  • Parents suspected of being intoxicated or under the influence of drugs will be denied admittance.
  • \n
  • Hostile, argumentative or disruptive visitors will be asked to leave immediately.
  • \n
  • Parents or legal guardians who cannot visit during normal visitation hours due to justifiable reasons must make special arrangements with LRJDC for a supervised visit.
  • \n
\n

Property

\n

Your child will not need money, clothing, hygiene items, or food. Anchor Services will provide all personal care needs. Please make arrangements for prompt pick-up of your child\’s property after release.

\n

Mail

\n

Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

\n

Reading Material

\n

The Anchor Services has a library that is part of the school program. Your child has the opportunity to select books or magazines twice per week. There are also items available on the pod for everyday use.  We will not accept any outside reading materials.

\n

Personal Phone Calls

\n

All detainees are entitled to an intake phone call. Your child may make three phone calls per week and may call whomever they wish unless extenuating circumstances exist. Phone calls are part of behavior management and are a privilege that may be lost in the event your child fails to comply with the program rules. Detainees are not allowed to receive any personal telephone calls.

\n

Program Structure

\n

The program is highly structured and rules are consistently enforced. We attempt to create an atmosphere of physical and mental achievement in a varied schedule that consists of:

\n
    \n
  • Movies
  • \n
  • Recreation
  • \n
  • Alcohol/Drug education
  • \n
  • Street Law program
  • \n
  • Social Skills activities
  • \n
  • Bible Study & Religious Services offered twice a week (optional)
  • \n
  • Chaplain weekly visit (optional)
  • \n
  • School program  *see section below
  • \n
\n

Medical Services

\n

The Anchor Services provides the services of a full-time Registered Nurse, a consulting Physician, and a Mental Health Therapist from Horizon Behavioral Health.  Please be advised that prescriptions and outside medical costs are the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian unless your child is a part of the CPP or Re-Entry programs. For special questions or concerns, you may call the nurse at 434.455-7880. 

\n

IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

\n

School Program

\n

An educational plan will be created for each student developed in cooperation with the students’ home school and will be designed to meet specific instructional needs and goals. The plan will also provide the student with the opportunity to stay on pace for graduation or to earn a General Educational Development Certificate by successfully passing the GED test. The LRJDC Educational Program follows Lynchburg  City Schools\’ academic year calendar. The school day begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 2:50 p.m. Students follow a seven-period schedule.  Students are enrolled in a Summer Enrichment Program two weeks after the last day of school and two weeks before the school year begins. Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are administered during the Fall and Spring of each school year. For further information, please email Lauren Calloway at callowayla@lcsedu.net.

\n

Food Service

\n

Anchor Services follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our Nurse at the Detention Center.

\n

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

\n

Contact Administration

\n

Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, but also be aware that communication between the facility and parents is limited while your child is being detained. Parents will not be contacted about their child\’s behavioral problems unless the Juvenile Detention Center staff deems it is a serious issue. The Juvenile Detention Center staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

\n
    \n
  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the Juvenile Detention Center.
  • \n
  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
  • \n
  • Your child is removed from the Juvenile Detention Center for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
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It is the mission of the ANCHOR Group Home 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.

\n

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.

\n

The ANCHOR Group Home 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 in our region. (Closest one to us is Lynchburg).

\n

ANCHOR currently provides this service for the 21st Judicial District Court Service Unit which consists of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties.  We are working to open a Shelter Care at this facility in the very near future.

\n

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\”.

\n

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Visitation Hours and Rules

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Group Home
\nTuesday\nSunday\n 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
\n1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Monitoring
Wednesday
\nSunday
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
\n2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Transitional Day Program (TDP)
\nWednesday\nSunday\n6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
\n2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
\n

Visitation Rules

\n

All rules below apply to CPP and Re-Entry with the exception that they may have up to four (4) visitors that are pre-approved by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to a visit to sign in.

\n
    \n
  • No more than 2 visitors will be admitted on any visitation day.
  • \n
  • You must be a parent or legal guardian.
  • \n
  • You will be requested to present a photo identification.
  • \n
  • You will be required to pass through a metal detector.
  • \n
  • Do not give anything directly to your child.
  • \n
  • Female visitors are asked to leave their purses in their cars.
  • \n
  • Children may not be left unsupervised in the lobby.
  • \n
  • Outside food and drink is not permitted.  There are vending machines on site where you may purchase two snacks and one drink.
  • \n
  • Parents suspected of being intoxicated or under the influence of drugs will be denied admittance.
  • \n
  • Hostile, argumentative or disruptive visitors will be asked to leave immediately.
  • \n
  • Parents or legal guardians who cannot visit during normal visitation hours due to justifiable reasons must make special arrangements with LRJDC for a supervised visit.
  • \n
\n

Property

\n

Your child will not need money, clothing, hygiene items, or food. Anchor Services will provide all personal care needs. Please make arrangements for prompt pick-up of your child\’s property after release.

\n

Mail

\n

Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

\n

Reading Material

\n

The Anchor Services has a library that is part of the school program. Your child has the opportunity to select books or magazines twice per week. There are also items available on the pod for everyday use.  We will not accept any outside reading materials.

\n

Personal Phone Calls

\n

All detainees are entitled to an intake phone call. Your child may make three phone calls per week and may call whomever they wish unless extenuating circumstances exist. Phone calls are part of behavior management and are a privilege that may be lost in the event your child fails to comply with the program rules. Detainees are not allowed to receive any personal telephone calls.

\n

Program Structure

\n

The program is highly structured and rules are consistently enforced. We attempt to create an atmosphere of physical and mental achievement in a varied schedule that consists of:

\n
    \n
  • Movies
  • \n
  • Recreation
  • \n
  • Alcohol/Drug education
  • \n
  • Street Law program
  • \n
  • Social Skills activities
  • \n
  • Bible Study & Religious Services offered twice a week (optional)
  • \n
  • Chaplain weekly visit (optional)
  • \n
  • School program  *see section below
  • \n
\n

Medical Services

\n

The Anchor Services provides the services of a full-time Registered Nurse, a consulting Physician, and a Mental Health Therapist from Horizon Behavioral Health.  Please be advised that prescriptions and outside medical costs are the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian unless your child is a part of the CPP or Re-Entry programs. For special questions or concerns, you may call the nurse at 434.455-7880. 

\n

IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

\n

School Program

\n

An educational plan will be created for each student developed in cooperation with the students’ home school and will be designed to meet specific instructional needs and goals. The plan will also provide the student with the opportunity to stay on pace for graduation or to earn a General Educational Development Certificate by successfully passing the GED test. The LRJDC Educational Program follows Lynchburg  City Schools\’ academic year calendar. The school day begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 2:50 p.m. Students follow a seven-period schedule.  Students are enrolled in a Summer Enrichment Program two weeks after the last day of school and two weeks before the school year begins. Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are administered during the Fall and Spring of each school year. For further information, please email Lauren Calloway at callowayla@lcsedu.net.

\n

Food Service

\n

Anchor Services follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our Nurse at the Detention Center.

\n

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

\n

Contact Administration

\n

Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, but also be aware that communication between the facility and parents is limited while your child is being detained. Parents will not be contacted about their child\’s behavioral problems unless the Juvenile Detention Center staff deems it is a serious issue. The Juvenile Detention Center staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

\n
    \n
  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the Juvenile Detention Center.
  • \n
  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
  • \n
  • Your child is removed from the Juvenile Detention Center for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
  • \n
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It is the mission of the ANCHOR Group Home 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.

\n

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.

\n

The ANCHOR Group Home 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 in our region. (Closest one to us is Lynchburg).

\n

ANCHOR currently provides this service for the 21st Judicial District Court Service Unit which consists of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties.  We are working to open a Shelter Care at this facility in the very near future.

\n

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\”.

\n

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.

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\n

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.

\n

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\n

ANCHOR currently provides this service for the 21st Judicial District Court Service Unit which consists of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties.  We are working to open a Shelter Care at this facility in the very near future.

\n

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\”.

\n

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Meet our Team

\n \"Ricky\"\n

Ricky Walker

\n

Director

\n

Ricky is a life long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

\n

Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition (DFMHC) and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

\n \"Badge\n

Turonne Hunt

\n

Director – Transitional Day Program

\n

Turonne Hunt is currently the director of the ANCHOR Transitional Day Program. She has held that position since 2018. She has 15 years of experience working in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Radford University. Her goal is to build relationships and collaborate with families, students, and the community to ensure that students are successful as they grow and strive to reach their goals.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

\n \"Badge\n

Robn Campbell

\n

Director of Administrative Services

\n

Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

\n

A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

\n \"Badge\n

Paige Belton

\n

Case Manager

\n

Paige is a transplant to the Martinsville-Henry County Area. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from The University of North Carolina and studied abroad extensively, working with school-age children and young adults as a Global Work with Immigrant Kids Scholar in Belgium and Scotland. Before joining ANCHOR, she worked with local governmental and nonprofit agencies in coordinating youth development and child welfare investigations for several years. She resides in Bassett and enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteering in the area. Her focus at ANCHOR is to successfully motivate and support each resident on their path to reaching both their short and long-term goals. She hopes to continue to strengthen and improve the programs we offer  to the juvenile population and their families.

\n \"Tim\n

Tim Bredamus

\n

Counselor

\n

Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

\n \"Badge\n

Catherleen Dillard

\n

Group Home Leader/USDA Manager

\n

Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

\n \"Badge\n

Mike Kirby

\n

Group Home Supervisor

\n

Michael Kirby (Mike) is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County. He has been employed at Anchor Commission since 2008 and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He works part-time at the Martinsville City Sheriff\’s Office as a Correctional Officer. He is happily married to his wife, Naylene and they have 3 children & 1 grandchild.  His goal is to continue to improve and expand the services that ANCHOR provides to our community.  His desire is to see all adolescents succeed in life.

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Danny Wimmer

\n

OutReach/GPS Coordinator

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Meet our Team

\n \"Ricky\"\n

Ricky Walker

\n

Director

\n

Ricky is a life long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

\n

Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition (DFMHC) and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

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Turonne Hunt

\n

Director – Transitional Day Program

\n

Turonne Hunt is currently the director of the ANCHOR Transitional Day Program. She has held that position since 2018. She has 15 years of experience working in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Radford University. Her goal is to build relationships and collaborate with families, students, and the community to ensure that students are successful as they grow and strive to reach their goals.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Robn Campbell

\n

Director of Administrative Services

\n

Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

\n

A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

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Paige Belton

\n

Case Manager

\n

Paige is a transplant to the Martinsville-Henry County Area. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from The University of North Carolina and studied abroad extensively, working with school-age children and young adults as a Global Work with Immigrant Kids Scholar in Belgium and Scotland. Before joining ANCHOR, she worked with local governmental and nonprofit agencies in coordinating youth development and child welfare investigations for several years. She resides in Bassett and enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteering in the area. Her focus at ANCHOR is to successfully motivate and support each resident on their path to reaching both their short and long-term goals. She hopes to continue to strengthen and improve the programs we offer  to the juvenile population and their families.

\n \"Tim\n

Tim Bredamus

\n

Counselor

\n

Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

\n \"Badge\n

Catherleen Dillard

\n

Group Home Leader/USDA Manager

\n

Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

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Terrance Draper

\n

Group Home Leader

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Mike Kirby

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Group Home Supervisor

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Michael Kirby (Mike) is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County. He has been employed at Anchor Commission since 2008 and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He works part-time at the Martinsville City Sheriff\’s Office as a Correctional Officer. He is happily married to his wife, Naylene and they have 3 children & 1 grandchild.  His goal is to continue to improve and expand the services that ANCHOR provides to our community.  His desire is to see all adolescents succeed in life.

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Danny Wimmer

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OutReach/GPS Coordinator

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Include a short bio with an interesting fact about the person.

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Next Steps…

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This is should be a prospective customer\’s number one call to action, e.g., requesting a quote or perusing your product catalog.

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This program is a cooperative agreement with Henry County Public Schools to educate students who have emotional and/or psychological disabilities, whose behavior has been identified as interfering with his/her learning and that prevents them from being in a traditional classroom setting.  While in the Transitional Day Program (TDP) the student\’s progress is monitored and documented in several areas including, academic performance, behavior and attendance.  The parents and school system are updated frequently to track any changes in these areas and make adjustments as necessary.  The Transitional Day Program classes are smaller and in a more home-like setting allowing more individual attention and instruction.  Tailoring the program, as much as possible, to the student\’s needs and to promote their independent development.  The aim of the program is to work with them and return them to a traditional school classroom setting and to make that transition as smooth as possible for the child and their family.

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Parents/Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home residents

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Please read the information below for answers to many questions.

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If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of at Intake. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child. Please also provide the immunization information, if available.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, personal time, and groups.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
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Mail

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Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

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Reading Material

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The Anchor Group Home gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

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Medical Services

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Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

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IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

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Food Service

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The ANCHOR Group Home follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the ANCHOR Group Home.
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  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
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  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
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Meet our Team

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Ricky Walker

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Director

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Ricky is a life long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

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Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition (DFMHC) and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

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Turonne Hunt

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Director – Transitional Day Program

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Turonne Hunt is currently the director of the ANCHOR Transitional Day Program. She has held that position since 2018. She has 15 years of experience working in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Radford University. Her goal is to build relationships and collaborate with families, students, and the community to ensure that students are successful as they grow and strive to reach their goals.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Robn Campbell

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Director of Administrative Services

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Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

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A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

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Paige Belton

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Case Manager

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Paige is a transplant to the Martinsville-Henry County Area. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from The University of North Carolina and studied abroad extensively, working with school-age children and young adults as a Global Work with Immigrant Kids Scholar in Belgium and Scotland. Before joining ANCHOR, she worked with local governmental and nonprofit agencies in coordinating youth development and child welfare investigations for several years. She resides in Bassett and enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteering in the area. Her focus at ANCHOR is to successfully motivate and support each resident on their path to reaching both their short and long-term goals. She hopes to continue to strengthen and improve the programs we offer  to the juvenile population and their families.

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Tim Bredamus

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Counselor

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Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

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Catherleen Dillard

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USDA Manager/Group Home Leader

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Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

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Mike Kirby

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Group Home Supervisor

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Michael Kirby (Mike) is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County. He has been employed at Anchor Commission since 2008 and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He works part-time at the Martinsville City Sheriff\’s Office as a Correctional Officer. He is happily married to his wife, Naylene and they have 3 children & 1 grandchild.  His goal is to continue to improve and expand the services that ANCHOR provides to our community.  His desire is to see all adolescents succeed in life.

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Danny Wimmer

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OutReach/GPS Coordinator

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Include a short bio with an interesting fact about the person.

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Next Steps…

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This is should be a prospective customer\’s number one call to action, e.g., requesting a quote or perusing your product catalog.

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Parents/Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home residents

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Please read the information below for answers to many questions.

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If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
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Mail

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Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

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Reading Material

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The Anchor Group Home gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

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Medical Services

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Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

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IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

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Food Service

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The ANCHOR Group Home follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the ANCHOR Group Home.
  • \n
  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
  • \n
  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
  • \n
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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home residents

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Please read the information below for answers to many questions.

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If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
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Mail

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Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

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Reading Material

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The Anchor Group Home gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

\n

Medical Services

\n

Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

\n

IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

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Food Service

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The ANCHOR Group Home follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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    \n
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  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
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  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
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This program is a cooperative agreement with Henry County Public Schools to educate students who have emotional and/or psychological disabilities, whose behavior has been identified as interfering with his/her learning and that prevents them from being in a traditional classroom setting.  While in the Transitional Day Program (TDP) the student\’s progress is monitored and documented in several areas including, academic performance, behavior and attendance.  The parents and school system are updated frequently to track any changes in these areas and make adjustments as necessary.  The Transitional Day Program classes are smaller and in a more home-like setting allowing more individual attention and instruction.  Tailoring the program, as much as possible, to the student\’s needs and to promote their independent development.  The aim of the program is to support the students in building and applying behavioral self-regulation skills while continuing with their academics, return them to a traditional school classroom setting and to make that transition as smooth as possible for the child and their family.

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Meet our Team

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Ricky Walker

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Director

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Ricky is a life long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

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Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition (DFMHC) and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

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Turonne Hunt

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Director – Transitional Day Program

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Turonne Hunt is currently the director of the ANCHOR Transitional Day Program. She has held that position since 2018. She has 15 years of experience working in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Radford University. Her goal is to build relationships and collaborate with families, students, and the community to ensure that students are successful as they grow and strive to reach their goals.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Robn Campbell

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Director of Administrative Services

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Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

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A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

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Paige Belton

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Case Manager

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Paige is a transplant to the Martinsville-Henry County Area. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from The University of North Carolina and studied abroad extensively, working with school-age children and young adults as a Global Work with Immigrant Kids Scholar in Belgium and Scotland. Before joining ANCHOR, she worked with local governmental and nonprofit agencies in coordinating youth development and child welfare investigations for several years. She resides in Bassett and enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteering in the area. Her focus at ANCHOR is to successfully motivate and support each resident on their path to reaching both their short and long-term goals. She hopes to continue to strengthen and improve the programs we offer  to the juvenile population and their families.

\n \"Tim\n

Tim Bredamus

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Counselor

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Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

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Catherleen Dillard

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USDA Manager/Group Home Leader

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Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

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Mike Kirby

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Group Home Supervisor

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Michael Kirby (Mike) is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County. He has been employed at Anchor Commission since 2008 and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He works part-time at the Martinsville City Sheriff\’s Office as a Correctional Officer. He is happily married to his wife, Naylene and they have 3 children & 1 grandchild.  His goal is to continue to improve and expand the services that ANCHOR provides to our community.  His desire is to see all adolescents succeed in life.

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Danny Wimmer

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OutReach/GPS Coordinator

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Next Steps…

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Meet our Team

\n \"Ricky\"\n

Ricky Walker

\n

Director

\n

Ricky is a life long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

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Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition (DFMHC) and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

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Turonne Hunt

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Director – Transitional Day Program

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Turonne Hunt is currently the director of the ANCHOR Transitional Day Program. She has held that position since 2018. She has 15 years of experience working in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Radford University. Her goal is to build relationships and collaborate with families, students, and the community to ensure that students are successful as they grow and strive to reach their goals.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Robn Campbell

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Director of Administrative Services

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Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

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A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

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Paige Belton

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Case Manager

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Paige is a transplant to the Martinsville-Henry County Area. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from The University of North Carolina and studied abroad extensively, working with school-age children and young adults as a Global Work with Immigrant Kids Scholar in Belgium and Scotland. Before joining ANCHOR, she worked with local governmental and nonprofit agencies in coordinating youth development and child welfare investigations for several years. She resides in Bassett and enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteering in the area. Her focus at ANCHOR is to successfully motivate and support each resident on their path to reaching both their short and long-term goals. She hopes to continue to strengthen and improve the programs we offer  to the juvenile population and their families.

\n \"Tim\n

Tim Bredamus

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Counselor

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Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

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Catherleen Dillard

\n

USDA Manager/Group Home Leader

\n

Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

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Mike Kirby

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Group Home Supervisor

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Michael Kirby (Mike) is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County. He has been employed at Anchor Commission since 2008 and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He works part-time at the Martinsville City Sheriff\’s Office as a Correctional Officer. He is happily married to his wife, Naylene and they have 3 children & 1 grandchild.  His goal is to continue to improve and expand the services that ANCHOR provides to our community.  His desire is to see all adolescents succeed in life.

\n \"Danny\n

Danny Wimmer

\n

OutReach/GPS Coordinator

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Include a short bio with an interesting fact about the person.

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Next Steps…

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This is should be a prospective customer\’s number one call to action, e.g., requesting a quote or perusing your product catalog.

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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home residents

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Please read the information below for answers to many questions.

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If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
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Mail

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Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

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Reading Material

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The Anchor Group Home gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

\n

Medical Services

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Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

\n

IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

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Food Service

\n

The ANCHOR Group Home follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the ANCHOR Group Home.
  • \n
  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
  • \n
  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
  • \n
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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home residents

\n

 

\n

Please read the information below for answers to many questions.

\n

If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
\n

Mail

\n

Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

\n

Reading Material

\n

The Anchor Group Home gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

\n

Medical Services

\n

Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

\n

IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

\n

Food Service

\n

The ANCHOR Group Home follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

\n

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

\n

Contact Administration

\n

Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

\n
    \n
  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the ANCHOR Group Home.
  • \n
  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
  • \n
  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
  • \n
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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR OR/GPS Clients

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been placed on Outreach or Outreach and GPS they must obey the rules of probation as set forth by the Courts or Court Service Unit staff.

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ANY Changes, variations, special privileges, \”windows\”, etc., to your curfew or rules of probation,      MUST be approved by the Courts and/or your Probation Officer!   

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ANCHOR OR/GPS Rules of Conduct

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When a juvenile has been ordered into the OR/GPS program by the court or accepted by the Director of Operations, the juvenile is expected to do the following:

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  1. Attend school or work daily (unless absence is excused);
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  3. Be available for contact with Outreach staff;
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  5. Follow behavior guidelines and curfew set by the juvenile court, guardians(s),and Outreach staff;
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  7. Participate in other services or program, if referred for such;
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  9. Pose no physical danger to self or others;
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  11. Abide by all state and federal laws, and abide by any special conditions ordered by the Judge (such as GPS monitoring);
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  13. Curfew is set by probation staff, if not listed then it is: Sunday – Thursday No Window Friday & Saturday No Window
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  15. Random drug screens as directed by the judge/probation officer.
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Probation officers will be informed of any rule violation. If violations are numerous or indicate that the juvenile is a risk to public safety or poses a danger to themselves or the property of others, the appropriate court personnel will be informed.

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In the event of an emergency or after hours, contact Outreach Coordinator at 276-340-6821 or 276-340-8818 or 276-403-4719.

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If they are placed on GPS the parent/legal guardian and juvenile will sign and receive a copy of the following agreement:

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ANCHOR GPS Monitoring Agreement

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You have been placed in the GPS Monitoring Program by the court. You have been charged with a criminal offense which allows you to be placed in a detention facility or jail. The court has ordered your conditional release subject to you fully cooperating with the ANCHOR Outreach Program and the following agreement. Violation of Court Order, Outreach Rules of Conduct, Outreach Agreement, or GPS Monitoring Agreement may result in violation of your conditions of release.

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****Beacon/Charger MUST remain Plugged into an Electrical Outlet at ALL TIMES****

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****Swimming is NOT allowed while wearing the GPS Tracker****

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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Transitional Day Program (TDP) students

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been placed in the  ANCHOR TDP program  we want you to know:

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Welcome!

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Dear Transitional Day Program Families,

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It is my pleasure to welcome you this school year! I hope you are ready to start your school year at TDP.  I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication, and I look forward to working with you and your child.

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All signs point to another incredible and productive school year! Our skilled and devoted staff is planning and preparing for your child. We are certainly a caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students, and promoting learning and positive behavior.

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It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your director.  Please stop by and say hello! Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth for all students.

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Thank you,

\nMs. Turonne Hunt
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\nTransitional Day Program\n

School Information:

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Address: 100 Cleveland Ave, Martinsville, VA 24112

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Phone: 276-666-4600

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Cell: 276-340-3483

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Program Hours

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7:45 AM…………………………………………….Program Opens

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7:45 – 8:30 AM……………………………………Breakfast

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8:30 AM.………………………………………………..Instructional Day Starts

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10:00 – 10:15 AM……………………………………Snack

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11:00 – 12:05 PM…………………………………Lunch

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2:30 PM……………………………………………..Dismissal

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3:15 PM……………………………………………..Program Closes

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The building will be open for students at 7:45 AM. No child is to be dropped off and/or enter the building until 7:45 AM.

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Address/Telephone Changes

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Please notify the program if there are any changes in your telephone number, address, or employment. This information is critical in cases of emergencies and should given to the program as soon as possible.

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Absences

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Students are expected to be on time every day.  Parents need to call the program to inform office of their child’s absence.

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Parents will be notified in writing when their child has an excessive amount of tardies or absences, which could result in an attendance contract.

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Bus Regulations

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Proper behavior is required on the school bus. Bus transportation is a privilege. Students who misbehave on the bus may lose their privilege to ride. If a student loses his/her privilege to ride the bus, it is the parents’ responsibility to transport the child to school. Parents are also responsible for their child’s behavior at the bus stop.

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Discipline

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In our program, students are working not only on academics but also on social/emotional behavior and building self-control. These are vital behaviors to ensure that they are getting the most out of each instructional day. Students are expected to follow the Henry County Code of Conduct in addition to building and classroom rules. We use a token economy program to help our students reach their academic and social/behavior goals. In the event of misbehavior, students may receive consequences such as: verbal warning, teacher conference, parent contact, and in-school or out-of-school suspension.

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Inclement Weather

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We follow the schedule of Henry County Public Schools during the event of inclement weather.

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Meals

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Student breakfast, lunch, and snack are free.

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School Spirit

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Our school colors are navy blue, gold, and white.

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Our school mascot is the Owl.

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GRADING SCALE

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 Academic Progress Assessment Code

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Grading Scale K-3:

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E —– Excellent

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S —– Satisfactory

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N —– Needs Improvement

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U —– Unsatisfactory

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Assessment Code for Citizenship and Work/Study Habits

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S —– Satisfactory Progress

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N —– Needs Improvement

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A                              96-93

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B+                           89-87

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B                              86-83

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B-                            82-80

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C+                           79-77

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C                             76-73

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C-                            72-70

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D+                           69-68

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D                             65-60

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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Seven Challenges or Brief Challenges clients

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been referred to ANCHOR\’s Seven Challenges or Brief Challenges programs we want you to know:

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  • As specialists who have worked with parents, and because many of us are parents ourselves, we know how very upsetting it is to have a son or daughter with a drug problem. We want to do everything possible to help your child. There is reason for optimism: Our agency uses The Seven Challenges® Program which has been proven to be successful in helping young people overcome their drug problems. Research has also shown it to be successful in helping them overcome underlying psychological problems that often go along with drug abuse or drug dependence.
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  • We want to introduce you to The Seven Challenges Program so you understand our approach and we will better be able to work together in helping your child:
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    • By the time adolescents enter drug counseling programs, they have already heard about the dangers of drugs. Most of them have been told they need to quit. Many have been told they must quit. However, skilled counselors know that when we try to twist their arms to make them quit, we get bad outcomes: Young people either lie to us, or dig in their feet and resist us. Even if we could temporarily force them to quit using drugs, as soon as they were out of our sight, they would still do whatever they wanted to do. We know that the best way to get good outcomes on the long term is to help young people pause, think, and make their own wise decisions to change. As we work toward this end with youth in The Seven Challenges Program, we will make sure that young people hear our concerns about the dangers of drugs and also our support for them in making wise decisions. We want to be successful in counseling teens, so we have developed clever strategies that are much more effective than trying to force them to quit.
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    • Here is how we work: First we create an atmosphere in which youth will open up and talk honestly about themselves and about their lives. We can then help them look at why they are using drugs. Whether they realize it or not, they are using drugs for a reason. Often it is to cope with psychological problems, or skill deficits, or problems in coping with life at home, with friends or at school. We want to help them understand what they are seeking from drugs, and then help them develop the ability to meet their needs in healthy ways. When they learn to deal with life without drugs, they can make sincere decisions to overcome drug problems and then successfully follow through.
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    • As much as we adults may wish that youth would decide to quit using drugs right away – and mean it – that usually is not the case. Even among those who really do want to quit, precious few are prepared to succeed in making such a change when they enter counseling. We need to recognize the depth of the underlying problems and stick with strategies that work. Even though it takes a lot more than telling teens to SAY NO, rapid progress can be made with The Seven Challenges. In this program, we fully support even a small impulse to quit using drugs, or to begin to make changes. We also immediately address the problems that motivate the drug abuse or dependence.
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Our wish is to work with you to help your child overcome the drug problem and succeed in life. To begin the program we meet with each youth and their parent to talk about the attendance expectations of the group and what the youth can expect from the counseling sessions.  One of the priorities of Seven Challenges is working with the families to help the youth.  We look forward to facing this challenge together.

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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home residents

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Please read the information below for answers to many questions.

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If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
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Mail

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Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

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Reading Material

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The Anchor Group Home gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

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Medical Services

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Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

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IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

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Food Service

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The ANCHOR Group Home follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home residents

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Please read the information below for answers to many questions.

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If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
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Mail

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Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

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Reading Material

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The Anchor Group Home gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

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Medical Services

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Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

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IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

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Food Service

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The ANCHOR Group Home follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the ANCHOR Group Home.
  • \n
  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
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  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home residents

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
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Mail

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Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

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Reading Material

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The Anchor Group Home gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

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Medical Services

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Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

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IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

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Food Service

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The ANCHOR Group Home follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the ANCHOR Group Home.
  • \n
  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
  • \n
  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home residents

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Please read the information below for answers to many questions.

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If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
\n

Mail

\n

Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

\n

Reading Material

\n

The Anchor Group Home gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

\n

Medical Services

\n

Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

\n

IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

\n

Food Service

\n

The ANCHOR Group Home follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

\n

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

\n

Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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    \n
  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the ANCHOR Group Home.
  • \n
  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
  • \n
  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home residents

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Please read the information below for answers to many questions.

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If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
\n

Mail

\n

Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

\n

Reading Material

\n

The Anchor Group Home gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

\n

Medical Services

\n

Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

\n

IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

\n

Food Service

\n

The ANCHOR Group Home follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

\n

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

\n

Contact Administration

\n

Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

\n
    \n
  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the ANCHOR Group Home.
  • \n
  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
  • \n
  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
  • \n
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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Transitional Day Program (TDP) students

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been placed in the  ANCHOR TDP program  we want you to know:

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Meet our Team

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Ricky Walker

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Director

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Ricky is a life long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

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Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition (DFMHC) and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

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Turonne Hunt

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Director – Transitional Day Program

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Turonne Hunt is currently the director of the ANCHOR Transitional Day Program. She has held that position since 2018. She has 15 years of experience working in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Radford University. Her goal is to build relationships and collaborate with families, students, and the community to ensure that students are successful as they grow and strive to reach their goals.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Robn Campbell

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Director of Administrative Services

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Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

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A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

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Paige Belton

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Case Manager

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Paige is a transplant to the Martinsville-Henry County Area. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from The University of North Carolina and studied abroad extensively, working with school-age children and young adults as a Global Work with Immigrant Kids Scholar in Belgium and Scotland. Before joining ANCHOR, she worked with local governmental and nonprofit agencies in coordinating youth development and child welfare investigations for several years. She resides in Bassett and enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteering in the area. Her focus at ANCHOR is to successfully motivate and support each resident on their path to reaching both their short and long-term goals. She hopes to continue to strengthen and improve the programs we offer  to the juvenile population and their families.

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Tim Bredamus

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Counselor

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Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

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Catherleen Dillard

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USDA Manager/Group Home Leader

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Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

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Mike Kirby

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Group Home Supervisor

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Michael Kirby (Mike) is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County. He has been employed at Anchor Commission since 2008 and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He works part-time at the Martinsville City Sheriff\’s Office as a Correctional Officer. He is happily married to his wife, Naylene and they have 3 children & 1 grandchild.  His goal is to continue to improve and expand the services that ANCHOR provides to our community.  His desire is to see all adolescents succeed in life.

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Danny Wimmer

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OutReach/GPS Coordinator

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Danny came to work for the Anchor Commission in March of 2016.  Danny comes to the Anchor Commission after retiring from the Martinsville Police Department.  Danny retired after 27 years of service with the Police Department at the rank of Lieutenant.  Danny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College as well as an Associate Degree in Police Science from Danville Community College.  Danny is married to his wife Elizabeth and they have two daughters and one granddaughter.  Danny enjoys hunting and playing golf in his spare time, but especially likes to spend time with his granddaughter.

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In addition to our full time employees and the GPS Coordinator listed above, ANCHOR is also very fortunate to employ a great cadre of part-time staff who are vital to completing our mission.

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Terrence Draper – Group Home Leader

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Anthony Lanier – Group Home Leader

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Tony Mayes – Group Home Leader

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Tony Mullins – Group Home Leader

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James Preston – Group Home Leader

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John Quinlan – Group Home Leader

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Judy Roland – Food Prep for Transitional Day Program and Group Home

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Aaron Williams – Group Home Leader

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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home residents

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Please read the information below for answers to many questions.

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If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
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Mail

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Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

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Reading Material

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The Anchor Group Home gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

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Medical Services

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Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

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IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

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Food Service

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The ANCHOR Group Home follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR 0R/GPS Clients

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Please read the information below for answers to many questions.

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If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
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Mail

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Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

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Reading Material

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The Anchor Group Home gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

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Medical Services

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Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

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IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

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Food Service

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The ANCHOR Group Home follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
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  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
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Mandy Brannock

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Mandy grew up in Eden, NC and attended Gardner Webb University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  After college, Mandy moved to Roanoke, VA and began working at the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home (now HopeTree Family Services).  She quickly learned she had a passion for helping others and wanted to make sure she spent her career in positions that enabled her to do just that.

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After nearly 12 years at HopeTree, Mandy and her family relocated to Martinsville/Henry County.  She gained employment at the Martinsville/Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness and its two Federally Qualified Health Centers, Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health.  Currently, Mandy is a Quality Assurance Analyst with Piedmont Community Services.  She takes pride in working for an organization that is patient centered and makes such a positive impact in our community.

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Mandy resides in Ridgeway, VA with her husband, Matt and their two children, Caleb and Lyndon.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, watch sports, go to the beach, attend church, and spoil her dogs.   Mandy loves being part of such a small, close knit community and is excited about the chance to give back through her service on the ANCHOR Commission Board.

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Angie Brown

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Angie Brown is the Patrick Henry Community College Patrick County Site Facilitator.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Bonnie Favero

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Bonnie Favero has worked for PIedmont Community Services (PCS) since September 1990. She became Prevention Manager in 1999 and is now Division Director.

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Bonnie has a Masters degree in Family Ministry from Regis University in Denver, CO and a Masters degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech. Bonnie has presented throughout the country at National Conferences on coalition-building and youth development. Bonnie has written grants totaling over $4,000,000 for the Prevention Unit of PCS.

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Bonnie has 4 Adult children and 11 grandchildren.

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She has served on the PHCC Board, the ANCHOR Commission and the Mental Health Association board.

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Karen Garrett

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Karen Garrett is a Virginia native and has lived in Martinsville for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate education at Guilford College with a double major in biology and chemistry. She graduated from the physician assistant program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine with honors in 1999. She currently serves as the Board Chair and has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for 15 years.

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David Haymore

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David Haymore is a Master Deputy with the Patrick County Sheriff\’s Office, where he has worked for over 13 years. David is a graduate of Patrick County High School, where he is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer. He is a member of the Tactical Response Team, a Certified Law Enforcement Sniper, and a Firearms Instructor. He also, serves on the School Health Advisory Board and the Safety and Crisis Team for the Patrick County High School.

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Jeanette Hurd

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Jeannette Hurd is the most recent member of the ANCHOR Commission Board.  She is currently the Special Education Coordinator for Henry County Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd has worked for several years as an Educational Diagnostician for Henry County Public Schools.  As a Diagnostician, she has worked closely with the staff and students at the Transitional Day Program, an ANCHOR program.   She was a classroom teacher for 10 years in Henry County and for 10 years in Richmond City Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd is excited to support the ANCHOR Commission’s mission and projects.   She is a graduate of George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Erin Jenkins

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Erin Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and works as an assessment clinician for Piedmont Community Services and National Counseling Group in Martinsville, Va. Erin has worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years, with a majority of those years providing direct services to children and teens.

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Erin is a native of Henry County, having graduated from Laurel Park High School in 1995. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1999 and her Master and Ed.S. in Community and Marriage and Family Counseling in 2003. Erin is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association.

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She is married to Dr. Charles Jenkins, DDS, a dentist at Martinsville Smiles, and they have two boys, age 13 and 10.

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She has served on the Mt. Olivet PTO board for seven years. She is an active member of Granbery United Methodist Church where she previously served as coordinator for children’s ministries. She is a sustainer with the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County. She is a former parent representative for both the FAPT and CPMT committees in our community. Erin previously taught Psychology courses as an adjunct faculty at PHCC.

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Donna Martin

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Donna Martin is a Unit Supervisor/Rehabilitation Counselor serving in the Martinsville offices in the Virginia Workforce Center.  She has worked with the state of Virginia with the Division of Rehabilitative Services specifically serving youth with disabilities for 25 years in her role to help them transition from school to work.  She is known for her high energy and innovative thinking, is a seasoned veteran in the world of helping people overcome barriers and maintain employment. She brings expertise in the utilization of various agencies to collaborate and work toward mutual goals as well as education in Disability Awareness.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Pam Randall

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Dr. Randall is a life-long learner and a career educator. She has taught at all prek-12 levels in both public and private settings. She served as an assistant principal and building coordinator before moving into higher education. She currently serves as the Program Director and Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies through Longwood University in the elementary and middle school education program at New College Institute as well as serving as a full-time professor.

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Dr. Randall serves on the PHCC advisory board and is the past State President for ACT commission. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Glenville State University, Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University, ED.S. in Administration from UVA, and completed her Doctorate in Leadership from Liberty University.

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In her free time, Dr. Randall enjoys directing the Smith River Singers and Still Water Singers, two local community choirs she founded, as well as quilting and gardening. She and her husband, Dean Randall have two lovely daughters who both work in the field of medicine.

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Veraine Randolph

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Veraine Via Randolph is a native of Stuart, Virginia and she has been a longtime resident of the City of Martinsville. She is a dedicated employee of the Piedmont Community Services, where she serves as a Financial Specialist. She is a graduate of Averett University in Danville, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and she is a recipient of numerous certificates from various institutions, including, Patrick Henry Community College and the University of Virginia. She is active civically with her Kappa Delta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and she is a devoted member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ridgeway, where her husband of 30 years, is the Pastor. Veraine has, also, served on the board of Southern Area Agency on Aging and currently, is serving as Treasurer of Anchor.

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Lisa Smith

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Lisa Smith comes to the Anchor Commission’s Board with a long history of working in the human services field.  After graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in Criminal Justice, she worked as a social worker with the department of social services.  Later, she transitioned to working as a case manager with Dan River Alcohol & Safety Action Program.  After working for that agency for several years, she obtained a position as an adult probation & parole officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections where she was employed for thirteen years.  Currently, she is employed with Piedmont Community Services as a program manager with the Community Recovery Program.  Lisa obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and she is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.   She completed the Duke University Certificate in Non-Profit Management.  From working in the field for over 20 years, Lisa considers herself as a advocate for individuals who are struggling with major obstacles in their lives.

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In addition to her service on the Board of the Anchor Commission, she serves on the Board of the Southern Area Agency on Aging and she is a member of the Martinsville-Henry County-Patrick County Re-entry Council.

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Lisa resides in the City of Martinsville with her husband, Troy and two children, Bryson and Claire.  She is a member of the Galilean House of Worship.

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Christy Spencer

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Christy Spencer is a life-long resident of the Martinsville-Henry County area.  She earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Patrick Henry Community College before graduating from Old Dominion University with a BSBA.  After becoming employed with Martinsville City Schools and realizing that education was her passion, she earned her master’s degree in education from Virginia Tech. Spencer is now the Middle College Instructor at PHCC. She got her start at PHCC as the Old Dominion University Site Director on campus, as well as teaching early childhood education and student development as an adjunct professor. In addition to serving on the Anchor Commission, she is a member of the Virginia Association for Adult & Continuing Education, Commission on Adult Basic Education, Virginia Community College Association, and a sustaining member of the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County.  Spencer resides in Henry County with her husband and three children.

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Meet our Team

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Ricky Walker

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Director

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Ricky is a life long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

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Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition (DFMHC) and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

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Turonne Hunt

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Director – Transitional Day Program

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Turonne Hunt is currently the director of the ANCHOR Transitional Day Program. She has held that position since 2018. She has 15 years of experience working in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Radford University. Her goal is to build relationships and collaborate with families, students, and the community to ensure that students are successful as they grow and strive to reach their goals.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Robn Campbell

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Director of Administrative Services

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Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

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A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

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Paige Belton

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Case Manager

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Paige is a transplant to the Martinsville-Henry County Area. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from The University of North Carolina and studied abroad extensively, working with school-age children and young adults as a Global Work with Immigrant Kids Scholar in Belgium and Scotland. Before joining ANCHOR, she worked with local governmental and nonprofit agencies in coordinating youth development and child welfare investigations for several years. She resides in Bassett and enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteering in the area. Her focus at ANCHOR is to successfully motivate and support each resident on their path to reaching both their short and long-term goals. She hopes to continue to strengthen and improve the programs we offer  to the juvenile population and their families.

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Tim Bredamus

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Counselor

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Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

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Catherleen Dillard

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USDA Manager/Group Home Leader

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Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

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Mike Kirby

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Group Home Supervisor

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Michael Kirby (Mike) is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County. He has been employed at Anchor Commission since 2008 and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He works part-time at the Martinsville City Sheriff\’s Office as a Correctional Officer. He is happily married to his wife, Naylene and they have 3 children & 1 grandchild.  His goal is to continue to improve and expand the services that ANCHOR provides to our community.  His desire is to see all adolescents succeed in life.

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Danny Wimmer

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OutReach/GPS Coordinator

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Danny came to work for the Anchor Commission in March of 2016.  Danny comes to the Anchor Commission after retiring from the Martinsville Police Department.  Danny retired after 27 years of service with the Police Department at the rank of Lieutenant.  Danny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College as well as an Associate Degree in Police Science from Danville Community College.  Danny is married to his wife Elizabeth and they have two daughters and one granddaughter.  Danny enjoys hunting and playing golf in his spare time, but especially likes to spend time with his granddaughter.

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Next Steps…

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This is should be a prospective customer\’s number one call to action, e.g., requesting a quote or perusing your product catalog.

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Meet our Team

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Ricky Walker

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Director

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Ricky is a life long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

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Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition (DFMHC) and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

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Turonne Hunt

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Director – Transitional Day Program

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Turonne Hunt is currently the director of the ANCHOR Transitional Day Program. She has held that position since 2018. She has 15 years of experience working in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Radford University. Her goal is to build relationships and collaborate with families, students, and the community to ensure that students are successful as they grow and strive to reach their goals.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Robn Campbell

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Director of Administrative Services

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Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

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A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

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Paige Belton

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Case Manager

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Paige is a transplant to the Martinsville-Henry County Area. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from The University of North Carolina and studied abroad extensively, working with school-age children and young adults as a Global Work with Immigrant Kids Scholar in Belgium and Scotland. Before joining ANCHOR, she worked with local governmental and nonprofit agencies in coordinating youth development and child welfare investigations for several years. She resides in Bassett and enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteering in the area. Her focus at ANCHOR is to successfully motivate and support each resident on their path to reaching both their short and long-term goals. She hopes to continue to strengthen and improve the programs we offer  to the juvenile population and their families.

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Tim Bredamus

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Counselor

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Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

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Catherleen Dillard

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USDA Manager/Group Home Leader

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Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

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Mike Kirby

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Group Home Supervisor

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Michael Kirby (Mike) is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County. He has been employed at Anchor Commission since 2008 and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He works part-time at the Martinsville City Sheriff\’s Office as a Correctional Officer. He is happily married to his wife, Naylene and they have 3 children & 1 grandchild.  His goal is to continue to improve and expand the services that ANCHOR provides to our community.  His desire is to see all adolescents succeed in life.

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Danny Wimmer

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OutReach/GPS Coordinator

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Danny came to work for the Anchor Commission in March of 2016.  Danny comes to the Anchor Commission after retiring from the Martinsville Police Department.  Danny retired after 27 years of service with the Police Department at the rank of Lieutenant.  Danny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College as well as an Associate Degree in Police Science from Danville Community College.  Danny is married to his wife Elizabeth and they have two daughters and one granddaughter.  Danny enjoys hunting and playing golf in his spare time, but especially likes to spend time with his granddaughter.

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Next Steps…

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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR OR/GPS Clients

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been placed on Outreach or Outreach and GPS they must obey the rules of probation as set forth by the Courts or Court Service Unit staff.

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ANY Changes, variations, \”outs\”, etc., to your curfew or rules of probation, MUST be approved by your Probation Officer.   

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ANCHOR OR/GPS Rules of Conduct

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When a juvenile has been ordered into the OR/GPS program by the court or accepted by the Director of Operations, the juvenile is expected to do the following:

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  3. Be available for contact with Outreach staff;
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  5. Follow behavior guidelines and curfew set by the juvenile court, guardians(s),and Outreach staff;
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  7. Participate in other services or program, if referred for such;
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  9. Pose no physical danger to self or others;
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  11. Abide by all state and federal laws, and abide by any special conditions ordered by the Judge (such as GPS monitoring);
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  13. Curfew is set by probation staff, if not listed then it is: Sunday – Thursday No Window Friday & Saturday No Window
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  15. Random drug screens as directed by the judge/probation officer.
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Probation officers will be informed of any rule violation. If violations are numerous or indicate that the juvenile is a risk to public safety or poses a danger to themselves or the property of others, the appropriate court personnel will be informed.

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In the event of an emergency or after hours, contact Outreach Coordinator at 276-340-6821 or 276-340-8818 or 276-403-4719.

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If they are placed on GPS the parent/legal guardian and juvenile will sign and receive a copy of the following agreement:

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ANCHOR GPS Monitoring Agreement

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You have been placed in the GPS Monitoring Program by the court. You have been charged with a criminal offense which allows you to be placed in a detention facility or jail. The court has ordered your conditional release subject to you fully cooperating with the ANCHOR Outreach Program and the following agreement. Violation of Court Order, Outreach Rules of Conduct, Outreach Agreement, or GPS Monitoring Agreement may result in violation of your conditions of release.

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  1. You will maintain and Return GPS Monitoring equipment in the same condition it was delivered to you.
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  3. You will change the GPS unit’s battery twice (2) a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening or you will charge the GPS unit for at least one (1) hour, two times a day at a minimum. Loss of signal due to a dead battery is considered a violation and will be immediately reported to your probation officer.
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****Beacon/Charger MUST remain Plugged into an Electrical Outlet at ALL TIMES****

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  1. You will stay within the boundaries established by your Outreach staff. If we get a report that you have an unauthorized leave, it will be reported to your probation officer.
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  3. Any damage to the GPS Monitoring equipment will be the financial responsibility of the client, and /or their parent/guardian. Intentional damage will result in criminal charges. You will not remove or damage any GPS monitoring equipment.
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****Swimming is NOT allowed while wearing the GPS Tracker****

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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR OR/GPS Clients

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Please read the information below for answers to many questions.

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If you child has been placed on Outreach or Outreach and GPS they must obey the rules of probation as set forth by the Courts or Court Service Unit staff.  ANY Changes, variations, \”outs\”, etc. MUST be approved by your Probation Officer.   

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ANCHOR OR/GPS Rules of Conduct

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When a juvenile has been ordered into the OR/GPS program by the court or accepted by the Director of Operations, the juvenile is expected to do the following:

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  3. Be available for contact with Outreach staff;
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  5. Follow behavior guidelines and curfew set by the juvenile court, guardians(s),and Outreach staff;
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  7. Participate in other services or program, if referred for such;
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  9. Pose no physical danger to self or others;
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  11. Abide by all state and federal laws, and abide by any special conditions ordered by the Judge (such as GPS monitoring);
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  13. Curfew is set by probation staff, if not listed then it is: Sunday – Thursday No Window Friday & Saturday No Window
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  15. Random drug screens as directed by the judge/probation officer.
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Probation officers will be informed of any rule violation. If violations are numerous or indicate that the juvenile is a risk to public safety or poses a danger to themselves or the property of others, the appropriate court personnel will be informed.

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In the event of an emergency or after hours, contact Outreach Coordinator at 276-340-6821 or 276-340-8818 or 276-403-4719.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
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Mail

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Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

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Reading Material

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The Anchor Group Home gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

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Medical Services

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Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

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IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

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Food Service

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The ANCHOR Group Home follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
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Meet our Team

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Ricky Walker

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Executive Director

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Ricky is a life long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

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Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition (DFMHC) and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

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Turonne Hunt

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Director – Transitional Day Program

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Turonne Hunt is currently the director of the ANCHOR Transitional Day Program. She has held that position since 2018. She has 15 years of experience working in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Radford University. Her goal is to build relationships and collaborate with families, students, and the community to ensure that students are successful as they grow and strive to reach their goals.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Robin Campbell

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Director of Administrative Services

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Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

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A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

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Paige Belton

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Case Manager

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Paige is a transplant to the Martinsville-Henry County Area. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from The University of North Carolina and studied abroad extensively, working with school-age children and young adults as a Global Work with Immigrant Kids Scholar in Belgium and Scotland. Before joining ANCHOR, she worked with local governmental and nonprofit agencies in coordinating youth development and child welfare investigations for several years. She resides in Bassett and enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteering in the area. Her focus at ANCHOR is to successfully motivate and support each resident on their path to reaching both their short and long-term goals. She hopes to continue to strengthen and improve the programs we offer  to the juvenile population and their families.

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Tim Bredamus

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Counselor

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Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

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Catherleen Dillard

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USDA Manager/Group Home Leader

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Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

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Mike Kirby

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Group Home / Shelter Care Supervisor

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Michael Kirby (Mike) is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County. He has been employed at Anchor Commission since 2008 and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He works part-time at the Martinsville City Sheriff\’s Office as a Correctional Officer. He is happily married to his wife, Naylene and they have 3 children & 1 grandchild.  His goal is to continue to improve and expand the services that ANCHOR provides to our community.  His desire is to see all adolescents succeed in life.

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Danny Wimmer

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OutReach/GPS Coordinator

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Danny came to work for the Anchor Commission in March of 2016.  Danny comes to the Anchor Commission after retiring from the Martinsville Police Department.  Danny retired after 27 years of service with the Police Department at the rank of Lieutenant.  Danny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College as well as an Associate Degree in Police Science from Danville Community College.  Danny is married to his wife Elizabeth and they have two daughters and one granddaughter.  Danny enjoys hunting and playing golf in his spare time, but especially likes to spend time with his granddaughter.

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In addition to our full time employees and the GPS Coordinator listed above, ANCHOR is also very fortunate to employ a great cadre of part-time staff who are vital to completing our mission.

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Terrence Draper – GH/SC Leader

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Anthony Lanier – GH/SC Leader

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Tony Mayes – GH/SC Leader

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James Preston – GH/SC Leader

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John Quinlan – GH/SC Leader

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Judy Roland – Food Prep for Transitional Day Program and Group Home

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Corey Pettus – GH/SC Leader

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Meet our Team

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Ricky Walker

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Director

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Ricky is a life long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

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Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition (DFMHC) and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

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Turonne Hunt

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Director – Transitional Day Program

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Turonne Hunt is currently the director of the ANCHOR Transitional Day Program. She has held that position since 2018. She has 15 years of experience working in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Radford University. Her goal is to build relationships and collaborate with families, students, and the community to ensure that students are successful as they grow and strive to reach their goals.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Robin Campbell

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Director of Administrative Services

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Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

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A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

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Paige Belton

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Case Manager

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Paige is a transplant to the Martinsville-Henry County Area. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from The University of North Carolina and studied abroad extensively, working with school-age children and young adults as a Global Work with Immigrant Kids Scholar in Belgium and Scotland. Before joining ANCHOR, she worked with local governmental and nonprofit agencies in coordinating youth development and child welfare investigations for several years. She resides in Bassett and enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteering in the area. Her focus at ANCHOR is to successfully motivate and support each resident on their path to reaching both their short and long-term goals. She hopes to continue to strengthen and improve the programs we offer  to the juvenile population and their families.

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Tim Bredamus

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Counselor

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Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

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Catherleen Dillard

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USDA Manager/Group Home Leader

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Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

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Mike Kirby

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Group Home Supervisor

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Michael Kirby (Mike) is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County. He has been employed at Anchor Commission since 2008 and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He works part-time at the Martinsville City Sheriff\’s Office as a Correctional Officer. He is happily married to his wife, Naylene and they have 3 children & 1 grandchild.  His goal is to continue to improve and expand the services that ANCHOR provides to our community.  His desire is to see all adolescents succeed in life.

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Danny Wimmer

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OutReach/GPS Coordinator

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Danny came to work for the Anchor Commission in March of 2016.  Danny comes to the Anchor Commission after retiring from the Martinsville Police Department.  Danny retired after 27 years of service with the Police Department at the rank of Lieutenant.  Danny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College as well as an Associate Degree in Police Science from Danville Community College.  Danny is married to his wife Elizabeth and they have two daughters and one granddaughter.  Danny enjoys hunting and playing golf in his spare time, but especially likes to spend time with his granddaughter.

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In addition to our full time employees and the GPS Coordinator listed above, ANCHOR is also very fortunate to employ a great cadre of part-time staff who are vital to completing our mission.

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Terrence Draper – Group Home Leader

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Anthony Lanier – Group Home Leader

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Tony Mayes – Group Home Leader

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Tony Mullins – Group Home Leader

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James Preston – Group Home Leader

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John Quinlan – Group Home Leader

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Judy Roland – Food Prep for Transitional Day Program and Group Home

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Aaron Williams – Group Home Leader

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Meet our Team

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Ricky Walker

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Director

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Ricky is a life long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

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Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition (DFMHC) and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

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Turonne Hunt

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Director – Transitional Day Program

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Turonne Hunt is currently the director of the ANCHOR Transitional Day Program. She has held that position since 2018. She has 15 years of experience working in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Radford University. Her goal is to build relationships and collaborate with families, students, and the community to ensure that students are successful as they grow and strive to reach their goals.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Robn Campbell

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Director of Administrative Services

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Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

\n

A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

\n \"Badge\n

Paige Belton

\n

Case Manager

\n

Paige is a transplant to the Martinsville-Henry County Area. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from The University of North Carolina and studied abroad extensively, working with school-age children and young adults as a Global Work with Immigrant Kids Scholar in Belgium and Scotland. Before joining ANCHOR, she worked with local governmental and nonprofit agencies in coordinating youth development and child welfare investigations for several years. She resides in Bassett and enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteering in the area. Her focus at ANCHOR is to successfully motivate and support each resident on their path to reaching both their short and long-term goals. She hopes to continue to strengthen and improve the programs we offer  to the juvenile population and their families.

\n \"Tim\n

Tim Bredamus

\n

Counselor

\n

Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

\n \"Badge\n

Catherleen Dillard

\n

USDA Manager/Group Home Leader

\n

Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

\n \"Badge\n

Mike Kirby

\n

Group Home Supervisor

\n

Michael Kirby (Mike) is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County. He has been employed at Anchor Commission since 2008 and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He works part-time at the Martinsville City Sheriff\’s Office as a Correctional Officer. He is happily married to his wife, Naylene and they have 3 children & 1 grandchild.  His goal is to continue to improve and expand the services that ANCHOR provides to our community.  His desire is to see all adolescents succeed in life.

\n \"Danny\n

Danny Wimmer

\n

OutReach/GPS Coordinator

\n

Danny came to work for the Anchor Commission in March of 2016.  Danny comes to the Anchor Commission after retiring from the Martinsville Police Department.  Danny retired after 27 years of service with the Police Department at the rank of Lieutenant.  Danny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College as well as an Associate Degree in Police Science from Danville Community College.  Danny is married to his wife Elizabeth and they have two daughters and one granddaughter.  Danny enjoys hunting and playing golf in his spare time, but especially likes to spend time with his granddaughter.

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In addition to our full time employees and the GPS Coordinator listed here, ANCHOR is also very fortunate to employ a great cadre of part-time staff who are vital to completing our mission.

\n

Terrence Draper – Group Home Leader

\n

Anthony Lanier – Group Home Leader

\n

Tony Mayes – Group Home Leader

\n

Tony Mullins – Group Home Leader

\n

James Preston – Group Home Leader

\n

John Quinlan – Group Home Leader

\n

Judy Roland – Food Prep for Transitional Day Program and Group Home

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Aaron Williams – Group Home Leader

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Next Steps…

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This is should be a prospective customer\’s number one call to action, e.g., requesting a quote or perusing your product catalog.

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Meet our Team

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Ricky Walker

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Director

\n

Ricky is a life long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

\n

Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition (DFMHC) and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

\n \"Badge\n

Turonne Hunt

\n

Director – Transitional Day Program

\n

Turonne Hunt is currently the director of the ANCHOR Transitional Day Program. She has held that position since 2018. She has 15 years of experience working in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Radford University. Her goal is to build relationships and collaborate with families, students, and the community to ensure that students are successful as they grow and strive to reach their goals.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

\n \"Badge\n

Robn Campbell

\n

Director of Administrative Services

\n

Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

\n

A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

\n \"Badge\n

Paige Belton

\n

Case Manager

\n

Paige is a transplant to the Martinsville-Henry County Area. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from The University of North Carolina and studied abroad extensively, working with school-age children and young adults as a Global Work with Immigrant Kids Scholar in Belgium and Scotland. Before joining ANCHOR, she worked with local governmental and nonprofit agencies in coordinating youth development and child welfare investigations for several years. She resides in Bassett and enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteering in the area. Her focus at ANCHOR is to successfully motivate and support each resident on their path to reaching both their short and long-term goals. She hopes to continue to strengthen and improve the programs we offer  to the juvenile population and their families.

\n \"Tim\n

Tim Bredamus

\n

Counselor

\n

Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

\n \"Badge\n

Catherleen Dillard

\n

USDA Manager/Group Home Leader

\n

Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

\n \"Badge\n

Mike Kirby

\n

Group Home Supervisor

\n

Michael Kirby (Mike) is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County. He has been employed at Anchor Commission since 2008 and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He works part-time at the Martinsville City Sheriff\’s Office as a Correctional Officer. He is happily married to his wife, Naylene and they have 3 children & 1 grandchild.  His goal is to continue to improve and expand the services that ANCHOR provides to our community.  His desire is to see all adolescents succeed in life.

\n \"Danny\n

Danny Wimmer

\n

OutReach/GPS Coordinator

\n

Danny came to work for the Anchor Commission in March of 2016.  Danny comes to the Anchor Commission after retiring from the Martinsville Police Department.  Danny retired after 27 years of service with the Police Department at the rank of Lieutenant.  Danny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College as well as an Associate Degree in Police Science from Danville Community College.  Danny is married to his wife Elizabeth and they have two daughters and one granddaughter.  Danny enjoys hunting and playing golf in his spare time, but especially likes to spend time with his granddaughter.

\n

In addition to our full time employees and the GPS Coordinator listed above, ANCHOR is also very fortunate to employ a great cadre of part-time staff who are vital to completing our mission.

\n

Terrence Draper – Group Home Leader

\n

Anthony Lanier – Group Home Leader

\n

Tony Mayes – Group Home Leader

\n

Tony Mullins – Group Home Leader

\n

James Preston – Group Home Leader

\n

John Quinlan – Group Home Leader

\n

Judy Roland – Food Prep for Transitional Day Program and Group Home

\n

Aaron Williams – Group Home Leader

\n

Next Steps…

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Mandy Brannock

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Mandy grew up in Eden, NC and attended Gardner Webb University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  After college, Mandy moved to Roanoke, VA and began working at the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home (now HopeTree Family Services).  She quickly learned she had a passion for helping others and wanted to make sure she spent her career in positions that enabled her to do just that.

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After nearly 12 years at HopeTree, Mandy and her family relocated to Martinsville/Henry County.  She gained employment at the Martinsville/Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness and its two Federally Qualified Health Centers, Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health.  Currently, Mandy is a Quality Assurance Analyst with Piedmont Community Services.  She takes pride in working for an organization that is patient centered and makes such a positive impact in our community.

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Mandy resides in Ridgeway, VA with her husband, Matt and their two children, Caleb and Lyndon.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, watch sports, go to the beach, attend church, and spoil her dogs.   Mandy loves being part of such a small, close knit community and is excited about the chance to give back through her service on the ANCHOR Commission Board.

\n \"Brown.Angie\"\n

Angie Brown

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Angie Brown is the Patrick Henry Community College Patrick County Site Facilitator.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

\n \"Bonnie\n

Bonnie Favero

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Bonnie Favero has worked for PIedmont Community Services (PCS) since September 1990. She became Prevention Manager in 1999 and is now Division Director.

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Bonnie has a Masters degree in Family Ministry from Regis University in Denver, CO and a Masters degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech. Bonnie has presented throughout the country at National Conferences on coalition-building and youth development. Bonnie has written grants totaling over $4,000,000 for the Prevention Unit of PCS.

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Bonnie has 4 Adult children and 11 grandchildren.

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She has served on the PHCC Board, the ANCHOR Commission and the Mental Health Association board.

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Karen Garrett

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Chair

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Karen Garrett is a Virginia native and has lived in Martinsville for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate education at Guilford College with a double major in biology and chemistry. She graduated from the physician assistant program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine with honors in 1999. She currently serves as the Board Chair and has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for 15 years.

\n \"David_Haymore\"\n

David Haymore

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David Haymore is a Master Deputy with the Patrick County Sheriff\’s Office, where he has worked for over 13 years. David is a graduate of Patrick County High School, where he is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer. He is a member of the Tactical Response Team, a Certified Law Enforcement Sniper, and a Firearms Instructor. He also, serves on the School Health Advisory Board and the Safety and Crisis Team for the Patrick County High School.

\n \"hurd\n

Jeanette Hurd

\n

Jeannette Hurd is the most recent member of the ANCHOR Commission Board.  She is currently the Special Education Coordinator for Henry County Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd has worked for several years as an Educational Diagnostician for Henry County Public Schools.  As a Diagnostician, she has worked closely with the staff and students at the Transitional Day Program, an ANCHOR program.   She was a classroom teacher for 10 years in Henry County and for 10 years in Richmond City Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd is excited to support the ANCHOR Commission’s mission and projects.   She is a graduate of George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

\n \"Erin\n

Erin Jenkins

\n

Erin Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and works as an assessment clinician for Piedmont Community Services and National Counseling Group in Martinsville, Va. Erin has worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years, with a majority of those years providing direct services to children and teens.

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Erin is a native of Henry County, having graduated from Laurel Park High School in 1995. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1999 and her Master and Ed.S. in Community and Marriage and Family Counseling in 2003. Erin is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association.

\n

She is married to Dr. Charles Jenkins, DDS, a dentist at Martinsville Smiles, and they have two boys, age 13 and 10.

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She has served on the Mt. Olivet PTO board for seven years. She is an active member of Granbery United Methodist Church where she previously served as coordinator for children’s ministries. She is a sustainer with the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County. She is a former parent representative for both the FAPT and CPMT committees in our community. Erin previously taught Psychology courses as an adjunct faculty at PHCC.

\n \"Donna\n

Donna Martin

\n

Donna Martin is a Unit Supervisor/Rehabilitation Counselor serving in the Martinsville offices in the Virginia Workforce Center.  She has worked with the state of Virginia with the Division of Rehabilitative Services specifically serving youth with disabilities for 25 years in her role to help them transition from school to work.  She is known for her high energy and innovative thinking, is a seasoned veteran in the world of helping people overcome barriers and maintain employment. She brings expertise in the utilization of various agencies to collaborate and work toward mutual goals as well as education in Disability Awareness.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

\n \"Pam\n

Pam Randall

\n

Vice Chair

\n

Dr. Randall is a life-long learner and a career educator. She has taught at all prek-12 levels in both public and private settings. She served as an assistant principal and building coordinator before moving into higher education. She currently serves as the Program Director and Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies through Longwood University in the elementary and middle school education program at New College Institute as well as serving as a full-time professor.

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Dr. Randall serves on the PHCC advisory board and is the past State President for ACT commission. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Glenville State University, Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University, ED.S. in Administration from UVA, and completed her Doctorate in Leadership from Liberty University.

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In her free time, Dr. Randall enjoys directing the Smith River Singers and Still Water Singers, two local community choirs she founded, as well as quilting and gardening. She and her husband, Dean Randall have two lovely daughters who both work in the field of medicine.

\n \"Veraine\n

Veraine Randolph

\n

Treasurer

\n

Veraine Via Randolph is a native of Stuart, Virginia and she has been a longtime resident of the City of Martinsville. She is a dedicated employee of the Piedmont Community Services, where she serves as a Financial Specialist. She is a graduate of Averett University in Danville, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and she is a recipient of numerous certificates from various institutions, including, Patrick Henry Community College and the University of Virginia. She is active civically with her Kappa Delta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and she is a devoted member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ridgeway, where her husband of 30 years, is the Pastor. Veraine has, also, served on the board of Southern Area Agency on Aging and currently, is serving as Treasurer of Anchor.

\n \"Lisa\n

Lisa Smith

\n

Lisa Smith comes to the Anchor Commission’s Board with a long history of working in the human services field.  After graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in Criminal Justice, she worked as a social worker with the department of social services.  Later, she transitioned to working as a case manager with Dan River Alcohol & Safety Action Program.  After working for that agency for several years, she obtained a position as an adult probation & parole officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections where she was employed for thirteen years.  Currently, she is employed with Piedmont Community Services as a program manager with the Community Recovery Program.  Lisa obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and she is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.   She completed the Duke University Certificate in Non-Profit Management.  From working in the field for over 20 years, Lisa considers herself as a advocate for individuals who are struggling with major obstacles in their lives.

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In addition to her service on the Board of the Anchor Commission, she serves on the Board of the Southern Area Agency on Aging and she is a member of the Martinsville-Henry County-Patrick County Re-entry Council.

\n

Lisa resides in the City of Martinsville with her husband, Troy and two children, Bryson and Claire.  She is a member of the Galilean House of Worship.

\n \"CS\n

Christy Spencer

\n

Secretary

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Christy Spencer is a life-long resident of the Martinsville-Henry County area.  She earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Patrick Henry Community College before graduating from Old Dominion University with a BSBA.  After becoming employed with Martinsville City Schools and realizing that education was her passion, she earned her master’s degree in education from Virginia Tech. Spencer is now the Middle College Instructor at PHCC. She got her start at PHCC as the Old Dominion University Site Director on campus, as well as teaching early childhood education and student development as an adjunct professor. In addition to serving on the Anchor Commission, she is a member of the Virginia Association for Adult & Continuing Education, Commission on Adult Basic Education, Virginia Community College Association, and a sustaining member of the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County.  Spencer resides in Henry County with her husband and three children.

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ANCHOR – What does it mean?  A New CHance ORganization

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  • Started in 1972 by the persistent efforts of a citizen committee headed by Jane Bassett Spilman
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  • ANCHOR II for girls in 1973
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  • Expanded several times through the 1990\’s
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  • Services included Outreach, Family Preservation, Family Group Home and Wilderness Program
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ANCHOR Today

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  • Brief Challenges
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  • Transitional Day Program (TDP)
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  • Lee Ford Camp
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ANCHOR Mission

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The mission of ANCHOR is to provide a new chance for youth in our community. While they remain close to home, ANCHOR provides comprehensive care and individualized treatment  to assist youth and their families in achieving optimal health and well-being.

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ANCHOR – What does it mean?  A New CHance ORganization

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  • Started in 1972 by the persistent efforts of a citizen committee headed by Jane Bassett Spilman
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  • ANCHOR I for boys was first
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  • ANCHOR II for girls in 1973
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  • Expanded several times through the 1990\’s
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  • Services included Outreach, Family Preservation, Family Group Home and Wilderness Program
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ANCHOR Today

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  • ANCHOR Group Home – for boys
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  • Outreach/Surveillance and GPS
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  • Seven Challenges Substance Use Treatment
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  • Brief Challenges
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  • Transitional Day Program (TDP)
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  • Lee Ford Camp
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ANCHOR Mission Statement

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The mission of ANCHOR is to provide a new chance for youth in our community. While they remain close to home, ANCHOR provides comprehensive care and individualized treatment  to assist youth and their families in achieving optimal health and well-being.

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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Seven Challenges or Brief Challenges clients

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been referred to ANCHOR\’s Seven Challenges or Brief Challenges programs we want you to know:

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  • As specialists who have worked with parents, and because many of us are parents ourselves, we know how very upsetting it is to have a son or daughter with a drug problem. We want to do everything possible to help your child. There is reason for optimism: Our agency uses The Seven Challenges® Program which has been proven to be successful in helping young people overcome their drug problems. Research has also shown it to be successful in helping them overcome underlying psychological problems that often go along with drug abuse or drug dependence.
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  • We want to introduce you to The Seven Challenges Program so you understand our approach and we will better be able to work together in helping your child:
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    • By the time adolescents enter drug counseling programs, they have already heard about the dangers of drugs. Most of them have been told they need to quit. Many have been told they must quit. However, skilled counselors know that when we try to twist their arms to make them quit, we get bad outcomes: Young people either lie to us, or dig in their feet and resist us. Even if we could temporarily force them to quit using drugs, as soon as they were out of our sight, they would still do whatever they wanted to do. We know that the best way to get good outcomes on the long term is to help young people pause, think, and make their own wise decisions to change. As we work toward this end with youth in The Seven Challenges Program, we will make sure that young people hear our concerns about the dangers of drugs and also our support for them in making wise decisions. We want to be successful in counseling teens, so we have developed clever strategies that are much more effective than trying to force them to quit.
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    • Here is how we work: First we create an atmosphere in which youth will open up and talk honestly about themselves and about their lives. We can then help them look at why they are using drugs. Whether they realize it or not, they are using drugs for a reason. Often it is to cope with psychological problems, or skill deficits, or problems in coping with life at home, with friends or at school. We want to help them understand what they are seeking from drugs, and then help them develop the ability to meet their needs in healthy ways. When they learn to deal with life without drugs, they can make sincere decisions to overcome drug problems and then successfully follow through.
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    • As much as we adults may wish that youth would decide to quit using drugs right away – and mean it – that usually is not the case. Even among those who really do want to quit, precious few are prepared to succeed in making such a change when they enter counseling. We need to recognize the depth of the underlying problems and stick with strategies that work. Even though it takes a lot more than telling teens to SAY NO, rapid progress can be made with The Seven Challenges. In this program, we fully support even a small impulse to quit using drugs, or to begin to make changes. We also immediately address the problems that motivate the drug abuse or dependence.
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Our wish is to work with you to help your child overcome the drug problem and succeed in life. To begin the program we meet with each youth and their parent to talk about the attendance expectations of the group and what the youth can expect from the counseling sessions.  One of the priorities of Seven Challenges is working with the families to help the youth.  We look forward to facing this challenge together.

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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home residents

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
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Mail

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Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

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Reading Material

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The Anchor Group Home gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

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Medical Services

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Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

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IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

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Food Service

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The ANCHOR Group Home follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the ANCHOR Group Home.
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  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
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  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Transitional Day Program (TDP) students

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been placed in the  ANCHOR TDP program  we want you to know:

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
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Mail

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Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

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Reading Material

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The Anchor Group Home gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

\n

Medical Services

\n

Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

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IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

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Food Service

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The ANCHOR Group Home follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the ANCHOR Group Home.
  • \n
  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
  • \n
  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
  • \n
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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home residents

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
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Mail

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Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

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Reading Material

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The Anchor Group Home gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

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Medical Services

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Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

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IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

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Food Service

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The ANCHOR Group Home follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the ANCHOR Group Home.
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  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
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ANCHOR – What does it mean?  A New CHance ORganization

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  • Started in 1972 by the persistent efforts of a citizen committee headed by Jane Bassett Spilman
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  • ANCHOR II for girls in 1973
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  • Expanded several times through the 1990\’s
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  • Services included Outreach, Family Preservation, Family Group Home and Wilderness Program
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ANCHOR Today

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  • ANCHOR Group Home – for boys
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ANCHOR Mission Statement

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The mission of ANCHOR is to provide a new chance for youth in our community. While they remain close to home, ANCHOR provides comprehensive care and individualized treatment  to assist youth and their families in achieving optimal health and well-being.

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  • Brief Challenges
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  • Transitional Day Program (TDP)
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ANCHOR Mission Statement

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The mission of ANCHOR is to provide a new chance for youth in our community. While they remain close to home, ANCHOR provides comprehensive care and individualized treatment  to assist youth and their families in achieving optimal health and well-being.

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Brief Challenges Program

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This program is a cooperative agreement with Henry County Public Schools to educate students who have emotional and/or psychological disabilities, whose behavior has been identified as interfering with his/her learning and that prevents them from being in a traditional classroom setting.  While in the Transitional Day Program (TDP) the student\’s progress is monitored and documented in several areas including, academic performance, behavior and attendance.  The parents and school system are updated frequently to track any changes in these areas and make adjustments as necessary.  The Transitional Day Program classes are smaller and in a more home-like setting allowing more individual attention and instruction.  Tailoring the program, as much as possible, to the student\’s needs and to promote their independent development.  The aim of the program is to support the students in building and applying behavioral self-regulation skills while continuing with their academics, return them to a traditional school classroom setting and to make that transition as smooth as possible for the child and their family.

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Mandy Brannock

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Mandy grew up in Eden, NC and attended Gardner Webb University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  After college, Mandy moved to Roanoke, VA and began working at the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home (now HopeTree Family Services).  She quickly learned she had a passion for helping others and wanted to make sure she spent her career in positions that enabled her to do just that.

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After nearly 12 years at HopeTree, Mandy and her family relocated to Martinsville/Henry County.  She gained employment at the Martinsville/Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness and its two Federally Qualified Health Centers, Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health.  Currently, Mandy is a Quality Assurance Analyst with Piedmont Community Services.  She takes pride in working for an organization that is patient centered and makes such a positive impact in our community.

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Mandy resides in Ridgeway, VA with her husband, Matt and their two children, Caleb and Lyndon.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, watch sports, go to the beach, attend church, and spoil her dogs.   Mandy loves being part of such a small, close knit community and is excited about the chance to give back through her service on the ANCHOR Commission Board.

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Angie Brown

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Angie Brown is the Patrick Henry Community College Patrick County Site Facilitator.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Bonnie Favero

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Bonnie Favero has worked for PIedmont Community Services (PCS) since September 1990. She became Prevention Manager in 1999 and is now Division Director.

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Bonnie has a Masters degree in Family Ministry from Regis University in Denver, CO and a Masters degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech. Bonnie has presented throughout the country at National Conferences on coalition-building and youth development. Bonnie has written grants totaling over $4,000,000 for the Prevention Unit of PCS.

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Bonnie has 4 Adult children and 11 grandchildren.

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She has served on the PHCC Board, the ANCHOR Commission and the Mental Health Association board.

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Karen Garrett

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Chair

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Karen Garrett is a Virginia native and has lived in Martinsville for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate education at Guilford College with a double major in biology and chemistry. She graduated from the physician assistant program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine with honors in 1999. She currently serves as the Board Chair and has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for 15 years.

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David Haymore

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David Haymore is a Master Deputy with the Patrick County Sheriff\’s Office, where he has worked for over 13 years. David is a graduate of Patrick County High School, where he is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer. He is a member of the Tactical Response Team, a Certified Law Enforcement Sniper, and a Firearms Instructor. He also, serves on the School Health Advisory Board and the Safety and Crisis Team for the Patrick County High School.

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Jeanette Hurd

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Jeannette Hurd is the most recent member of the ANCHOR Commission Board.  She is currently the Special Education Coordinator for Henry County Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd has worked for several years as an Educational Diagnostician for Henry County Public Schools.  As a Diagnostician, she has worked closely with the staff and students at the Transitional Day Program, an ANCHOR program.   She was a classroom teacher for 10 years in Henry County and for 10 years in Richmond City Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd is excited to support the ANCHOR Commission’s mission and projects.   She is a graduate of George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Erin Jenkins

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Erin Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and works as an assessment clinician for Piedmont Community Services and National Counseling Group in Martinsville, Va. Erin has worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years, with a majority of those years providing direct services to children and teens.

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Erin is a native of Henry County, having graduated from Laurel Park High School in 1995. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1999 and her Master and Ed.S. in Community and Marriage and Family Counseling in 2003. Erin is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association.

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She is married to Dr. Charles Jenkins, DDS, a dentist at Martinsville Smiles, and they have two boys, age 13 and 10.

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She has served on the Mt. Olivet PTO board for seven years. She is an active member of Granbery United Methodist Church where she previously served as coordinator for children’s ministries. She is a sustainer with the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County. She is a former parent representative for both the FAPT and CPMT committees in our community. Erin previously taught Psychology courses as an adjunct faculty at PHCC.

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Donna Martin

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Donna Martin is a Unit Supervisor/Rehabilitation Counselor serving in the Martinsville offices in the Virginia Workforce Center.  She has worked with the state of Virginia with the Division of Rehabilitative Services specifically serving youth with disabilities for 25 years in her role to help them transition from school to work.  She is known for her high energy and innovative thinking, is a seasoned veteran in the world of helping people overcome barriers and maintain employment. She brings expertise in the utilization of various agencies to collaborate and work toward mutual goals as well as education in Disability Awareness.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Pam Randall

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Vice Chair

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Dr. Randall is a life-long learner and a career educator. She has taught at all prek-12 levels in both public and private settings. She served as an assistant principal and building coordinator before moving into higher education. She currently serves as the Program Director and Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies through Longwood University in the elementary and middle school education program at New College Institute as well as serving as a full-time professor.

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Dr. Randall serves on the PHCC advisory board and is the past State President for ACT commission. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Glenville State University, Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University, ED.S. in Administration from UVA, and completed her Doctorate in Leadership from Liberty University.

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In her free time, Dr. Randall enjoys directing the Smith River Singers and Still Water Singers, two local community choirs she founded, as well as quilting and gardening. She and her husband, Dean Randall have two lovely daughters who both work in the field of medicine.

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Veraine Randolph

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Treasurer

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Veraine Via Randolph is a native of Stuart, Virginia and she has been a longtime resident of the City of Martinsville. She is a dedicated employee of the Piedmont Community Services, where she serves as a Financial Specialist. She is a graduate of Averett University in Danville, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and she is a recipient of numerous certificates from various institutions, including, Patrick Henry Community College and the University of Virginia. She is active civically with her Kappa Delta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and she is a devoted member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ridgeway, where her husband of 30 years, is the Pastor. Veraine has, also, served on the board of Southern Area Agency on Aging and currently, is serving as Treasurer of Anchor.

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Lisa Smith

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Lisa Smith comes to the Anchor Commission’s Board with a long history of working in the human services field.  After graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in Criminal Justice, she worked as a social worker with the department of social services.  Later, she transitioned to working as a case manager with Dan River Alcohol & Safety Action Program.  After working for that agency for several years, she obtained a position as an adult probation & parole officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections where she was employed for thirteen years.  Currently, she is employed with Piedmont Community Services as a program manager with the Community Recovery Program.  Lisa obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and she is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.   She completed the Duke University Certificate in Non-Profit Management.  From working in the field for over 20 years, Lisa considers herself as a advocate for individuals who are struggling with major obstacles in their lives.

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In addition to her service on the Board of the Anchor Commission, she serves on the Board of the Southern Area Agency on Aging and she is a member of the Martinsville-Henry County-Patrick County Re-entry Council.

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Lisa resides in the City of Martinsville with her husband, Troy and two children, Bryson and Claire.  She is a member of the Galilean House of Worship.

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Christy Spencer

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Christy Spencer is a life-long resident of the Martinsville-Henry County area.  She earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Patrick Henry Community College before graduating from Old Dominion University with a BSBA.  After becoming employed with Martinsville City Schools and realizing that education was her passion, she earned her master’s degree in education from Virginia Tech. Spencer is now the Middle College Instructor at PHCC. She got her start at PHCC as the Old Dominion University Site Director on campus, as well as teaching early childhood education and student development as an adjunct professor. In addition to serving on the Anchor Commission, she is a member of the Virginia Association for Adult & Continuing Education, Commission on Adult Basic Education, Virginia Community College Association, and a sustaining member of the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County.  Spencer resides in Henry County with her husband and three children.

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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR OR/GPS Clients

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been placed on Outreach or Outreach and GPS they must obey the rules of probation as set forth by the Courts or Court Service Unit staff.

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ANY Changes, variations, \”outs\”, etc., to your curfew or rules of probation, MUST be approved by your Probation Officer.   

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ANCHOR OR/GPS Rules of Conduct

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When a juvenile has been ordered into the OR/GPS program by the court or accepted by the Director of Operations, the juvenile is expected to do the following:

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  5. Follow behavior guidelines and curfew set by the juvenile court, guardians(s),and Outreach staff;
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  11. Abide by all state and federal laws, and abide by any special conditions ordered by the Judge (such as GPS monitoring);
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Probation officers will be informed of any rule violation. If violations are numerous or indicate that the juvenile is a risk to public safety or poses a danger to themselves or the property of others, the appropriate court personnel will be informed.

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In the event of an emergency or after hours, contact Outreach Coordinator at 276-340-6821 or 276-340-8818 or 276-403-4719.

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If they are placed on GPS the parent/legal guardian and juvenile will sign and receive a copy of the following agreement:

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ANCHOR GPS Monitoring Agreement

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You have been placed in the GPS Monitoring Program by the court. You have been charged with a criminal offense which allows you to be placed in a detention facility or jail. The court has ordered your conditional release subject to you fully cooperating with the ANCHOR Outreach Program and the following agreement. Violation of Court Order, Outreach Rules of Conduct, Outreach Agreement, or GPS Monitoring Agreement may result in violation of your conditions of release.

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  3. You will change the GPS unit’s battery twice (2) a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening or you will charge the GPS unit for at least one (1) hour, two times a day at a minimum. Loss of signal due to a dead battery is considered a violation and will be immediately reported to your probation officer.
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****Beacon/Charger MUST remain Plugged into an Electrical Outlet at ALL TIMES****

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  3. Any damage to the GPS Monitoring equipment will be the financial responsibility of the client, and /or their parent/guardian. Intentional damage will result in criminal charges. You will not remove or damage any GPS monitoring equipment.
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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Seven Challenges or Brief Challenges clients

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been referred to ANCHOR\’s Seven Challenges or Brief Challenges programs we want you to know:

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  • As specialists who have worked with parents, and because many of us are parents ourselves, we know how very upsetting it is to have a son or daughter with a drug problem. We want to do everything possible to help your child. There is reason for optimism: Our agency uses The Seven Challenges® Program which has been proven to be successful in helping young people overcome their drug problems. Research has also shown it to be successful in helping them overcome underlying psychological problems that often go along with drug abuse or drug dependence.
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  • We want to introduce you to The Seven Challenges Program so you understand our approach and we will better be able to work together in helping your child:
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    • By the time adolescents enter drug counseling programs, they have already heard about the dangers of drugs. Most of them have been told they need to quit. Many have been told they must quit. However, skilled counselors know that when we try to twist their arms to make them quit, we get bad outcomes: Young people either lie to us, or dig in their feet and resist us. Even if we could temporarily force them to quit using drugs, as soon as they were out of our sight, they would still do whatever they wanted to do. We know that the best way to get good outcomes on the long term is to help young people pause, think, and make their own wise decisions to change. As we work toward this end with youth in The Seven Challenges Program, we will make sure that young people hear our concerns about the dangers of drugs and also our support for them in making wise decisions. We want to be successful in counseling teens, so we have developed clever strategies that are much more effective than trying to force them to quit.
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    • Here is how we work: First we create an atmosphere in which youth will open up and talk honestly about themselves and about their lives. We can then help them look at why they are using drugs. Whether they realize it or not, they are using drugs for a reason. Often it is to cope with psychological problems, or skill deficits, or problems in coping with life at home, with friends or at school. We want to help them understand what they are seeking from drugs, and then help them develop the ability to meet their needs in healthy ways. When they learn to deal with life without drugs, they can make sincere decisions to overcome drug problems and then successfully follow through.
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    • As much as we adults may wish that youth would decide to quit using drugs right away – and mean it – that usually is not the case. Even among those who really do want to quit, precious few are prepared to succeed in making such a change when they enter counseling. We need to recognize the depth of the underlying problems and stick with strategies that work. Even though it takes a lot more than telling teens to SAY NO, rapid progress can be made with The Seven Challenges. In this program, we fully support even a small impulse to quit using drugs, or to begin to make changes. We also immediately address the problems that motivate the drug abuse or dependence.
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Our wish is to work with you to help your child overcome the drug problem and succeed in life. To begin the program we meet with each youth and their parent to talk about the attendance expectations of the group and what the youth can expect from the counseling sessions.  One of the priorities of Seven Challenges is working with the families to help the youth.  We look forward to facing this challenge together.

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ANCHOR – What does it mean?  A New CHance ORganization

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  • Started in 1972 by the persistent efforts of a citizen committee headed by Jane Bassett Spilman
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  • ANCHOR I for boys was first
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  • ANCHOR II for girls in 1973
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  • Expanded several times through the 1990\’s
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  • Services included Outreach, Family Preservation, Family Group Home and Wilderness Program
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ANCHOR Today

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  • ANCHOR Group Home – for boys
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  • Outreach/Surveillance and GPS
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  • Seven Challenges Substance Use Treatment
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  • Brief Challenges
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  • Transitional Day Program (TDP)
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  • Lee Ford Camp
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ANCHOR Mission Statement

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The mission of ANCHOR is to provide a new chance for youth in our community. While they remain close to home, ANCHOR provides comprehensive care and individualized treatment  to assist youth and their families in achieving optimal health and well-being.

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Transitional Day Program (TDP)

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Seven Challenges Program

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Brief Challenges Program

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The ANCHOR Outreach Detention/Surveillance staff has adopted the following mission statement:

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ANCHOR strives to provide services to children placed in the Outreach Detention/Surveillance Program by the Juvenile Court system that will keep the children trouble-free, available to the court, and avoid the need for secure detention and/or placement in other institutions outside their community.

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Purpose

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The ANCHOR Outreach Detention/Surveillance Program is designed to provide supervision for youths, both male and female, which reside in their homes. It is the philosophy of this program that with added accountability, daily support, and intervention, there is an increased opportunity for avoiding detention or removal of a child from the home. Therapeutic potential of Outreach Detention/Surveillance exists when coupled with the following:

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  1. Children are allowed to remain free of institutional
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  3. Delinquent or non-delinquent acts are seen as affecting the child and the family unit and emphasis is placed on reducing and/or eliminating the occurrence of the delinquent or non-delinquent
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  5. Supervision from Outreach Detention/Surveillance provides structure and support, third-party intervention, and structured time frames and accountability for the  child.
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Monitoring services provided to the court service unit for juveniles that need extra attention to keep them at home and in the community instead of in detention.  Involves ANCHOR staff checking on them in several Face-to- Face contacts each week and in many cases using GPS technology to keep track of their locations and activities.  We serve approx. 65 area kids each year with this service.

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This program saves the localities of Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

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Mandy Brannock

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Mandy grew up in Eden, NC and attended Gardner Webb University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  After college, Mandy moved to Roanoke, VA and began working at the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home (now HopeTree Family Services).  She quickly learned she had a passion for helping others and wanted to make sure she spent her career in positions that enabled her to do just that.

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After nearly 12 years at HopeTree, Mandy and her family relocated to Martinsville/Henry County.  She gained employment at the Martinsville/Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness and its two Federally Qualified Health Centers, Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health.  Currently, Mandy is a Quality Assurance Analyst with Piedmont Community Services.  She takes pride in working for an organization that is patient centered and makes such a positive impact in our community.

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Mandy resides in Ridgeway, VA with her husband, Matt and their two children, Caleb and Lyndon.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, watch sports, go to the beach, attend church, and spoil her dogs.   Mandy loves being part of such a small, close knit community and is excited about the chance to give back through her service on the ANCHOR Commission Board.

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Angie Brown

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Angie Brown is site facilitator at Patrick Henry Community College’s Patrick County site in Stuart where she manages the day-to-day operations of the growing off-campus facility. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Radford University and an associate degree in Business Administration from Patrick Henry Community College. She is privileged to serve the residents of Patrick County because it is the community where she grew up and currently resides.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Bonnie Favero

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Bonnie Favero has worked for PIedmont Community Services (PCS) since September 1990. She became Prevention Manager in 1999 and is now Division Director.

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Bonnie has a Masters degree in Family Ministry from Regis University in Denver, CO and a Masters degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech. Bonnie has presented throughout the country at National Conferences on coalition-building and youth development. Bonnie has written grants totaling over $4,000,000 for the Prevention Unit of PCS.

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Bonnie has 4 Adult children and 11 grandchildren.

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She has served on the PHCC Board, the ANCHOR Commission and the Mental Health Association board.

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Karen Garrett

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Chair

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Karen Garrett is a Virginia native and has lived in Martinsville for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate education at Guilford College with a double major in biology and chemistry. She graduated from the physician assistant program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine with honors in 1999. She currently serves as the Board Chair and has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for 15 years.

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David Haymore

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David Haymore is a Master Deputy with the Patrick County Sheriff\’s Office, where he has worked for over 13 years. David is a graduate of Patrick County High School, where he is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer. He is a member of the Tactical Response Team, a Certified Law Enforcement Sniper, and a Firearms Instructor. He also, serves on the School Health Advisory Board and the Safety and Crisis Team for the Patrick County High School.

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Jeanette Hurd

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Jeannette Hurd is the most recent member of the ANCHOR Commission Board.  She is currently the Special Education Coordinator for Henry County Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd has worked for several years as an Educational Diagnostician for Henry County Public Schools.  As a Diagnostician, she has worked closely with the staff and students at the Transitional Day Program, an ANCHOR program.   She was a classroom teacher for 10 years in Henry County and for 10 years in Richmond City Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd is excited to support the ANCHOR Commission’s mission and projects.   She is a graduate of George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Erin Jenkins

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Erin Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and works as an assessment clinician for Piedmont Community Services and National Counseling Group in Martinsville, Va. Erin has worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years, with a majority of those years providing direct services to children and teens.

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Erin is a native of Henry County, having graduated from Laurel Park High School in 1995. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1999 and her Master and Ed.S. in Community and Marriage and Family Counseling in 2003. Erin is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association.

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She is married to Dr. Charles Jenkins, DDS, a dentist at Martinsville Smiles, and they have two boys, age 13 and 10.

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She has served on the Mt. Olivet PTO board for seven years. She is an active member of Granbery United Methodist Church where she previously served as coordinator for children’s ministries. She is a sustainer with the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County. She is a former parent representative for both the FAPT and CPMT committees in our community. Erin previously taught Psychology courses as an adjunct faculty at PHCC.

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Donna Martin

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Donna Martin is a Unit Supervisor/Rehabilitation Counselor serving in the Martinsville offices in the Virginia Workforce Center.  She has worked with the state of Virginia with the Division of Rehabilitative Services specifically serving youth with disabilities for 25 years in her role to help them transition from school to work.  She is known for her high energy and innovative thinking, is a seasoned veteran in the world of helping people overcome barriers and maintain employment. She brings expertise in the utilization of various agencies to collaborate and work toward mutual goals as well as education in Disability Awareness.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Pam Randall

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Vice Chair

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Dr. Randall is a life-long learner and a career educator. She has taught at all prek-12 levels in both public and private settings. She served as an assistant principal and building coordinator before moving into higher education. She currently serves as the Program Director and Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies through Longwood University in the elementary and middle school education program at New College Institute as well as serving as a full-time professor.

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Dr. Randall serves on the PHCC advisory board and is the past State President for ACT commission. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Glenville State University, Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University, ED.S. in Administration from UVA, and completed her Doctorate in Leadership from Liberty University.

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In her free time, Dr. Randall enjoys directing the Smith River Singers and Still Water Singers, two local community choirs she founded, as well as quilting and gardening. She and her husband, Dean Randall have two lovely daughters who both work in the field of medicine.

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Veraine Randolph

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Treasurer

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Veraine Via Randolph is a native of Stuart, Virginia and she has been a longtime resident of the City of Martinsville. She is a dedicated employee of the Piedmont Community Services, where she serves as a Financial Specialist. She is a graduate of Averett University in Danville, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and she is a recipient of numerous certificates from various institutions, including, Patrick Henry Community College and the University of Virginia. She is active civically with her Kappa Delta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and she is a devoted member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ridgeway, where her husband of 30 years, is the Pastor. Veraine has, also, served on the board of Southern Area Agency on Aging and currently, is serving as Treasurer of Anchor.

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Lisa Smith

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Lisa Smith comes to the Anchor Commission’s Board with a long history of working in the human services field.  After graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in Criminal Justice, she worked as a social worker with the department of social services.  Later, she transitioned to working as a case manager with Dan River Alcohol & Safety Action Program.  After working for that agency for several years, she obtained a position as an adult probation & parole officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections where she was employed for thirteen years.  Currently, she is employed with Piedmont Community Services as a program manager with the Community Recovery Program.  Lisa obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and she is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.   She completed the Duke University Certificate in Non-Profit Management.  From working in the field for over 20 years, Lisa considers herself as a advocate for individuals who are struggling with major obstacles in their lives.

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In addition to her service on the Board of the Anchor Commission, she serves on the Board of the Southern Area Agency on Aging and she is a member of the Martinsville-Henry County-Patrick County Re-entry Council.

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Lisa resides in the City of Martinsville with her husband, Troy and two children, Bryson and Claire.  She is a member of the Galilean House of Worship.

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Christy Spencer

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Secretary

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Christy Spencer is a life-long resident of the Martinsville-Henry County area.  She earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Patrick Henry Community College before graduating from Old Dominion University with a BSBA.  After becoming employed with Martinsville City Schools and realizing that education was her passion, she earned her master’s degree in education from Virginia Tech. Spencer is now the Middle College Instructor at PHCC. She got her start at PHCC as the Old Dominion University Site Director on campus, as well as teaching early childhood education and student development as an adjunct professor. In addition to serving on the Anchor Commission, she is a member of the Virginia Association for Adult & Continuing Education, Commission on Adult Basic Education, Virginia Community College Association, and a sustaining member of the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County.  Spencer resides in Henry County with her husband and three children.

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Mandy grew up in Eden, NC and attended Gardner Webb University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  After college, Mandy moved to Roanoke, VA and began working at the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home (now HopeTree Family Services).  She quickly learned she had a passion for helping others and wanted to make sure she spent her career in positions that enabled her to do just that.

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After nearly 12 years at HopeTree, Mandy and her family relocated to Martinsville/Henry County.  She gained employment at the Martinsville/Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness and its two Federally Qualified Health Centers, Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health.  Currently, Mandy is a Quality Assurance Analyst with Piedmont Community Services.  She takes pride in working for an organization that is patient centered and makes such a positive impact in our community.

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Mandy resides in Ridgeway, VA with her husband, Matt and their two children, Caleb and Lyndon.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, watch sports, go to the beach, attend church, and spoil her dogs.   Mandy loves being part of such a small, close knit community and is excited about the chance to give back through her service on the ANCHOR Commission Board.

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Angie Brown

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Angie Brown is site facilitator at Patrick Henry Community College’s Patrick County site in Stuart where she manages the day-to-day operations of the growing off-campus facility. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Radford University and an associate degree in Business Administration from Patrick Henry Community College. She is privileged to serve the residents of Patrick County because it is the community where she grew up and currently resides.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Bonnie Favero

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Bonnie Favero has worked for PIedmont Community Services (PCS) since September 1990. She became Prevention Manager in 1999 and is now Division Director.

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Bonnie has a Masters degree in Family Ministry from Regis University in Denver, CO and a Masters degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech. Bonnie has presented throughout the country at National Conferences on coalition-building and youth development. Bonnie has written grants totaling over $4,000,000 for the Prevention Unit of PCS.

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Bonnie has 4 Adult children and 11 grandchildren.

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She has served on the PHCC Board, the ANCHOR Commission and the Mental Health Association board.

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Karen Garrett

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Chair

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Karen Garrett is a Virginia native and has lived in Martinsville for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate education at Guilford College with a double major in biology and chemistry. She graduated from the physician assistant program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine with honors in 1999. She currently serves as the Board Chair and has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for 15 years.

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David Haymore

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David Haymore is a Master Deputy with the Patrick County Sheriff\’s Office, where he has worked for over 13 years. David is a graduate of Patrick County High School, where he is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer. He is a member of the Tactical Response Team, a Certified Law Enforcement Sniper, and a Firearms Instructor. He also, serves on the School Health Advisory Board and the Safety and Crisis Team for the Patrick County High School.

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Jeanette Hurd

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Jeannette Hurd is the most recent member of the ANCHOR Commission Board.  She is currently the Special Education Coordinator for Henry County Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd has worked for several years as an Educational Diagnostician for Henry County Public Schools.  As a Diagnostician, she has worked closely with the staff and students at the Transitional Day Program, an ANCHOR program.   She was a classroom teacher for 10 years in Henry County and for 10 years in Richmond City Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd is excited to support the ANCHOR Commission’s mission and projects.   She is a graduate of George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Erin Jenkins

\n

Erin Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and works as an assessment clinician for Piedmont Community Services and National Counseling Group in Martinsville, Va. Erin has worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years, with a majority of those years providing direct services to children and teens.

\n

Erin is a native of Henry County, having graduated from Laurel Park High School in 1995. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1999 and her Master and Ed.S. in Community and Marriage and Family Counseling in 2003. Erin is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association.

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She is married to Dr. Charles Jenkins, DDS, a dentist at Martinsville Smiles, and they have two boys, age 13 and 10.

\n

She has served on the Mt. Olivet PTO board for seven years. She is an active member of Granbery United Methodist Church where she previously served as coordinator for children’s ministries. She is a sustainer with the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County. She is a former parent representative for both the FAPT and CPMT committees in our community. Erin previously taught Psychology courses as an adjunct faculty at PHCC.

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Donna Martin

\n

Donna Martin is a Unit Supervisor/Rehabilitation Counselor serving in the Martinsville offices in the Virginia Workforce Center.  She has worked with the state of Virginia with the Division of Rehabilitative Services specifically serving youth with disabilities for 25 years in her role to help them transition from school to work.  She is known for her high energy and innovative thinking, is a seasoned veteran in the world of helping people overcome barriers and maintain employment. She brings expertise in the utilization of various agencies to collaborate and work toward mutual goals as well as education in Disability Awareness.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Pam Randall

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Vice Chair

\n

Dr. Randall is a life-long learner and a career educator. She has taught at all prek-12 levels in both public and private settings. She served as an assistant principal and building coordinator before moving into higher education. She currently serves as the Program Director and Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies through Longwood University in the elementary and middle school education program at New College Institute as well as serving as a full-time professor.

\n

Dr. Randall serves on the PHCC advisory board and is the past State President for ACT commission. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Glenville State University, Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University, ED.S. in Administration from UVA, and completed her Doctorate in Leadership from Liberty University.

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In her free time, Dr. Randall enjoys directing the Smith River Singers and Still Water Singers, two local community choirs she founded, as well as quilting and gardening. She and her husband, Dean Randall have two lovely daughters who both work in the field of medicine.

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Veraine Randolph

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Treasurer

\n

Veraine Via Randolph is a native of Stuart, Virginia and she has been a longtime resident of the City of Martinsville. She is a dedicated employee of the Piedmont Community Services, where she serves as a Financial Specialist. She is a graduate of Averett University in Danville, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and she is a recipient of numerous certificates from various institutions, including, Patrick Henry Community College and the University of Virginia. She is active civically with her Kappa Delta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and she is a devoted member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ridgeway, where her husband of 30 years, is the Pastor. Veraine has, also, served on the board of Southern Area Agency on Aging and currently, is serving as Treasurer of Anchor.

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Lisa Smith

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Lisa Smith comes to the Anchor Commission’s Board with a long history of working in the human services field.  After graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in Criminal Justice, she worked as a social worker with the department of social services.  Later, she transitioned to working as a case manager with Dan River Alcohol & Safety Action Program.  After working for that agency for several years, she obtained a position as an adult probation & parole officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections where she was employed for thirteen years.  Currently, she is employed with Piedmont Community Services as a program manager with the Community Recovery Program.  Lisa obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and she is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.   She completed the Duke University Certificate in Non-Profit Management.  From working in the field for over 20 years, Lisa considers herself as a advocate for individuals who are struggling with major obstacles in their lives.

\n

In addition to her service on the Board of the Anchor Commission, she serves on the Board of the Southern Area Agency on Aging and she is a member of the Martinsville-Henry County-Patrick County Re-entry Council.

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Lisa resides in the City of Martinsville with her husband, Troy and two children, Bryson and Claire.  She is a member of the Galilean House of Worship.

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Christy Spencer

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Secretary

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Christy Spencer is a life-long resident of the Martinsville-Henry County area.  She earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Patrick Henry Community College before graduating from Old Dominion University with a BSBA.  After becoming employed with Martinsville City Schools and realizing that education was her passion, she earned her master’s degree in education from Virginia Tech. Spencer is now the Middle College Instructor at PHCC. She got her start at PHCC as the Old Dominion University Site Director on campus, as well as teaching early childhood education and student development as an adjunct professor. In addition to serving on the Anchor Commission, she is a member of the Virginia Association for Adult & Continuing Education, Commission on Adult Basic Education, Virginia Community College Association, and a sustaining member of the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County.  Spencer resides in Henry County with her husband and three children.

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Mandy Brannock

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Mandy grew up in Eden, NC and attended Gardner Webb University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  After college, Mandy moved to Roanoke, VA and began working at the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home (now HopeTree Family Services).  She quickly learned she had a passion for helping others and wanted to make sure she spent her career in positions that enabled her to do just that.

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After nearly 12 years at HopeTree, Mandy and her family relocated to Martinsville/Henry County.  She gained employment at the Martinsville/Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness and its two Federally Qualified Health Centers, Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health.  Currently, Mandy is a Quality Assurance Analyst with Piedmont Community Services.  She takes pride in working for an organization that is patient centered and makes such a positive impact in our community.

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Mandy resides in Ridgeway, VA with her husband, Matt and their two children, Caleb and Lyndon.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, watch sports, go to the beach, attend church, and spoil her dogs.   Mandy loves being part of such a small, close knit community and is excited about the chance to give back through her service on the ANCHOR Commission Board.

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Angie Brown

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Angie Brown is site facilitator at Patrick Henry Community College’s Patrick County site in Stuart where she manages the day-to-day operations of the growing off-campus facility. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Radford University and an associate degree in Business Administration from Patrick Henry Community College. She is privileged to serve the residents of Patrick County because it is the community where she grew up and currently resides.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Bonnie Favero

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Bonnie Favero has worked for PIedmont Community Services (PCS) since September 1990. She became Prevention Manager in 1999 and is now Division Director.

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Bonnie has a Masters degree in Family Ministry from Regis University in Denver, CO and a Masters degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech. Bonnie has presented throughout the country at National Conferences on coalition-building and youth development. Bonnie has written grants totaling over $4,000,000 for the Prevention Unit of PCS.

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Bonnie has 4 Adult children and 11 grandchildren.

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She has served on the PHCC Board, the ANCHOR Commission and the Mental Health Association board.

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Karen Garrett

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Chair

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Karen Garrett is a Virginia native and has lived in Martinsville for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate education at Guilford College with a double major in biology and chemistry. She graduated from the physician assistant program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine with honors in 1999. She currently serves as the Board Chair and has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for 15 years.

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David Haymore

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David Haymore is a Master Deputy with the Patrick County Sheriff\’s Office, where he has worked for over 13 years. David is a graduate of Patrick County High School, where he is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer. He is a member of the Tactical Response Team, a Certified Law Enforcement Sniper, and a Firearms Instructor. He also, serves on the School Health Advisory Board and the Safety and Crisis Team for the Patrick County High School.

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Jeanette Hurd

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Jeannette Hurd is the most recent member of the ANCHOR Commission Board.  She is currently the Special Education Coordinator for Henry County Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd has worked for several years as an Educational Diagnostician for Henry County Public Schools.  As a Diagnostician, she has worked closely with the staff and students at the Transitional Day Program, an ANCHOR program.   She was a classroom teacher for 10 years in Henry County and for 10 years in Richmond City Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd is excited to support the ANCHOR Commission’s mission and projects.   She is a graduate of George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Erin Jenkins

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Erin Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and works as an assessment clinician for Piedmont Community Services. Erin has worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years, with a majority of those years providing direct services to children and teens.

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Erin is a native of Henry County, having graduated from Laurel Park High School in 1995. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1999 and her Master and Ed.S. in Community and Marriage and Family Counseling in 2003. Erin is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association.

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She is married to Dr. Charles Jenkins, DDS, a dentist at Martinsville Smiles and they have two sons.

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She has served on multiple PTO boards for her sons schools for over 8 years. She is an active member of Granbery United Methodist Church. She is a sustainer with the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County. She is a former parent representative for both the FAPT and CPMT committees in our community. Erin previously taught Psychology courses as an adjunct faculty at PHCC.

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Donna Martin

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Donna Martin is a Unit Supervisor/Rehabilitation Counselor serving in the Martinsville offices in the Virginia Workforce Center.  She has worked with the state of Virginia with the Division of Rehabilitative Services specifically serving youth with disabilities for 25 years in her role to help them transition from school to work.  She is known for her high energy and innovative thinking, is a seasoned veteran in the world of helping people overcome barriers and maintain employment. She brings expertise in the utilization of various agencies to collaborate and work toward mutual goals as well as education in Disability Awareness.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Pam Randall

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Vice Chair

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Dr. Randall is a life-long learner and a career educator. She has taught at all prek-12 levels in both public and private settings. She served as an assistant principal and building coordinator before moving into higher education. She currently serves as the Program Director and Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies through Longwood University in the elementary and middle school education program at New College Institute as well as serving as a full-time professor.

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Dr. Randall serves on the PHCC advisory board and is the past State President for ACT commission. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Glenville State University, Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University, ED.S. in Administration from UVA, and completed her Doctorate in Leadership from Liberty University.

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In her free time, Dr. Randall enjoys directing the Smith River Singers and Still Water Singers, two local community choirs she founded, as well as quilting and gardening. She and her husband, Dean Randall have two lovely daughters who both work in the field of medicine.

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Veraine Randolph

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Treasurer

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Veraine Via Randolph is a native of Stuart, Virginia and she has been a longtime resident of the City of Martinsville. She is a dedicated employee of the Piedmont Community Services, where she serves as a Financial Specialist. She is a graduate of Averett University in Danville, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and she is a recipient of numerous certificates from various institutions, including, Patrick Henry Community College and the University of Virginia. She is active civically with her Kappa Delta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and she is a devoted member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ridgeway, where her husband of 30 years, is the Pastor. Veraine has, also, served on the board of Southern Area Agency on Aging and currently, is serving as Treasurer of Anchor.

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Lisa Smith

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Lisa Smith comes to the Anchor Commission’s Board with a long history of working in the human services field.  After graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in Criminal Justice, she worked as a social worker with the department of social services.  Later, she transitioned to working as a case manager with Dan River Alcohol & Safety Action Program.  After working for that agency for several years, she obtained a position as an adult probation & parole officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections where she was employed for thirteen years.  Currently, she is employed with Piedmont Community Services as a program manager with the Community Recovery Program.  Lisa obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and she is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.   She completed the Duke University Certificate in Non-Profit Management.  From working in the field for over 20 years, Lisa considers herself as a advocate for individuals who are struggling with major obstacles in their lives.

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In addition to her service on the Board of the Anchor Commission, she serves on the Board of the Southern Area Agency on Aging and she is a member of the Martinsville-Henry County-Patrick County Re-entry Council.

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Lisa resides in the City of Martinsville with her husband, Troy and two children, Bryson and Claire.  She is a member of the Galilean House of Worship.

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Christy Spencer

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Secretary

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Christy Spencer is a life-long resident of the Martinsville-Henry County area.  She earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Patrick Henry Community College before graduating from Old Dominion University with a BSBA.  After becoming employed with Martinsville City Schools and realizing that education was her passion, she earned her master’s degree in education from Virginia Tech. Spencer is now the Middle College Instructor at PHCC. She got her start at PHCC as the Old Dominion University Site Director on campus, as well as teaching early childhood education and student development as an adjunct professor. In addition to serving on the Anchor Commission, she is a member of the Virginia Association for Adult & Continuing Education, Commission on Adult Basic Education, Virginia Community College Association, and a sustaining member of the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County.  Spencer resides in Henry County with her husband and three children.

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Mandy Brannock

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Mandy grew up in Eden, NC and attended Gardner Webb University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  After college, Mandy moved to Roanoke, VA and began working at the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home (now HopeTree Family Services).  She quickly learned she had a passion for helping others and wanted to make sure she spent her career in positions that enabled her to do just that.

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After nearly 12 years at HopeTree, Mandy and her family relocated to Martinsville/Henry County.  She gained employment at the Martinsville/Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness and its two Federally Qualified Health Centers, Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health.  Currently, Mandy is a Quality Assurance Analyst with Piedmont Community Services.  She takes pride in working for an organization that is patient centered and makes such a positive impact in our community.

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Mandy resides in Ridgeway, VA with her husband, Matt and their two children, Caleb and Lyndon.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, watch sports, go to the beach, attend church, and spoil her dogs.   Mandy loves being part of such a small, close knit community and is excited about the chance to give back through her service on the ANCHOR Commission Board.

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Angie Brown

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Angie Brown is site facilitator at Patrick Henry Community College’s Patrick County site in Stuart where she manages the day-to-day operations of the growing off-campus facility. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Radford University and an associate degree in Business Administration from Patrick Henry Community College. She is privileged to serve the residents of Patrick County because it is the community where she grew up and currently resides.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Bonnie Favero

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Bonnie Favero has worked for PIedmont Community Services (PCS) since September 1990. She became Prevention Manager in 1999 and is now Division Director.

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Bonnie has a Masters degree in Family Ministry from Regis University in Denver, CO and a Masters degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech. Bonnie has presented throughout the country at National Conferences on coalition-building and youth development. Bonnie has written grants totaling over $4,000,000 for the Prevention Unit of PCS.

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Bonnie has 4 Adult children and 11 grandchildren.

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She has served on the PHCC Board, the ANCHOR Commission and the Mental Health Association board.

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Karen Garrett

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Chair

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Karen Garrett is a Virginia native and has lived in Martinsville for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate education at Guilford College with a double major in biology and chemistry. She graduated from the physician assistant program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine with honors in 1999. She currently serves as the Board Chair and has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for 15 years.

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David Haymore

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David Haymore is a Master Deputy with the Patrick County Sheriff\’s Office, where he has worked for over 13 years. David is a graduate of Patrick County High School, where he is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer. He is a member of the Tactical Response Team, a Certified Law Enforcement Sniper, and a Firearms Instructor. He also, serves on the School Health Advisory Board and the Safety and Crisis Team for the Patrick County High School.

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Jeanette Hurd

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Jeannette Hurd is the most recent member of the ANCHOR Commission Board.  She is currently the Special Education Coordinator for Henry County Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd has worked for several years as an Educational Diagnostician for Henry County Public Schools.  As a Diagnostician, she has worked closely with the staff and students at the Transitional Day Program, an ANCHOR program.   She was a classroom teacher for 10 years in Henry County and for 10 years in Richmond City Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd is excited to support the ANCHOR Commission’s mission and projects.   She is a graduate of George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Erin Jenkins

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Erin Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and works as an assessment clinician for Piedmont Community Services and National Counseling Group in Martinsville, Va. Erin has worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years, with a majority of those years providing direct services to children and teens.

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Erin is a native of Henry County, having graduated from Laurel Park High School in 1995. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1999 and her Master and Ed.S. in Community and Marriage and Family Counseling in 2003. Erin is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association.

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She is married to Dr. Charles Jenkins, DDS, a dentist at Martinsville Smiles, and they have two boys, age 13 and 10.

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She has served on the Mt. Olivet PTO board for seven years. She is an active member of Granbery United Methodist Church where she previously served as coordinator for children’s ministries. She is a sustainer with the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County. She is a former parent representative for both the FAPT and CPMT committees in our community. Erin previously taught Psychology courses as an adjunct faculty at PHCC.

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Donna Martin

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Donna Martin is a Unit Supervisor/Rehabilitation Counselor serving in the Martinsville offices in the Virginia Workforce Center.  She has worked with the state of Virginia with the Division of Rehabilitative Services specifically serving youth with disabilities for 25 years in her role to help them transition from school to work.  She is known for her high energy and innovative thinking, is a seasoned veteran in the world of helping people overcome barriers and maintain employment. She brings expertise in the utilization of various agencies to collaborate and work toward mutual goals as well as education in Disability Awareness.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Pam Randall

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Vice Chair

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Dr. Randall is a life-long learner and a career educator. She has taught at all prek-12 levels in both public and private settings. She served as an assistant principal and building coordinator before moving into higher education. She currently serves as the Program Director and Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies through Longwood University in the elementary and middle school education program at New College Institute as well as serving as a full-time professor.

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Dr. Randall serves on the PHCC advisory board and is the past State President for ACT commission. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Glenville State University, Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University, ED.S. in Administration from UVA, and completed her Doctorate in Leadership from Liberty University.

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In her free time, Dr. Randall enjoys directing the Smith River Singers and Still Water Singers, two local community choirs she founded, as well as quilting and gardening. She and her husband, Dean Randall have two lovely daughters who both work in the field of medicine.

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Veraine Randolph

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Treasurer

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Veraine Via Randolph is a native of Stuart, Virginia and she has been a longtime resident of the City of Martinsville. She is a dedicated employee of the Piedmont Community Services, where she serves as a Financial Specialist. She is a graduate of Averett University in Danville, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and she is a recipient of numerous certificates from various institutions, including, Patrick Henry Community College and the University of Virginia. She is active civically with her Kappa Delta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and she is a devoted member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ridgeway, where her husband of 30 years, is the Pastor. Veraine has, also, served on the board of Southern Area Agency on Aging and currently, is serving as Treasurer of Anchor.

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Lisa Smith

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Lisa Smith comes to the Anchor Commission’s Board with a long history of working in the human services field.  After graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in Criminal Justice, she worked as a social worker with the department of social services.  Later, she transitioned to working as a case manager with Dan River Alcohol & Safety Action Program.  After working for that agency for several years, she obtained a position as an adult probation & parole officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections where she was employed for thirteen years.  Currently, she is employed with Piedmont Community Services as a program manager with the Community Recovery Program.  Lisa obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and she is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.   She completed the Duke University Certificate in Non-Profit Management.  From working in the field for over 20 years, Lisa considers herself as a advocate for individuals who are struggling with major obstacles in their lives.

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In addition to her service on the Board of the Anchor Commission, she serves on the Board of the Southern Area Agency on Aging and she is a member of the Martinsville-Henry County-Patrick County Re-entry Council.

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Lisa resides in the City of Martinsville with her husband, Troy and two children, Bryson and Claire.  She is a member of the Galilean House of Worship.

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Christy Spencer

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Secretary

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Christy Spencer is a life-long resident of the Martinsville-Henry County area.  She earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Patrick Henry Community College before graduating from Old Dominion University with a BSBA.  After becoming employed with Martinsville City Schools and realizing that education was her passion, she earned her master’s degree in education from Virginia Tech. Spencer is now the Middle College Instructor at PHCC. She got her start at PHCC as the Old Dominion University Site Director on campus, as well as teaching early childhood education and student development as an adjunct professor. In addition to serving on the Anchor Commission, she is a member of the Virginia Association for Adult & Continuing Education, Commission on Adult Basic Education, Virginia Community College Association, and a sustaining member of the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County.  Spencer resides in Henry County with her husband and three children.

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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Transitional Day Program (TDP) students

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been placed in the  ANCHOR TDP program  we want you to know:

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This page is currently under construction and will be completed soon.

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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR OR/GPS Clients

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been placed on Outreach or Outreach and GPS they must obey the rules of probation as set forth by the Courts or Court Service Unit staff.

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ANY Changes, variations, special privileges, \”windows\”, etc., to your curfew or rules of probation,      MUST be approved by the Courts and/or your Probation Officer!   

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ANCHOR OR/GPS Rules of Conduct

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When a juvenile has been ordered into the OR/GPS program by the court or accepted by the Director of Operations, the juvenile is expected to do the following:

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  1. Attend school or work daily (unless absence is excused);
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  3. Be available for contact with Outreach staff;
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  5. Follow behavior guidelines and curfew set by the juvenile court, guardians(s),and Outreach staff;
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  7. Participate in other services or program, if referred for such;
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  9. Pose no physical danger to self or others;
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  11. Abide by all state and federal laws, and abide by any special conditions ordered by the Judge (such as GPS monitoring);
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  13. Curfew is set by probation staff, if not listed then it is: Sunday – Thursday No Window Friday & Saturday No Window
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  15. Random drug screens as directed by the judge/probation officer.
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Probation officers will be informed of any rule violation. If violations are numerous or indicate that the juvenile is a risk to public safety or poses a danger to themselves or the property of others, the appropriate court personnel will be informed.

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In the event of an emergency or after hours, contact Outreach Coordinator at 276-340-6821 or 276-340-8818 or 276-403-4719.

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If they are placed on GPS the parent/legal guardian and juvenile will sign and receive a copy of the following agreement:

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ANCHOR GPS Monitoring Agreement

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You have been placed in the GPS Monitoring Program by the court. You have been charged with a criminal offense which allows you to be placed in a detention facility or jail. The court has ordered your conditional release subject to you fully cooperating with the ANCHOR Outreach Program and the following agreement. Violation of Court Order, Outreach Rules of Conduct, Outreach Agreement, or GPS Monitoring Agreement may result in violation of your conditions of release.

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  1. You will maintain and Return GPS Monitoring equipment in the same condition it was delivered to you.
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  3. You will change the GPS unit’s battery twice (2) a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening or you will charge the GPS unit for at least one (1) hour, two times a day at a minimum. Loss of signal due to a dead battery is considered a violation and will be immediately reported to your probation officer.
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****Beacon/Charger MUST remain Plugged into an Electrical Outlet at ALL TIMES****

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  1. You will stay within the boundaries established by your Outreach staff. If we get a report that you have an unauthorized leave, it will be reported to your probation officer.
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  3. Any damage to the GPS Monitoring equipment will be the financial responsibility of the client, and /or their parent/guardian. Intentional damage will result in criminal charges. You will not remove or damage any GPS monitoring equipment.
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****Swimming is NOT allowed while wearing the GPS Tracker****

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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\”.

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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.

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ANCHOR – What does it mean?  A New CHance ORganization

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  • Started in 1972 by the persistent efforts of a citizen committee headed by Jane Bassett Spilman
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  • ANCHOR I for boys was first
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  • ANCHOR II for girls in 1973
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  • Expanded several times through the 1990\’s
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  • Services included Outreach, Family Preservation, Family Group Home and Wilderness Program
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ANCHOR Today

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  • ANCHOR Group Home – for boys
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  • Outreach/Surveillance and GPS
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  • Seven Challenges Substance Use Treatment
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  • Brief Challenges
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  • Transitional Day Program (TDP)
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  • Lee Ford Camp
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ANCHOR Mission Statement

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The mission of ANCHOR is to provide a new chance for youth in our community. While they remain close to home, ANCHOR provides comprehensive care and individualized treatment  to assist youth and their families in achieving optimal health and well-being.

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Anchor Group Home and Shelter Care

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Outreach/Surveillance and GPS

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Transitional Day Program (TDP)

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Seven Challenges Program

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Brief Challenges Program

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Lee Ford Camp

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Anchor Group Home and Shelter Care

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For young men ages 12 -17 years of age and is located in Martinsville, VA.  We currently have 5 boys and can accommodate up to 10.  Overall, we serve about 25 – 30 kids each year in this program.  We teach daily living skills, interpersonal skills, 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.

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Currently, we are the only group home/shelter care in our region. ANCHOR currently provides this service for the 21st Judicial District Court Service Unit, which consists of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties, and surrounding areas.

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Outreach/Surveillance and GPS

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Monitoring services provided to the court service unit for juveniles that need extra attention to keep them at home and in the community instead of in detention.  Involves ANCHOR staff checking on them in several Face-to- Face contacts each week and in many cases using GPS technology to keep track of their locations and activities.  We serve approx. 65 area kids each year with this service.

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This program, and the Group Home, saves the localities of Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

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Seven Challenges Program

\n A new substance use/abuse comprehensive counseling program just started in January of this year!  It is specifically designed to work with the adolescent and young adult (up to early 20’s) populations.  Seven Challenges simultaneously addresses adolescents’ drug
\nproblems as well as co-occurring mental health issues and life skill deficits.\n

This program is evidence-based and addresses adolescent substance abuse from a developmentally appropriate counseling model. We have had over 20 participants in this program and more are being added every week.  We have two groups here locally and are currently adding two more groups in Danville. It has been widely used in many locations and settings across the U.S., but ANCHOR is the first organization in VA to utilize this innovative and effective program.

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Brief Challenges

\n The Seven Challenges – Brief™, also known as \”Brief Challenges\”, is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®, which is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
\nBrief Challenges is designed for youth who have a known or suspected drug problem, and is used in four individual sessions lasting approximately one hour each. Brief Challenges is designed to serve three functions:
\nAssessment of drug and co-occurring problems Mental health issues, including an understanding of psychological, emotional and situational problems the young person faces Substance abuse problems, including frequency and quantity of use, e\n \n \"TDP\n \n

Tansitional Day Program

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This program is a cooperative agreement with Henry County Public Schools to educate students who have emotional and psychological disabilities and whose behavior has been identified as interfering with his/her learning that prevent them from being in a traditional classroom and they need a more restrictive classroom environment.  The aim of the program is to work with them and return them to a traditional school classroom setting.

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Camp Lee Ford

\n It was created by a donation of the land by Heck and Mattie Ford in memory of their son, Lee Ford, who died serving his country in WW II.  Lee Ford Camp, was deeded to ANCHOR in 1999 by the Martinsville Kiwanis Club, but has been in existence since the early 1950’s, is a 17-acre camp with a 1.5 acre lake, several picnic areas with tables, a large lodge (complete with full kitchen, bathroom and screened in porch), two bunkhouses which will accommodate up to 20 people, a small cabin and a climbing/rappelling tower with a high ropes confidence course.  In addition to the bunkhouses there are at least 6 primitive camping spots on the property as well that will accommodate several tents.  The climbing tower and high ropes course is one of the only, and nicest, in our region.  The pond can be used for fishing (catch and release), we have equipment for canoeing and swimming (these last two must be supervised by a lifeguard).  There is a baseball field for games and lots of area for hiking.  It is an oasis in the middle of our community! The camp provides area youth and families a recreational opportunity promoting individual and group learning within a natural environment.
\nWe have no budget for this property and it operates solely off donations and fees. (currently $50 per day/night to use /stay at the camp and the climbing tower is $150 per ½ day and $300 for the whole day – to pay certified facilitators) It is in good shape but we are constantly working to improve it and if any group wants to do some work there, we will let them use the camp free of charge!\n \"services-1\"\n

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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care residents

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home/Shelter Care during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home/Shelter Care schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home/Shelter Care for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home/Shelter Care schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home/Shelter Care. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home and Shelter Care.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home/Shelter Care schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home/Shelter Care is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  ANCHOR Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home and Shelter Care, that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
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Mail

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Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

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Reading Material

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The Anchor Group Home and Shelter Care gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

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Medical Services

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Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

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IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

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Food Service

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The ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home ans Shelter Care staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care.
  • \n
  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
  • \n
  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
  • \n
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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care residents

\n

 

\n

Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

\n

If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home/Shelter Care during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home/Shelter Care schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home/Shelter Care for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home/Shelter Care schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home/Shelter Care. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home and Shelter Care.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home/Shelter Care schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home/Shelter Care is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  ANCHOR Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home and Shelter Care, that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
\n

Mail

\n

Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

\n

Reading Material

\n

The Anchor Group Home and Shelter Care gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

\n

Medical Services

\n

Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

\n

IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

\n

Food Service

\n

The ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

\n

Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home ans Shelter Care staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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    \n
  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care.
  • \n
  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
  • \n
  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
  • \n
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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care residents

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\n

Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

\n

If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home/Shelter Care during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home/Shelter Care schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home/Shelter Care for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home/Shelter Care schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home/Shelter Care. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home and Shelter Care.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home/Shelter Care schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home/Shelter Care is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  ANCHOR Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home and Shelter Care, that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
\n

Mail

\n

Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

\n

Reading Material

\n

The Anchor Group Home and Shelter Care gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

\n

Medical Services

\n

Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

\n

IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

\n

Food Service

\n

The ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

\n

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

\n

Contact Administration

\n

Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home ans Shelter Care staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

\n
    \n
  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care.
  • \n
  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
  • \n
  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
  • \n
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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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\”.

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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.

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The ANCHOR Outreach Detention/Surveillance staff has adopted the following mission statement:

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ANCHOR strives to provide services to children placed in the Outreach Detention/Surveillance Program by the Juvenile Court system that will keep the children trouble-free, available to the court, and avoid the need for secure detention and/or placement in other institutions outside their community.

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Purpose

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The ANCHOR Outreach Detention/Surveillance Program is designed to provide supervision for youths, both male and female, which reside in their homes. It is the philosophy of this program that with added accountability, daily support, and intervention, there is an increased opportunity for avoiding detention or removal of a child from the home. Therapeutic potential of Outreach Detention/Surveillance exists when coupled with the following:

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    \n
  1. Children are allowed to remain free of institutional influence
  2. \n
  3. Delinquent or non-delinquent acts are seen as affecting the child and the family unit and emphasis is placed on reducing and/or eliminating the occurrence of the delinquent or non-delinquent
  4. \n
  5. Supervision from Outreach Detention/Surveillance provides structure and support, third-party intervention, and structured time frames and accountability for the  child.
  6. \n
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Monitoring services provided to the court service unit for juveniles that need extra attention to keep them at home and in the community instead of in detention.  Involves ANCHOR staff checking on them in several Face-to- Face contacts each week and in many cases using GPS technology to keep track of their locations and activities.  We serve approx. 65 area kids each year with this service.

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This program saves the localities of Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

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Anchor Group Home and Shelter Care

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Currently, we are the only group home/shelter care in our region. ANCHOR currently provides this service for the 21st Judicial District Court Service Unit, which consists of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties, and surrounding areas.

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Outreach/Surveillance and GPS

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Monitoring services provided to the court service unit for juveniles that need extra attention to keep them at home and in the community instead of in detention.  Involves ANCHOR staff checking on them in several Face-to- Face contacts each week and in many cases using GPS technology to keep track of their locations and activities.  We serve approx. 65 area kids each year with this service.

\n

This program, and the Group Home, saves the localities of Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

\n \n \"The-Seven-Challenges\"\n \n

Seven Challenges Program

\n A new substance use/abuse comprehensive counseling program just started in January of this year!  It is specifically designed to work with the adolescent and young adult (up to early 20’s) populations.  Seven Challenges simultaneously addresses adolescents’ drug
\nproblems as well as co-occurring mental health issues and life skill deficits.\n

This program is evidence-based and addresses adolescent substance abuse from a developmentally appropriate counseling model. We have had over 20 participants in this program and more are being added every week.  We have two groups here locally and are currently adding two more groups in Danville. It has been widely used in many locations and settings across the U.S., but ANCHOR is the first organization in VA to utilize this innovative and effective program.

\n \n \"Brief\n \n

Brief Challenges

\n The Seven Challenges – Brief™, also known as \”Brief Challenges\”, is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®, which is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
\nBrief Challenges is designed for youth who have a known or suspected drug problem, and is used in four individual sessions lasting approximately one hour each. Brief Challenges is designed to serve three functions:
\nAssessment of drug and co-occurring problems Mental health issues, including an understanding of psychological, emotional and situational problems the young person faces Substance abuse problems, including frequency and quantity of use, e\n \n \"TDP\n \n

Transitional Day Program (TDP)

\n

This program is a cooperative agreement with Henry County Public Schools to educate students who have emotional and psychological disabilities and whose behavior has been identified as interfering with his/her learning that prevent them from being in a traditional classroom and they need a more restrictive classroom environment.  The aim of the program is to work with them and return them to a traditional school classroom setting.

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Lee Ford Camp

\n

It was created by a donation of the land by Heck and Mattie Ford in memory of their son, Lee Ford, who died serving his country in WW II.  Lee Ford Camp, was deeded to ANCHOR in 1999 by the Martinsville Kiwanis Club, but has been in existence since the early 1950’s, is a 17-acre camp with a 1.5 acre lake, several picnic areas with tables, a large lodge (for up to 50 people, complete with full kitchen, bathroom and screened in porch), two bunkhouses which will accommodate up to 36 people, a small cabin and a climbing/rappelling tower with a high ropes confidence course.  In addition to the bunkhouses there are at least 6 primitive camping spots on the property as well.  The climbing tower and high ropes course is one of the only, and nicest, in our region.  The pond can be used for fishing (catch and release), we have equipment for canoeing and swimming (these last two must be supervised by a lifeguard).  There is a baseball field for games and lots of area for hiking.  It is an oasis in the middle of our community! The camp provides area youth and families a recreational opportunity promoting individual and group learning within a natural environment.

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Anchor Group Home and Shelter Care

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For young men ages 12 -17 years of age and is located in Martinsville, VA.  We currently have 5 boys and can accommodate up to 10.  Overall, we serve about 25 – 30 kids each year in this program.  We teach daily living skills, interpersonal skills, 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.

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Currently, we are the only group home/shelter care in our region. ANCHOR currently provides this service for the 21st Judicial District Court Service Unit, which consists of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties, and surrounding areas.

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Outreach/Surveillance and GPS

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Monitoring services provided to the court service unit for juveniles that need extra attention to keep them at home and in the community instead of in detention.  Involves ANCHOR staff checking on them in several Face-to- Face contacts each week and in many cases using GPS technology to keep track of their locations and activities.  We serve approx. 65 area kids each year with this service.

\n

This program, and the Group Home, saves the localities of Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

\n \n \"The-Seven-Challenges\"\n \n

Seven Challenges Program

\n A new substance use/abuse comprehensive counseling program just started in January of this year!  It is specifically designed to work with the adolescent and young adult (up to early 20’s) populations.  Seven Challenges simultaneously addresses adolescents’ drug
\nproblems as well as co-occurring mental health issues and life skill deficits.\n

This program is evidence-based and addresses adolescent substance abuse from a developmentally appropriate counseling model. We have had over 20 participants in this program and more are being added every week.  We have two groups here locally and are currently adding two more groups in Danville. It has been widely used in many locations and settings across the U.S., but ANCHOR is the first organization in VA to utilize this innovative and effective program.

\n \n \"Brief\n \n

Brief Challenges

\n The Seven Challenges – Brief™, also known as \”Brief Challenges\”, is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®, which is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
\nBrief Challenges is designed for youth who have a known or suspected drug problem, and is used in four individual sessions lasting approximately one hour each. Brief Challenges is designed to serve three functions:
\nAssessment of drug and co-occurring problems Mental health issues, including an understanding of psychological, emotional and situational problems the young person faces Substance abuse problems, including frequency and quantity of use, e\n \n \"TDP\n \n

Transitional Day Program (TDP)

\n

This program is a cooperative agreement with Henry County Public Schools to educate students who have emotional and psychological disabilities and whose behavior has been identified as interfering with his/her learning that prevent them from being in a traditional classroom and they need a more restrictive classroom environment.  The aim of the program is to work with them and return them to a traditional school classroom setting.

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Camp Lee Ford

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Anchor Group Home and Shelter Care

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Currently, we are the only group home/shelter care in our region. ANCHOR currently provides this service for the 21st Judicial District Court Service Unit, which consists of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties, and surrounding areas.

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Outreach/Surveillance and GPS

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Monitoring services provided to the court service unit for juveniles that need extra attention to keep them at home and in the community instead of in detention.  Involves ANCHOR staff checking on them in several Face-to- Face contacts each week and in many cases using GPS technology to keep track of their locations and activities.  We serve approx. 65 area kids each year with this service.

\n

This program, and the Group Home, saves the localities of Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

\n \n \"The-Seven-Challenges\"\n \n

Seven Challenges Program

\n

A new substance use/abuse comprehensive counseling program started locally in January of 2017!  It is specifically designed to work with the adolescent and young adult (up to early 20’s) populations.  Seven Challenges simultaneously addresses adolescents’ drug problems as well as co-occurring mental health issues and life skill deficits.

\n

All treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation designed to identify problems and concerns for the adolescent and family. Following the evaluation, a therapist will work with the client and family to determine the goals of treatment.

\n

It helps young people look at themselves, understand what it takes to give up a drug abusing lifestyle—and prepare for and attain success when they commit to making changes.

\n

This program is evidence-based and addresses adolescent substance abuse from a developmentally appropriate counseling model.  It has been widely used in many locations and settings across the U.S., but ANCHOR is the first organization in VA to utilize this innovative and effective program.

\n \n \"Brief\n \n

Brief Challenges

\n The Seven Challenges – Brief™, also known as \”Brief Challenges\”, is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®, which is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
\nBrief Challenges is designed for youth who have a known or suspected drug problem, and is used in four individual sessions lasting approximately one hour each.\n

Brief Challenges is designed to serve three functions:

\n
    \n
  • Assessment of drug and co-occurring problems, with feedback to youth
  • \n
  • Brief treatment for drug problems
  • \n
  • Support in responding to external pressures for abstinence
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\n

The assessment is both of mental health issues (including an understanding of psychological, emotional, and situational problems faced by youth) and substance abuse problems.

\n

The consideration of external pressure to quit is built into each session, along with efforts to both bolster youth attention to this pressure and increase the likelihood of effective responses to it. Courtesy Relapse Prevention is introduced to youth who have an impulse to quit.

\n

These sessions can stand alone or serve as an entry point to more services for youth who may want, or need, to continue with additional counseling.

\n \n \"TDP\n \n

Transitional Day Program (TDP)

\n

This program is a cooperative agreement with Henry County Public Schools to educate students who have emotional and psychological disabilities and whose behavior has been identified as interfering with his/her learning that prevent them from being in a traditional classroom and they need a more restrictive classroom environment.  The aim of the program is to work with them and return them to a traditional school classroom setting.

\n \n \"pic\n \n

Lee Ford Camp

\n

It was created by a donation of the land by Heck and Mattie Ford in memory of their son, Lee Ford, who died serving his country in WW II.  Lee Ford Camp, was deeded to ANCHOR in 1999 by the Martinsville Kiwanis Club, but has been in existence since the early 1950’s, is a 17-acre camp with a 1.5 acre lake, several picnic areas with tables, a large lodge (for up to 50 people, complete with full kitchen, bathroom and screened in porch), two bunkhouses which will accommodate up to 36 people, a small cabin and a climbing/rappelling tower with a high ropes confidence course.  In addition to the bunkhouses there are at least 6 primitive camping spots on the property as well.  The climbing tower and high ropes course is one of the only, and nicest, in our region.  The pond can be used for fishing (catch and release), we have equipment for canoeing and swimming (these last two must be supervised by a lifeguard).  There is a baseball field for games and lots of area for hiking.  It is an oasis in the middle of our community! The camp provides area youth and families a recreational opportunity promoting individual and group learning within a natural environment.

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Anchor Group Home and Shelter Care

\n

For young men ages 12 -17 years of age and is located in Martinsville, VA.  We currently have 5 boys and can accommodate up to 10.  Overall, we serve about 25 – 30 kids each year in this program.  We teach daily living skills, interpersonal skills, 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.

\n

Currently, we are the only group home/shelter care in our region. ANCHOR currently provides this service for the 21st Judicial District Court Service Unit, which consists of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties, and surrounding areas.

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Outreach/Surveillance and GPS

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Monitoring services provided to the court service unit for juveniles that need extra attention to keep them at home and in the community instead of in detention.  Involves ANCHOR staff checking on them in several Face-to- Face contacts each week and in many cases using GPS technology to keep track of their locations and activities.  We serve approx. 65 area kids each year with this service.

\n

This program, and the Group Home, saves the localities of Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

\n \n \"The-Seven-Challenges\"\n \n

Seven Challenges Program

\n

A new substance use/abuse comprehensive counseling program started locally in January of 2017!  It is specifically designed to work with the adolescent and young adult (up to early 20’s) populations.  Seven Challenges simultaneously addresses adolescents’ drug problems as well as co-occurring mental health issues and life skill deficits.

\n

All treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation designed to identify problems and concerns for the adolescent and family. Following the evaluation, a therapist will work with the client and family to determine the goals of treatment.

\n

It helps young people look at themselves, understand what it takes to give up a drug abusing lifestyle—and prepare for and attain success when they commit to making changes.

\n

This program is evidence-based and addresses adolescent substance abuse from a developmentally appropriate counseling model.  It has been widely used in many locations and settings across the U.S., but ANCHOR is the first organization in VA to utilize this innovative and effective program.

\n \n \"Brief\n \n

Brief Challenges

\n The Seven Challenges – Brief™, also known as \”Brief Challenges\”, is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®, which is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
\nBrief Challenges is designed for youth who have a known or suspected drug problem, and is used in four individual sessions lasting approximately one hour each.\n

Brief Challenges is designed to serve three functions:

\n
    \n
  • Assessment of drug and co-occurring problems, with feedback to youth
  • \n
  • Brief treatment for drug problems
  • \n
  • Support in responding to external pressures for abstinence
  • \n
\n

The assessment is both of mental health issues (including an understanding of psychological, emotional, and situational problems faced by youth) and substance abuse problems.

\n

The consideration of external pressure to quit is built into each session, along with efforts to both bolster youth attention to this pressure and increase the likelihood of effective responses to it. Courtesy Relapse Prevention is introduced to youth who have an impulse to quit.

\n

These sessions can stand alone or serve as an entry point to more services for youth who may want, or need, to continue with additional counseling.

\n \n \"TDP\n \n

Transitional Day Program (TDP)

\n

This program is a cooperative agreement with Henry County Public Schools to educate students who have emotional and psychological disabilities and whose behavior has been identified as interfering with his/her learning that prevent them from being in a traditional classroom and they need a more restrictive classroom environment.  The aim of the program is to work with them and return them to a traditional school classroom setting.

\n \n \"pic\n \n

Lee Ford Camp

\n

It was created by a donation of the land by Heck and Mattie Ford in memory of their son, Lee Ford, who died serving his country in WW II.  Lee Ford Camp, was deeded to ANCHOR in 1999 by the Martinsville Kiwanis Club, but has been in existence since the early 1950’s, is a 17-acre camp with a 1.5 acre lake, several picnic areas with tables, a large lodge (for up to 50 people, complete with full kitchen, bathroom and screened in porch), two bunkhouses which will accommodate up to 36 people, a small cabin and a climbing/rappelling tower with a high ropes confidence course.  In addition to the bunkhouses there are at least 6 primitive camping spots on the property as well.  The climbing tower and high ropes course is one of the only, and nicest, in our region.  The pond can be used for fishing (catch and release), we have equipment for canoeing and swimming (these last two must be supervised by a lifeguard).  There is a baseball field for games and lots of area for hiking.  It is an oasis in the middle of our community! The camp provides area youth and families a recreational opportunity promoting individual and group learning within a natural environment.

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Anchor Group Home and Shelter Care

\n

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\n

Currently, we are the only group home/shelter care in our region. ANCHOR currently provides this service for the 21st Judicial District Court Service Unit, which consists of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties, and surrounding areas.

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Outreach/Surveillance and GPS

\n

Monitoring services provided to the court service unit for juveniles that need extra attention to keep them at home and in the community instead of in detention.  Involves ANCHOR staff checking on them in several Face-to- Face contacts each week and in many cases using GPS technology to keep track of their locations and activities.  We serve approx. 65 area kids each year with this service.

\n

This program, and the Group Home, saves the localities of Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

\n \n \"The-Seven-Challenges\"\n \n

Seven Challenges Program

\n

A new substance use/abuse comprehensive counseling program started locally in January of 2017!  It is specifically designed to work with the adolescent and young adult (up to early 20’s) populations.  Seven Challenges simultaneously addresses adolescents’ drug problems as well as co-occurring mental health issues and life skill deficits.

\n

All treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation designed to identify problems and concerns for the adolescent and family. Following the evaluation, a therapist will work with the client and family to determine the goals of treatment.

\n

Treatment modalities may include:

\n
    \n
  • Individual Therapy
  • \n
  • Family Sessions
  • \n
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • \n
  • Seven Challenges Journaling
  • \n
  • Seven Challenges Group
  • \n
  • Relapse Prevention
  • \n
\n

The Seven Challenges Program is designed for adolescent substance abusing or substance dependent individuals, to motivate a decision and commitment to change. It helps young people look at themselves, understand what it takes to give up a drug abusing lifestyle—and prepare for and attain success when they commit to making changes.

\n

This program is evidence-based and addresses adolescent substance abuse from a developmentally appropriate counseling model.  It has been widely used in many locations and settings across the U.S., but ANCHOR is the first organization in VA to utilize this innovative and effective program.

\n \n \"Brief\n \n

Brief Challenges

\n The Seven Challenges – Brief™, also known as \”Brief Challenges\”, is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®, which is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
\nBrief Challenges is designed for youth who have a known or suspected drug problem, and is used in four individual sessions lasting approximately one hour each.\n

Brief Challenges is designed to serve three functions:

\n
    \n
  • Assessment of drug and co-occurring problems, with feedback to youth
  • \n
  • Brief treatment for drug problems
  • \n
  • Support in responding to external pressures for abstinence
  • \n
\n

The assessment is both of mental health issues (including an understanding of psychological, emotional, and situational problems faced by youth) and substance abuse problems (including frequency and quantity of use; effect on functioning; motivation for use; level of problem; and self-awareness of reasons for use and harm from use.)

\n

The brief drug intervention is predominantly motivational in nature, designed to tap any existing motivation to change and to increase motivation to change.

\n

The consideration of external pressure to quit is built into each session, along with efforts to both bolster youth attention to this pressure and increase the likelihood of effective responses to it. Courtesy Relapse Prevention is introduced to youth who have an impulse to quit.

\n

These sessions can stand alone or serve as an entry point to more services for youth who may want, or need, to continue with additional counseling.

\n \n \"TDP\n \n

Transitional Day Program (TDP)

\n

This program is a cooperative agreement with Henry County Public Schools to educate students who have emotional and psychological disabilities and whose behavior has been identified as interfering with his/her learning that prevent them from being in a traditional classroom and they need a more restrictive classroom environment.  The aim of the program is to work with them and return them to a traditional school classroom setting.

\n \n \"pic\n \n

Lee Ford Camp

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It was created by a donation of the land by Heck and Mattie Ford in memory of their son, Lee Ford, who died serving his country in WW II.  Lee Ford Camp, was deeded to ANCHOR in 1999 by the Martinsville Kiwanis Club, but has been in existence since the early 1950’s, is a 17-acre camp with a 1.5 acre lake, several picnic areas with tables, a large lodge (for up to 50 people, complete with full kitchen, bathroom and screened in porch), two bunkhouses which will accommodate up to 36 people, a small cabin and a climbing/rappelling tower with a high ropes confidence course.  In addition to the bunkhouses there are at least 6 primitive camping spots on the property as well.  The climbing tower and high ropes course is one of the only, and nicest, in our region.  The pond can be used for fishing (catch and release), we have equipment for canoeing and swimming (these last two must be supervised by a lifeguard).  There is a baseball field for games and lots of area for hiking.  It is an oasis in the middle of our community! The camp provides area youth and families a recreational opportunity promoting individual and group learning within a natural environment.

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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care residents

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been placed at ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care, it is important that we  complete the intake process as soon as possible.  Ideally, you will come to the facility to not only complete the intake, but also to see where your child is currently living.  If you cannot come to the facility because of health or transportation issues, please call 276-403-4716 and speak with our Case Manager who will make alternative arrangements for you to complete the intake.

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PHONE CALLS
Your child will be able to use the resident phone at the Group Home/Shelter Care during evening hours and when it is available,  He can use this time to call family or friends, according to the Group Home/Shelter Care schedule.  If there is a special need, the Group Home Leader can place calls during the business day throughout the week for your child.  He will not be able to bring a cell phone to the Group Home/Shelter Care for the first two weeks after placement.
VISITATION/HOME VISITS
Visitation is allowed on most days between the hours of 4pm to 8pm but must be pre-arranged with ANCHOR staff prior to the visit, and will generally last no more than 1 hour.  You will be requested to present a photo ID.  You must be a parent/legal guardian or immediate family.   Visitation will only be allowed as the ANCHOR Group Home/Shelter Care schedule permits.  If it is not possible for you to visit  during these hours due to your work schedule or other conflict, you may coordinate alternative dates and times with ANCHOR Staff.  Your child may earn passes to visit in the home, but only after the first week in the Group Home/Shelter Care. The following items are not permitted during on-site visitation: cell phones, cameras, food, drink, purses or bags. Proper attire is expected.  No profanity, vulgar, or loud speech will be tolerated. Persons under the influence of any drugs will be asked to leave immediately. Violations of any sort will result in your being asked to leave. The ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care property is under video surveillance at all times.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Your child will need adequate clothing that is appropriate for the season.  We ask that they not have shirts or shoes that are red or blue, as these colors can be associated with gangs.   No offensive language, signs or symbols displayed on clothing will be allowed.  They will not be allowed to have cellular phones or other electronic devices for the first two weeks at the Group Home and Shelter Care.  When they do earn the privilege of having a cell phone, it will only be allowed during the evening free time hours (6pm-9pm) and as the Group Home/Shelter Care schedule allows.  He should not bring in items such as DVD’s or CD’s or related items to the facility.  Any personal property, clothing, jewelry, electronics, money, etc. brought into the Group Home/Shelter Care is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian and your child, ANCHOR will not be responsible for these items. If your child has their own grooming supplies such as roll-on deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc., you may bring these to him.  No aerosols, sprays, or items that contain alcohol will be allowed.  ANCHOR Staff will need to review and inventory the items you bring; items that are not allowed will be returned for you to take home.
PERMISSION FOR HEALTH CARE
Since your child is a minor, we need for you to give us permission to obtain emergency health care.  This will be taken care of during the Intake process. Therefore, we will need to make copies of any applicable insurance cards.  Please also provide the immunization information, if available.  We will try to coordinate care with you when possible so that you may be present.  In the event of an emergency, we will call you as soon as the crisis allows—our first concern will be to get the necessary treatment for the child.
OTHER PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
We will need copies of your child’s other important documents such as social security card, birth certificate, Virginia ID, etc.
DAILY SCHEDULE
Your child is expected to follow the schedule and will need to participate in their approved educational plan.  In addition to normal routines such as personal hygiene time and meals, the schedule allows for homework periods, recreation, and personal time.
EMERGENCIES/ALTERNATIVE SHELTER
You child has been informed of what is expected during a fire drill.  The ANCHOR staff has a plan for many types of potential situations such as severe weather conditions, a tornado, a drought, an illness or injury, as well as many other possible conditions.  If the program must seek alternative housing for the youth, the group would be transferred to 100 Cleveland Avenue.  The family will be kept as informed as possible.
GRIEVANCE/PROBLEM RESOLUTION
If you feel like you or your child is being treated unfairly by staff and you cannot resolve the issue with the staff, please let us know so that we can work with you.  There is a form in the Group Home and Shelter Care, that you can fill out or you can ask a staff member to assist you.  You need to know that the program will not respond in a punitive way to you filing a grievance.  There is an administrator on call at all times who can be reached if needed to resolve the issue.  If you disagree with the initial findings of the staff, the Case Manager will hear your appeal.  You may reach an administrator at (276) 403-4719 if it is outside of normal business hours.
ALLOWANCES/PERSONAL MONIES
You may provide your child with spending money although, this is not required. Normally, he will not need any cash.  It is suggested that he not be given more than $5.00 unless there is a special planned activity. Any special planned activities such as a trip to a museum or theme park will be planned ahead and the family will be informed of any costs not being covered by the agency.
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Mail

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Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child’s name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United States Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

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Reading Material

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The Anchor Group Home and Shelter Care gives residents access to the public library. Your child can bring books or magazines but they will be subject to search.

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Medical Services

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Will be coordinated with the parent/legal guardian and are their responsibility.

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IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD IN THE ORIGINAL PILL BOTTLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER ADMISSION.  IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ALLERGY, NOTIFY THE NURSE OR A MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION IMMEDIATELY.

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Food Service

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The ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care follows a menu that is approved thru the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by USDA. Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our USDA Manager or any other ANCHOR staff.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Contact Administration

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Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, anytime you need to talk to someone at (276) 634 – 2910. The ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

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  • Your child is removed from the ANCHOR Group Home and Shelter Care for emergency medical care due to illness or injury. Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.
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Parents/Legal Guardians of ANCHOR Transitional Day Program (TDP) students

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Please read the information below to answer many frequently asked questions.

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If you child has been placed in the  ANCHOR TDP program  we want you to know:

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Welcome!

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Dear Transitional Day Program Families,

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It is my pleasure to welcome you this school year! I hope you are ready to start your school year at TDP.  I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication, and I look forward to working with you and your child.

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All signs point to another incredible and productive school year! Our skilled and devoted staff is planning and preparing for your child. We are certainly a caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students, and promoting learning and positive behavior.

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It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your director.  Please stop by and say hello! Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth for all students.

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Thank you,

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School Information:

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Address: 100 Cleveland Ave, Martinsville, VA 24112

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Phone: 276-666-4600

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Cell: 276-340-3483

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Program Hours

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7:45 AM…………………………………………….Program Opens

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7:45 – 8:30 AM……………………………………Breakfast

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8:30 AM.………………………………………………..Instructional Day Starts

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10:00 – 10:15 AM……………………………………Snack

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11:00 – 12:05 PM…………………………………Lunch

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2:30 PM……………………………………………..Dismissal

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3:15 PM……………………………………………..Program Closes

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The building will be open for students at 7:45 AM. No child is to be dropped off and/or enter the building until 7:45 AM.

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Address/Telephone Changes

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Please notify the program if there are any changes in your telephone number, address, or employment. This information is critical in cases of emergencies and should given to the program as soon as possible.

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Absences

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Students are expected to be on time every day.  Parents need to call the program to inform office of their child’s absence.

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Parents will be notified in writing when their child has an excessive amount of tardies or absences, which could result in an attendance contract.

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Bus Regulations

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Proper behavior is required on the school bus. Bus transportation is a privilege. Students who misbehave on the bus may lose their privilege to ride. If a student loses his/her privilege to ride the bus, it is the parents’ responsibility to transport the child to school. Parents are also responsible for their child’s behavior at the bus stop.

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Discipline

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In our program, students are working not only on academics but also on social/emotional behavior and building self-control. These are vital behaviors to ensure that they are getting the most out of each instructional day. Students are expected to follow the Henry County Code of Conduct in addition to building and classroom rules. We use a token economy program to help our students reach their academic and social/behavior goals. In the event of misbehavior, students may receive consequences such as: verbal warning, teacher conference, parent contact, and in-school or out-of-school suspension.

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Inclement Weather

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We follow the schedule of Henry County Public Schools during the event of inclement weather.

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Meals

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Student breakfast, lunch, and snack are free.

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School Spirit

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Our school colors are navy blue, gold, and white.

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Our school mascot is the Owl.

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GRADING SCALE

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 Academic Progress Assessment Code

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Grading Scale K-3:

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E —– Excellent

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S —– Satisfactory

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N —– Needs Improvement

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U —– Unsatisfactory

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Assessment Code for Citizenship and Work/Study Habits

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S —– Satisfactory Progress

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N —– Needs Improvement

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A                              96-93

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This program is a cooperative agreement with Henry County Public Schools to educate students who have emotional and/or psychological disabilities, whose behavior has been identified as interfering with his/her learning and that prevents them from being in a traditional classroom setting.  While in the Transitional Day Program (TDP) the student\’s progress is monitored and documented in several areas including, academic performance, behavior and attendance.  The parents and school system are updated frequently to track any changes in these areas and make adjustments as necessary.  The Transitional Day Program classes are smaller and in a more home-like setting allowing more individual attention and instruction.  Tailoring the program, as much as possible, to the student\’s needs and to promote their independent development.  The aim of the program is to support the students in building and applying behavioral self-regulation skills while continuing with their academics, return them to a traditional school classroom setting and to make that transition as smooth as possible for the child and their family.

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Mandy Brannock

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Mandy grew up in Eden, NC and attended Gardner Webb University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  After college, Mandy moved to Roanoke, VA and began working at the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home (now HopeTree Family Services).  She quickly learned she had a passion for helping others and wanted to make sure she spent her career in positions that enabled her to do just that.

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After nearly 12 years at HopeTree, Mandy and her family relocated to Martinsville/Henry County.  She gained employment at the Martinsville/Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness and its two Federally Qualified Health Centers, Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health.  Currently, Mandy is a Quality Assurance Analyst with Piedmont Community Services.  She takes pride in working for an organization that is patient centered and makes such a positive impact in our community.

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Mandy resides in Ridgeway, VA with her husband, Matt and their two children, Caleb and Lyndon.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, watch sports, go to the beach, attend church, and spoil her dogs.   Mandy loves being part of such a small, close knit community and is excited about the chance to give back through her service on the ANCHOR Commission Board.

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Angie Brown

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Angie Brown is site facilitator at Patrick Henry Community College’s Patrick County site in Stuart where she manages the day-to-day operations of the growing off-campus facility. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Radford University and an associate degree in Business Administration from Patrick Henry Community College. She is privileged to serve the residents of Patrick County because it is the community where she grew up and currently resides.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Bonnie Favero

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Bonnie Favero has worked for PIedmont Community Services (PCS) since September 1990. She became Prevention Manager in 1999 and is now Division Director.

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Bonnie has a Masters degree in Family Ministry from Regis University in Denver, CO and a Masters degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech. Bonnie has presented throughout the country at National Conferences on coalition-building and youth development. Bonnie has written grants totaling over $4,000,000 for the Prevention Unit of PCS.

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Bonnie has 4 Adult children and 11 grandchildren.

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She has served on the PHCC Board, the ANCHOR Commission and the Mental Health Association board.

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Karen Garrett

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Chair

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Karen Garrett is a Virginia native and has lived in Martinsville for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate education at Guilford College with a double major in biology and chemistry. She graduated from the physician assistant program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine with honors in 1999. She currently serves as the Board Chair and has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for 15 years.

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David Haymore

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David Haymore is a Master Deputy with the Patrick County Sheriff\’s Office, where he has worked for over 13 years. David is a graduate of Patrick County High School, where he is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer. He is a member of the Tactical Response Team, a Certified Law Enforcement Sniper, and a Firearms Instructor. He also, serves on the School Health Advisory Board and the Safety and Crisis Team for the Patrick County High School.

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Jeanette Hurd

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Jeannette Hurd is the most recent member of the ANCHOR Commission Board.  She is currently the Special Education Coordinator for Henry County Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd has worked for several years as an Educational Diagnostician for Henry County Public Schools.  As a Diagnostician, she has worked closely with the staff and students at the Transitional Day Program, an ANCHOR program.   She was a classroom teacher for 10 years in Henry County and for 10 years in Richmond City Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd is excited to support the ANCHOR Commission’s mission and projects.   She is a graduate of George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Erin Jenkins

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Erin Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and works as an assessment clinician for Piedmont Community Services. Erin has worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years, with a majority of those years providing direct services to children and teens.

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Erin is a native of Henry County, having graduated from Laurel Park High School in 1995. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1999 and her Master and Ed.S. in Community and Marriage and Family Counseling in 2003. Erin is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association.

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She is married to Dr. Charles Jenkins, DDS, a dentist at Martinsville Smiles and they have two sons.

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She has served on multiple PTO boards for her sons schools for over 8 years. She is an active member of Granbery United Methodist Church. She is a sustainer with the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County. She is a former parent representative for both the FAPT and CPMT committees in our community. Erin previously taught Psychology courses as an adjunct faculty at PHCC.

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Donna Martin

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Donna Martin is the Manager of the  Martinsville Division of Rehabilitative Services field office serving in the Virginia Workforce Center.  She has worked with the State of Virginia with the Division of Rehabilitative Services specifically serving youth with disabilities for 25 years in her role to help them transition from school to work.  She is known for her high energy and innovative thinking, is a seasoned veteran in the world of helping people overcome barriers and maintain employment. She brings expertise in the utilization of various agencies to collaborate and work toward mutual goals as well as education in Disability Awareness.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Pam Randall

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Vice Chair

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Dr. Randall is a life-long learner and a career educator. She has taught at all prek-12 levels in both public and private settings. She served as an assistant principal and building coordinator before moving into higher education. She currently serves as the Program Director and Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies through Longwood University in the elementary and middle school education program at New College Institute as well as serving as a full-time professor.

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Dr. Randall serves on the PHCC advisory board and is the past State President for ACT commission. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Glenville State University, Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University, ED.S. in Administration from UVA, and completed her Doctorate in Leadership from Liberty University.

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In her free time, Dr. Randall enjoys directing the Smith River Singers and Still Water Singers, two local community choirs she founded, as well as quilting and gardening. She and her husband, Dean Randall have two lovely daughters who both work in the field of medicine.

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Veraine Randolph

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Treasurer

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Veraine Via Randolph is a native of Stuart, Virginia and she has been a longtime resident of the City of Martinsville. She is a dedicated employee of the Piedmont Community Services, where she serves as a Financial Specialist. She is a graduate of Averett University in Danville, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and she is a recipient of numerous certificates from various institutions, including, Patrick Henry Community College and the University of Virginia. She is active civically with her Kappa Delta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and she is a devoted member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ridgeway, where her husband of 30 years, is the Pastor. Veraine has, also, served on the board of Southern Area Agency on Aging and currently, is serving as Treasurer of Anchor.

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Lisa Smith

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Lisa Smith comes to the Anchor Commission’s Board with a long history of working in the human services field.  After graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in Criminal Justice, she worked as a social worker with the department of social services.  Later, she transitioned to working as a case manager with Dan River Alcohol & Safety Action Program.  After working for that agency for several years, she obtained a position as an adult probation & parole officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections where she was employed for thirteen years.  Currently, she is employed with Piedmont Community Services as a program manager with the Community Recovery Program.  Lisa obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and she is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.   She completed the Duke University Certificate in Non-Profit Management.  From working in the field for over 20 years, Lisa considers herself as a advocate for individuals who are struggling with major obstacles in their lives.

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In addition to her service on the Board of the Anchor Commission, she serves on the Board of the Southern Area Agency on Aging and she is a member of the Martinsville-Henry County-Patrick County Re-entry Council.

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Lisa resides in the City of Martinsville with her husband, Troy and two children, Bryson and Claire.  She is a member of the Galilean House of Worship.

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Christy Spencer

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Secretary

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Christy Spencer is a life-long resident of the Martinsville-Henry County area.  She earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Patrick Henry Community College before graduating from Old Dominion University with a BSBA.  After becoming employed with Martinsville City Schools and realizing that education was her passion, she earned her master’s degree in education from Virginia Tech. Spencer is now the Middle College Instructor at PHCC. She got her start at PHCC as the Old Dominion University Site Director on campus, as well as teaching early childhood education and student development as an adjunct professor. In addition to serving on the Anchor Commission, she is a member of the Virginia Association for Adult & Continuing Education, Commission on Adult Basic Education, Virginia Community College Association, and a sustaining member of the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County.  Spencer resides in Henry County with her husband and three children.

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Aggression Replacement Training® (ART) is a research-based, proven-effective approach for working with challenging youth.

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It has been used for over 30 years in schools, community agencies, juvenile institutions, and other settings, including via Telehealth.  ART consists of 10 weeks of group or individual sessions with three one-hour sessions a week.  Trained and Certified Leaders model new skills and guide program members through role-plays implementing the new skills in scenarios true to their lives.  Program participants receive support and constructive feedback regarding member role-plays demonstrating use of these new skills.  Below is a brief description of each component of Aggression Replacement Training:

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  • Skillstreaming – One session a week focuses on Social Skills Training, or what is referred to as Skillstreaming.  This weekly session teaches participants what to do in real-life situations to change their behavior, helping them replace antisocial behaviors with positive alternatives.  This is a broad curriculum which teaches, and practices, prosocial behavioral skills in a group setting.
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  • Anger Control Training – The second hour-long session each week is focused on the group members’ emotional responses to authentic situations they face in life, particularly focusing on teaching youth self-control of anger.  This Anger Control component helps group members respond to anger in a nonaggressive manner and trains in rethinking anger-provoking situations through helping identify an individual’s triggers, body cues of elevated emotion, reducers, reminders, thinking ahead (If….then), social skills to be implemented in the situation, and self-evaluation of response.  
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ART is a tremendous resource for our community to help provide youth in need with the skills necessary to form new prosocial behaviors, control their emotional responses, and mature in their moral reasoning.  ART has shown great success as well utilizing Telehealth sessions.  ANCHOR’s certified ART Group Leaders look forward to working with youth who would benefit from these services.

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The ANCHOR Outreach Detention/Surveillance staff has adopted the following mission statement:

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ANCHOR strives to provide services to children placed in the Outreach Detention/Surveillance Program by the Juvenile Court system that will keep the children trouble-free, available to the court, and avoid the need for secure detention and/or placement in other institutions outside their community.

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Purpose

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The ANCHOR Outreach Detention/Surveillance Program is designed to provide supervision for youths, both male and female, which reside in their homes. It is the philosophy of this program that with added accountability, daily support, and intervention, there is an increased opportunity for avoiding detention or removal of a child from the home. Therapeutic potential of Outreach Detention/Surveillance exists when coupled with the following:

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  1. Children are allowed to remain free of institutional influence
  2. \n
  3. Delinquent or non-delinquent acts are seen as affecting the child and the family unit and emphasis is placed on reducing and/or eliminating the occurrence of the delinquent or non-delinquent
  4. \n
  5. Supervision from Outreach Detention/Surveillance provides structure and support, third-party intervention, and structured time frames and accountability for the  child.
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Monitoring services provided to the court service unit for juveniles that need extra attention to keep them at home and in the community instead of in detention.  Involves ANCHOR staff checking on them in several Face-to- Face contacts each week and in many cases using GPS technology to keep track of their locations and activities.  We serve approx. 65 area kids each year with this service.

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This program saves the localities of Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

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Aggression Replacement Training® (ART) is a research-based, proven-effective approach for working with challenging youth. It has been used for over 30 years in schools, community agencies, juvenile institutions, and other settings, including via Telehealth.  ART consists of 10 weeks of group sessions.  These groups meet three times a week for an hour each time.  Trained and Certified Group Leaders model new skills and guide group members through role-plays implementing the new skills in scenarios true to their lives.  Group members provide each other with support and constructive feedback regarding member role-plays demonstrating use of these new skills.  Below is a brief description of each component of Aggression Replacement Training:

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    \n
  • Skillstreaming – One session a week focuses on Social Skills Training, or what is referred to as Skillstreaming.  This weekly session teaches participants what to do in real-life situations to change their behavior, helping them replace antisocial behaviors with positive alternatives.  This is a broad curriculum which teaches, and practices, prosocial behavioral skills in a group setting.
  • \n
  • Anger Control Training – The second hour-long session each week is focused on the group members’ emotional responses to authentic situations they face in life, particularly focusing on teaching youth self-control of anger.  This Anger Control component helps group members respond to anger in a nonaggressive manner and trains in rethinking anger-provoking situations through helping identify an individual’s triggers, body cues of elevated emotion, reducers, reminders, thinking ahead (If….then), social skills to be implemented in the situation, and self-evaluation of response.  
  • \n
  • Moral Reasoning Training – The third and final hour each week is focused on Moral Reasoning.  These sessions are centered on real-life dilemmas with the group thinking and talking through their own responses, values, and beliefs related to the dilemma.  This component helps raise group member level of fairness, justice, and concern for the needs and rights of other.
  • \n
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ANCHOR – What does it mean?  A New CHance ORganization

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  • Started in 1972 by the persistent efforts of a citizen committee headed by Jane Bassett Spilman
  • \n
  • ANCHOR I for boys was first
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  • ANCHOR II for girls in 1973
  • \n
  • Expanded several times through the 1990\’s
  • \n
  • Services included Outreach, Family Preservation, Family Group Home and Wilderness Program
  • \n
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ANCHOR Today

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    \n
  • ANCHOR Group Home – for boys
  • \n
  • Outreach/Surveillance and GPS
  • \n
  • Seven Challenges Substance Use Treatment
  • \n
  • Brief Challenges
  • \n
  • Transitional Day Program (TDP)
  • \n
  • Lee Ford Camp
  • \n
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ANCHOR Mission Statement

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The mission of ANCHOR is to provide a new chance for youth in our community. While they remain close to home, ANCHOR provides comprehensive care and individualized treatment  to assist youth and their families in achieving optimal health and well-being.

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Anchor Group Home and Shelter Care

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Outreach/Surveillance and GPS

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Transitional Day Program (TDP)

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Seven Challenges Program

\n \n \"Brief\n \n

Brief Challenges Program

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Lee Ford Camp

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Aggression Replacement Training

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ANCHOR – What does it mean?  A New CHance ORganization

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    \n
  • Started in 1972 by the persistent efforts of a citizen committee headed by Jane Bassett Spilman
  • \n
  • ANCHOR I for boys was first
  • \n
  • ANCHOR II for girls in 1973
  • \n
  • Expanded several times through the 1990\’s
  • \n
  • Services included Outreach, Family Preservation, Family Group Home and Wilderness Program
  • \n
\n

ANCHOR Today

\n
    \n
  • ANCHOR Group Home – for boys
  • \n
  • Outreach/Surveillance and GPS
  • \n
  • Seven Challenges Substance Use Treatment
  • \n
  • Brief Challenges
  • \n
  • Transitional Day Program (TDP)
  • \n
  • Lee Ford Camp
  • \n
\n

ANCHOR Mission Statement

\n

The mission of ANCHOR is to provide a new chance for youth in our community. While they remain close to home, ANCHOR provides comprehensive care and individualized treatment  to assist youth and their families in achieving optimal health and well-being.

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Anchor Group Home and Shelter Care

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Outreach/Surveillance and GPS

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Transitional Day Program (TDP)

\n \n \"SevenChallenges\"\n \n

Seven Challenges Program

\n \n \"Brief\n \n

Brief Challenges Program

\n \n \"ART_FrontPage\"\n \n

Aggression Replacement Training

\n \n \"Lodge\n \n

Lee Ford Camp

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Anchor Group Home and Shelter Care

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For young men ages 12 -17 years of age and is located in Martinsville, VA.  We currently have 5 boys and can accommodate up to 10.  Overall, we serve about 25 – 30 kids each year in this program.  We teach daily living skills, interpersonal skills, 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.

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Currently, we are the only group home/shelter care in our region. ANCHOR currently provides this service for the 21st Judicial District Court Service Unit, which consists of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties, and surrounding areas.

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Outreach/Surveillance and GPS

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Monitoring services provided to the court service unit for juveniles that need extra attention to keep them at home and in the community instead of in detention.  Involves ANCHOR staff checking on them in several Face-to- Face contacts each week and in many cases using GPS technology to keep track of their locations and activities.  We serve approx. 65 area kids each year with this service.

\n

This program, and the Group Home, saves the localities of Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

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Seven Challenges Program

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A new substance use/abuse comprehensive counseling program started locally in January of 2017!  It is specifically designed to work with the adolescent and young adult (up to early 20’s) populations.  Seven Challenges simultaneously addresses adolescents’ drug problems as well as co-occurring mental health issues and life skill deficits.

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All treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation designed to identify problems and concerns for the adolescent and family. Following the evaluation, a therapist will work with the client and family to determine the goals of treatment.

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It helps young people look at themselves, understand what it takes to give up a drug abusing lifestyle—and prepare for and attain success when they commit to making changes.

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This program is evidence-based and addresses adolescent substance abuse from a developmentally appropriate counseling model.  It has been widely used in many locations and settings across the U.S., but ANCHOR is the first organization in VA to utilize this innovative and effective program.

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Brief Challenges

\n The Seven Challenges – Brief™, also known as \”Brief Challenges\”, is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®, which is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
\nBrief Challenges is designed for youth who have a known or suspected drug problem, and is used in four individual sessions lasting approximately one hour each.\n

Brief Challenges is designed to serve three functions:

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  • Assessment of drug and co-occurring problems, with feedback to youth
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  • Brief treatment for drug problems
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  • Support in responding to external pressures for abstinence
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The assessment is both of mental health issues (including an understanding of psychological, emotional, and situational problems faced by youth) and substance abuse problems.

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The consideration of external pressure to quit is built into each session, along with efforts to both bolster youth attention to this pressure and increase the likelihood of effective responses to it. Courtesy Relapse Prevention is introduced to youth who have an impulse to quit.

\n

These sessions can stand alone or serve as an entry point to more services for youth who may want, or need, to continue with additional counseling.

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Transitional Day Program (TDP)

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This program is a cooperative agreement with Henry County Public Schools to educate students who have emotional and psychological disabilities and whose behavior has been identified as interfering with his/her learning that prevent them from being in a traditional classroom and they need a more restrictive classroom environment.  The aim of the program is to work with them and return them to a traditional school classroom setting.

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Aggression Replacement Training

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Aggression Replacement Training® (ART) is a research-based, proven-effective approach for working with challenging youth. It has been used for over 30 years in schools, community agencies, juvenile institutions, and other settings, including via Telehealth.  ART consists of 10 weeks of group sessions.  These groups meet three times a week for an hour each time.  Trained and Certified Group Leaders model new skills and guide group members through role-plays implementing the new skills in scenarios true to their lives.  Group members provide each other with support and constructive feedback regarding member role-plays demonstrating use of these new skills.

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Lee Ford Camp

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It was created by a donation of the land by Heck and Mattie Ford in memory of their son, Lee Ford, who died serving his country in WW II.  Lee Ford Camp, was deeded to ANCHOR in 1999 by the Martinsville Kiwanis Club, but has been in existence since the early 1950’s, is a 17-acre camp with a 1.5 acre lake, several picnic areas with tables, a large lodge (for up to 50 people, complete with full kitchen, bathroom and screened in porch), two bunkhouses which will accommodate up to 36 people, a small cabin and a climbing/rappelling tower with a high ropes confidence course.  In addition to the bunkhouses there are at least 6 primitive camping spots on the property as well.  The climbing tower and high ropes course is one of the only, and nicest, in our region.  The pond can be used for fishing (catch and release), we have equipment for canoeing and swimming (these last two must be supervised by a lifeguard).  There is a baseball field for games and lots of area for hiking.  It is an oasis in the middle of our community! The camp provides area youth and families a recreational opportunity promoting individual and group learning within a natural environment.

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Aggression Replacement Training® (ART) is a research-based, proven-effective approach for working with challenging youth.

\n

It has been used for over 30 years in schools, community agencies, juvenile institutions, and other settings, including via Telehealth.  ART consists of 10 weeks of group or individual sessions with three one-hour sessions a week.  Trained and Certified Leaders model new skills and guide program members through role-plays implementing the new skills in scenarios true to their lives.  Program participants receive support and constructive feedback regarding member role-plays demonstrating use of these new skills.  Below is a brief description of each component of Aggression Replacement Training:

\n
    \n
  • Skillstreaming – One session a week focuses on Social Skills Training, or what is referred to as Skillstreaming.  This weekly session teaches participants what to do in real-life situations to change their behavior, helping them replace antisocial behaviors with positive alternatives.  This is a broad curriculum which teaches, and practices, prosocial behavioral skills in a group setting.
  • \n
  • Anger Control Training – The second hour-long session each week is focused on the group members’ emotional responses to authentic situations they face in life, particularly focusing on teaching youth self-control of anger.  This Anger Control component helps group members respond to anger in a nonaggressive manner and trains in rethinking anger-provoking situations through helping identify an individual’s triggers, body cues of elevated emotion, reducers, reminders, thinking ahead (If….then), social skills to be implemented in the situation, and self-evaluation of response.  
  • \n
  • Moral Reasoning Training – The third and final hour each week is focused on Moral Reasoning.  These sessions are centered on real-life dilemmas with the group thinking and talking through their own responses, values, and beliefs related to the dilemma.  This component helps raise group member level of fairness, justice, and concern for the needs and rights of other.
  • \n
\n

ART is a tremendous resource for our community to help provide youth in need with the skills necessary to form new prosocial behaviors, control their emotional responses, and mature in their moral reasoning.  ART has shown great success as well utilizing Telehealth sessions.  ANCHOR’s certified ART Group Leaders look forward to working with youth who would benefit from these services.

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\n
    \n
  • Skillstreaming – One session a week focuses on Social Skills Training, or what is referred to as Skillstreaming.  This weekly session teaches participants what to do in real-life situations to change their behavior, helping them replace antisocial behaviors with positive alternatives.  This is a broad curriculum which teaches, and practices, prosocial behavioral skills in a group setting.
  • \n
  • Anger Control Training – The second hour-long session each week is focused on the group members’ emotional responses to authentic situations they face in life, particularly focusing on teaching youth self-control of anger.  This Anger Control component helps group members respond to anger in a nonaggressive manner and trains in rethinking anger-provoking situations through helping identify an individual’s triggers, body cues of elevated emotion, reducers, reminders, thinking ahead (If….then), social skills to be implemented in the situation, and self-evaluation of response.  
  • \n
  • Moral Reasoning Training – The third and final hour each week is focused on Moral Reasoning.  These sessions are centered on real-life dilemmas with the group thinking and talking through their own responses, values, and beliefs related to the dilemma.  This component helps raise group member level of fairness, justice, and concern for the needs and rights of other.
  • \n
\n

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The Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes class curriculum was developed to help parents focus on the responsibilities of parenting from separate households and keeping children out of the middle of parental conflict. The curriculum covers different models of parenting from separate homes and common co-parenting challenges. It helps parents to be aware of the effects of separation and divorce on their children and the importance of providing for the financial needs of their children. It also provides parents with a variety of options for resolving conflicts. The curriculum was developed in 1995 and revised in 2013 to include the most current information for class participants.

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The Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes curriculum meets the requirements of the Code of Virginia.

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Topics Discussed

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    \n
  • The Grief Process
  • \n
  • The Effects of Separation or Divorce on Children
  • \n
  • How Children Feel About Family Violence
  • \n
  • What Children Need and Don’t Need
  • \n
  • Financial Responsibilities
  • \n
  • Co-Parenting and Parallel Parenting
  • \n
  • Parenting Styles
  • \n
  • Discipline
  • \n
  • Household Responsibilities
  • \n
  • Children’s Self-Esteem and Resiliency
  • \n
  • Communication
  • \n
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    \n
  • Points to Remember for Successful Communication
  • \n
  • Active Listening
  • \n
  • Managing Your Anger
  • \n
  • Recognizing and Managing Your Child’s Anger
  • \n
  • Issues That May “Trigger” Conflict
  • \n
  • Conflict Prevention
  • \n
  • Conflict Resolution
  • \n
  • Long-Distance Parenting
  • \n
  • Never Married Parents
  • \n
  • Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren
  • \n
  • New Relationships and Your Children
  • \n
  • Stress Management
  • \n
  • Legal Terms
  • \n
\n

Class Schedule

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Classes are offered each month, typically on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm.

\n

 

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Please call our office directly at

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(276) 634-2910 to register.

\n

 

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We understand that many parents have hectic schedules, so we do offer smaller classes on weekdays on an as needed basis. If registering for one of the classes, please have dates that you are available to attend when you call to register.

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\n

The Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes curriculum meets the requirements of the Code of Virginia.

\n

Topics Discussed

\n
    \n
  • The Grief Process
  • \n
  • The Effects of Separation or Divorce on Children
  • \n
  • How Children Feel About Family Violence
  • \n
  • What Children Need and Don’t Need
  • \n
  • Financial Responsibilities
  • \n
  • Co-Parenting and Parallel Parenting
  • \n
  • Parenting Styles
  • \n
  • Discipline
  • \n
  • Household Responsibilities
  • \n
  • Children’s Self-Esteem and Resiliency
  • \n
  • Communication
  • \n
\n
    \n
  • Points to Remember for Successful Communication
  • \n
  • Active Listening
  • \n
  • Managing Your Anger
  • \n
  • Recognizing and Managing Your Child’s Anger
  • \n
  • Issues That May “Trigger” Conflict
  • \n
  • Conflict Prevention
  • \n
  • Conflict Resolution
  • \n
  • Long-Distance Parenting
  • \n
  • Never Married Parents
  • \n
  • Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren
  • \n
  • New Relationships and Your Children
  • \n
  • Stress Management
  • \n
  • Legal Terms
  • \n
\n

Class Schedule

\n

Classes are offered throughout each month, typically on Saturday mornings from 9a-1p.

\n

Please call our office to register

\n

(276) 634-2910

\n

While we understand that many parents have schedules that are difficult to accommodate, we do offer one-on-one classes on a case-by-case basis. If registering for a one-on-one class, please have dates that you are available to attend when you call to register.

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The Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes class curriculum was developed to help parents focus on the responsibilities of parenting from separate households and keeping children out of the middle of parental conflict. The curriculum covers different models of parenting from separate homes and common co-parenting challenges. It helps parents to be aware of the effects of separation and divorce on their children and the importance of providing for the financial needs of their children. It also provides parents with a variety of options for resolving conflicts. The curriculum was developed in 1995 and revised in 2013 to include the most current information for class participants.

\n

The Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes curriculum meets the requirements of the Code of Virginia.

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Topics Discussed

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    \n
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  • \n
  • The Effects of Separation or Divorce on Children
  • \n
  • How Children Feel About Family Violence
  • \n
  • What Children Need and Don’t Need
  • \n
  • Financial Responsibilities
  • \n
  • Co-Parenting and Parallel Parenting
  • \n
  • Parenting Styles
  • \n
  • Discipline
  • \n
  • Household Responsibilities
  • \n
  • Children’s Self-Esteem and Resiliency
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  • Communication
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    \n
  • Points to Remember for Successful Communication
  • \n
  • Active Listening
  • \n
  • Managing Your Anger
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  • Recognizing and Managing Your Child’s Anger
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  • Issues That May “Trigger” Conflict
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  • Conflict Prevention
  • \n
  • Conflict Resolution
  • \n
  • Long-Distance Parenting
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  • Never Married Parents
  • \n
  • Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren
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  • New Relationships and Your Children
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  • Stress Management
  • \n
  • Legal Terms
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Class Schedule

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Classes are offered throughout each month, typically on Saturday mornings from 9a-1p.

\n

Please call our office to register

\n

(276) 634-2910

\n

While we understand that many parents have schedules that are difficult to accommodate, we do offer one-on-one classes on a case-by-case basis. If registering for a one-on-one class, please have dates that you are available to attend when you call to register.

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\n

The Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes curriculum meets the requirements of the Code of Virginia.

\n

Topics Discussed

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    \n
  • The Grief Process
  • \n
  • The Effects of Separation or Divorce on Children
  • \n
  • How Children Feel About Family Violence
  • \n
  • What Children Need and Don’t Need
  • \n
  • Financial Responsibilities
  • \n
  • Co-Parenting and Parallel Parenting
  • \n
  • Parenting Styles
  • \n
  • Discipline
  • \n
  • Household Responsibilities
  • \n
  • Children’s Self-Esteem and Resiliency
  • \n
  • Communication
  • \n
\n
    \n
  • Points to Remember for Successful Communication
  • \n
  • Active Listening
  • \n
  • Managing Your Anger
  • \n
  • Recognizing and Managing Your Child’s Anger
  • \n
  • Issues That May “Trigger” Conflict
  • \n
  • Conflict Prevention
  • \n
  • Conflict Resolution
  • \n
  • Long-Distance Parenting
  • \n
  • Never Married Parents
  • \n
  • Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren
  • \n
  • New Relationships and Your Children
  • \n
  • Stress Management
  • \n
  • Legal Terms
  • \n
\n

Class Schedule

\n

Classes are offered throughout each month, typically on Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

\n

Please call our office to register

\n

(276) 634-2910

\n

We understand that many parents have hectic schedules that are difficult to accommodate, so we can offer smaller classes a case-by-case basis. If registering for a smaller class, please have dates that you are available to attend when you call to register.

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\n

The Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes curriculum meets the requirements of the Code of Virginia.

\n

Topics Discussed

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    \n
  • The Grief Process
  • \n
  • The Effects of Separation or Divorce on Children
  • \n
  • How Children Feel About Family Violence
  • \n
  • What Children Need and Don’t Need
  • \n
  • Financial Responsibilities
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  • Co-Parenting and Parallel Parenting
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  • Parenting Styles
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  • Discipline
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  • Household Responsibilities
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  • Children’s Self-Esteem and Resiliency
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  • Communication
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    \n
  • Points to Remember for Successful Communication
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  • Active Listening
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  • Managing Your Anger
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  • Recognizing and Managing Your Child’s Anger
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  • Issues That May “Trigger” Conflict
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  • Conflict Prevention
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  • Conflict Resolution
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  • Long-Distance Parenting
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  • Never Married Parents
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  • Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren
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  • New Relationships and Your Children
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  • Stress Management
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  • Legal Terms
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\n

Class Schedule

\n

Classes are offered throughout each month, typically on Saturday mornings from 9a-1p.

\n

Please call our office to register

\n

(276) 634-2910

\n

While we understand that many parents have schedules that are difficult to accommodate, we do offer one-on-one classes on a case-by-case basis. If registering for a one-on-one class, please have dates that you are available to attend when you call to register.

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ANCHOR – What does it mean?  A New CHance ORganization

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  • \n
  • ANCHOR I for boys was first
  • \n
  • ANCHOR II for girls in 1973
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ANCHOR Today

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    \n
  • ANCHOR Group Home – for boys
  • \n
  • Outreach/Surveillance and GPS
  • \n
  • Seven Challenges Substance Use Treatment
  • \n
  • Brief Challenges
  • \n
  • Transitional Day Program (TDP)
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  • Lee Ford Camp
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ANCHOR Mission Statement

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The mission of ANCHOR is to provide a new chance for youth in our community. While they remain close to home, ANCHOR provides comprehensive care and individualized treatment  to assist youth and their families in achieving optimal health and well-being.

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ANCHOR Today

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    \n
  • ANCHOR Group Home – for boys
  • \n
  • Outreach/Surveillance and GPS
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  • Seven Challenges Substance Use Treatment
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ANCHOR Mission Statement

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The mission of ANCHOR is to provide a new chance for youth in our community. While they remain close to home, ANCHOR provides comprehensive care and individualized treatment  to assist youth and their families in achieving optimal health and well-being.

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  • ANCHOR II for girls in 1973
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  • Expanded several times through the 1990\’s
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ANCHOR Today

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  • Outreach/Surveillance and GPS
  • \n
  • Seven Challenges Substance Use Treatment
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  • Brief Challenges
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  • Transitional Day Program (TDP)
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ANCHOR Mission Statement

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The mission of ANCHOR is to provide a new chance for youth in our community. While they remain close to home, ANCHOR provides comprehensive care and individualized treatment  to assist youth and their families in achieving optimal health and well-being.

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Anchor Group Home and Shelter Care

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For young men ages 12 -17 years of age and is located in Martinsville, VA.  We currently have 5 boys and can accommodate up to 10.  Overall, we serve about 25 – 30 kids each year in this program.  We teach daily living skills, interpersonal skills, 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.

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Currently, we are the only group home/shelter care in our region. ANCHOR currently provides this service for the 21st Judicial District Court Service Unit, which consists of Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties, and surrounding areas.

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Outreach/Surveillance and GPS

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Monitoring services provided to the court service unit for juveniles that need extra attention to keep them at home and in the community instead of in detention.  Involves ANCHOR staff checking on them in several Face-to- Face contacts each week and in many cases using GPS technology to keep track of their locations and activities.  We serve approx. 65 area kids each year with this service.

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This program, and the Group Home, saves the localities of Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

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Seven Challenges Program

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A new substance use/abuse comprehensive counseling program started locally in January of 2017!  It is specifically designed to work with the adolescent and young adult (up to early 20’s) populations.  Seven Challenges simultaneously addresses adolescents’ drug problems as well as co-occurring mental health issues and life skill deficits.

\n

All treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation designed to identify problems and concerns for the adolescent and family. Following the evaluation, a therapist will work with the client and family to determine the goals of treatment.

\n

It helps young people look at themselves, understand what it takes to give up a drug abusing lifestyle—and prepare for and attain success when they commit to making changes.

\n

This program is evidence-based and addresses adolescent substance abuse from a developmentally appropriate counseling model.  It has been widely used in many locations and settings across the U.S., but ANCHOR is the first organization in VA to utilize this innovative and effective program.

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Brief Challenges

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Brief Challenges is designed to serve three functions:

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  • Brief treatment for drug problems
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  • Support in responding to external pressures for abstinence
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The assessment is both of mental health issues (including an understanding of psychological, emotional, and situational problems faced by youth) and substance abuse problems.

\n

The consideration of external pressure to quit is built into each session, along with efforts to both bolster youth attention to this pressure and increase the likelihood of effective responses to it. Courtesy Relapse Prevention is introduced to youth who have an impulse to quit.

\n

These sessions can stand alone or serve as an entry point to more services for youth who may want, or need, to continue with additional counseling.

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Aggression Replacement Training

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Aggression Replacement Training® (ART) is a research-based, proven-effective approach for working with challenging youth. It has been used for over 30 years in schools, community agencies, juvenile institutions, and other settings, including via Telehealth.  ART consists of 10 weeks of group sessions.  These groups meet three times a week for an hour each time.  Trained and Certified Group Leaders model new skills and guide group members through role-plays implementing the new skills in scenarios true to their lives.  Group members provide each other with support and constructive feedback regarding member role-plays demonstrating use of these new skills.

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Co-Parenting

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The Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes class curriculum was developed to help parents focus on the responsibilities of parenting from separate households and keeping children out of the middle of parental conflict. The curriculum covers different models of parenting from separate homes and common co-parenting challenges. It helps parents to be aware of the effects of separation and divorce on their children and the importance of providing for the financial needs of their children. It also provides parents with a variety of options for resolving conflicts. The curriculum was developed in 1995 and revised in 2013 to include the most current information for class participants.

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Transitional Day Program (TDP)

\n

This program is a cooperative agreement with Henry County Public Schools to educate students who have emotional and psychological disabilities and whose behavior has been identified as interfering with his/her learning that prevent them from being in a traditional classroom and they need a more restrictive classroom environment.  The aim of the program is to work with them and return them to a traditional school classroom setting.

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Lee Ford Camp

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It was created by a donation of the land by Heck and Mattie Ford in memory of their son, Lee Ford, who died serving his country in WW II.  Lee Ford Camp, was deeded to ANCHOR in 1999 by the Martinsville Kiwanis Club, but has been in existence since the early 1950’s, is a 17-acre camp with a 1.5 acre lake, several picnic areas with tables, a large lodge (for up to 50 people, complete with full kitchen, bathroom and screened in porch), two bunkhouses which will accommodate up to 36 people, a small cabin and a climbing/rappelling tower with a high ropes confidence course.  In addition to the bunkhouses there are at least 6 primitive camping spots on the property as well.  The climbing tower and high ropes course is one of the only, and nicest, in our region.  The pond can be used for fishing (catch and release), we have equipment for canoeing and swimming (these last two must be supervised by a lifeguard).  There is a baseball field for games and lots of area for hiking.  It is an oasis in the middle of our community! The camp provides area youth and families a recreational opportunity promoting individual and group learning within a natural environment.

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\n

The Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes curriculum meets the requirements of the Code of Virginia.

\n

Topics Discussed

\n
    \n
  • The Grief Process
  • \n
  • The Effects of Separation or Divorce on Children
  • \n
  • How Children Feel About Family Violence
  • \n
  • What Children Need and Don’t Need
  • \n
  • Financial Responsibilities
  • \n
  • Co-Parenting and Parallel Parenting
  • \n
  • Parenting Styles
  • \n
  • Discipline
  • \n
  • Household Responsibilities
  • \n
  • Children’s Self-Esteem and Resiliency
  • \n
  • Communication
  • \n
\n
    \n
  • Points to Remember for Successful Communication
  • \n
  • Active Listening
  • \n
  • Managing Your Anger
  • \n
  • Recognizing and Managing Your Child’s Anger
  • \n
  • Issues That May “Trigger” Conflict
  • \n
  • Conflict Prevention
  • \n
  • Conflict Resolution
  • \n
  • Long-Distance Parenting
  • \n
  • Never Married Parents
  • \n
  • Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren
  • \n
  • New Relationships and Your Children
  • \n
  • Stress Management
  • \n
  • Legal Terms
  • \n
\n

Class Schedule

\n

Classes are offered throughout each month, typically on Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

\n

Please call our office to register

\n

(276) 634-2910

\n

We understand that many parents have hectic schedules that are difficult to accommodate, so we can offer smaller classes a case-by-case basis. If registering for a smaller class, please have dates that you are available to attend when you call to register.

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  • Started in 1972 by the persistent efforts of a citizen committee headed by Jane Bassett Spilman
  • \n
  • ANCHOR I for boys was first
  • \n
  • ANCHOR II for girls in 1973
  • \n
  • Expanded several times through the 1990\’s
  • \n
  • Services included Outreach, Family Preservation, Family Group Home and Wilderness Program
  • \n
\n

ANCHOR Today

\n
    \n
  • ANCHOR Group Home/Shelter Care – for boys
  • \n
  • Outreach/Surveillance and GPS
  • \n
  • Seven Challenges Substance Use Treatment
  • \n
  • Brief Challenges
  • \n
  • Aggression Replacement Training
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ANCHOR Mission Statement

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The mission of ANCHOR is to provide a new chance for youth in our community. While they remain close to home, ANCHOR provides comprehensive care and individualized treatment  to assist youth and their families in achieving optimal health and well-being.

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The Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes class curriculum was developed to help parents focus on the responsibilities of parenting from separate households and keeping children out of the middle of parental conflict. The curriculum covers different models of parenting from separate homes and common co-parenting challenges. It helps parents to be aware of the effects of separation and divorce on their children and the importance of providing for the financial needs of their children. It also provides parents with a variety of options for resolving conflicts. The curriculum was developed in 1995 and revised in 2013 to include the most current information for class participants.

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The Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes curriculum meets the requirements of the Code of Virginia.

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Topics Discussed

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  • How Children Feel About Family Violence
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  • What Children Need and Don’t Need
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  • Financial Responsibilities
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  • Co-Parenting and Parallel Parenting
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  • Parenting Styles
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  • Discipline
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  • Household Responsibilities
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  • Children’s Self-Esteem and Resiliency
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  • Points to Remember for Successful Communication
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  • Active Listening
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  • Managing Your Anger
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  • Recognizing and Managing Your Child’s Anger
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  • Issues That May “Trigger” Conflict
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  • Conflict Prevention
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  • Conflict Resolution
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  • Long-Distance Parenting
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  • Never Married Parents
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  • Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren
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  • New Relationships and Your Children
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  • Stress Management
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Class Schedule

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Classes are offered each month, typically on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm.

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Please call our office directly at

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(276) 634-2910 to register.

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We understand that many parents have hectic schedules, so we do offer smaller classes on weekdays on an as needed basis. If registering for one of the classes, please have dates that you are available to attend when you call to register.

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Meet our Team

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Ricky Walker

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Executive Director

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Ricky is a life long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

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Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition (DFMHC) and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

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Turonne Hunt

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Director – Transitional Day Program

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Turonne Hunt is currently the director of the ANCHOR Transitional Day Program. She has held that position since 2018. She has 15 years of experience working in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Radford University. Her goal is to build relationships and collaborate with families, students, and the community to ensure that students are successful as they grow and strive to reach their goals.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Robin Campbell

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Director of Administrative Services

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Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

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A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

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Tim Bredamus

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Counselor

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Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

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Catherleen Dillard

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USDA Manager, Group Home/Shelter Care Leader

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Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

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Mike Kirby

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Group Home / Shelter Care Supervisor

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Michael Kirby (Mike) is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County. He has been employed at Anchor Commission since 2008 and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He works part-time at the Martinsville City Sheriff\’s Office as a Correctional Officer. He is happily married to his wife, Naylene and they have 3 children & 1 grandchild.  His goal is to continue to improve and expand the services that ANCHOR provides to our community.  His desire is to see all adolescents succeed in life.

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Danny Wimmer

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OutReach/GPS Coordinator

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Danny came to work for the Anchor Commission in March of 2016.  Danny comes to the Anchor Commission after retiring from the Martinsville Police Department.  Danny retired after 27 years of service with the Police Department at the rank of Lieutenant.  Danny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College as well as an Associate Degree in Police Science from Danville Community College.  Danny is married to his wife Elizabeth and they have two daughters and one granddaughter.  Danny enjoys hunting and playing golf in his spare time, but especially likes to spend time with his granddaughter.

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In addition to our full time employees and the GPS Coordinator listed above, ANCHOR is also very fortunate to employ a great cadre of part-time staff who are vital to completing our mission.

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Terrence Draper – GH/SC Leader

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Anthony Lanier – GH/SC Leader

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Tony Mayes – GH/SC Leader

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James Preston – GH/SC Leader

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Corey Pettus – GH/SC Leader

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John Quinlan – GH/SC Leader

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Judy Roland – Food Prep for Transitional Day Program and Group Home

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Meet our Team

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Ricky Walker

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Executive Director

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Ricky is a life long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

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Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition (DFMHC) and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

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Turonne Hunt

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Director – Transitional Day Program

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Turonne Hunt is currently the director of the ANCHOR Transitional Day Program. She has held that position since 2018. She has 15 years of experience working in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Radford University. Her goal is to build relationships and collaborate with families, students, and the community to ensure that students are successful as they grow and strive to reach their goals.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Robin Campbell

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Director of Administrative Services

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Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

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A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

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Paige Belton

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Case Manager

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Paige is a transplant to the Martinsville-Henry County Area. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from The University of North Carolina and studied abroad extensively, working with school-age children and young adults as a Global Work with Immigrant Kids Scholar in Belgium and Scotland. Before joining ANCHOR, she worked with local governmental and nonprofit agencies in coordinating youth development and child welfare investigations for several years. She resides in Bassett and enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteering in the area. Her focus at ANCHOR is to successfully motivate and support each resident on their path to reaching both their short and long-term goals. She hopes to continue to strengthen and improve the programs we offer  to the juvenile population and their families.

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Tim Bredamus

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Counselor

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Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

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Catherleen Dillard

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USDA Manager, Group Home/Shelter Care Leader

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Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

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Mike Kirby

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Group Home / Shelter Care Supervisor

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Michael Kirby (Mike) is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County. He has been employed at Anchor Commission since 2008 and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He works part-time at the Martinsville City Sheriff\’s Office as a Correctional Officer. He is happily married to his wife, Naylene and they have 3 children & 1 grandchild.  His goal is to continue to improve and expand the services that ANCHOR provides to our community.  His desire is to see all adolescents succeed in life.

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Danny Wimmer

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OutReach/GPS Coordinator

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Danny came to work for the Anchor Commission in March of 2016.  Danny comes to the Anchor Commission after retiring from the Martinsville Police Department.  Danny retired after 27 years of service with the Police Department at the rank of Lieutenant.  Danny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College as well as an Associate Degree in Police Science from Danville Community College.  Danny is married to his wife Elizabeth and they have two daughters and one granddaughter.  Danny enjoys hunting and playing golf in his spare time, but especially likes to spend time with his granddaughter.

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In addition to our full time employees and the GPS Coordinator listed above, ANCHOR is also very fortunate to employ a great cadre of part-time staff who are vital to completing our mission.

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Terrence Draper – GH/SC Leader

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Anthony Lanier – GH/SC Leader

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Tony Mayes – GH/SC Leader

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James Preston – GH/SC Leader

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Corey Pettus – GH/SC Leader

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John Quinlan – GH/SC Leader

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Judy Roland – Food Prep for Transitional Day Program and Group Home

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The ANCHOR Outreach Detention/Surveillance staff has adopted the following mission statement:

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ANCHOR strives to provide services to children placed in the Outreach Detention/Surveillance Program by the Juvenile Court system that will keep the children trouble-free, available to the court, and avoid the need for secure detention and/or placement in other institutions outside their community.

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Purpose

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The ANCHOR Outreach Detention/Surveillance Program is designed to provide supervision for youths, both male and female, which reside in their homes. It is the philosophy of this program that with added accountability, daily support, and intervention, there is an increased opportunity for avoiding detention or removal of a child from the home. Therapeutic potential of Outreach Detention/Surveillance exists when coupled with the following:

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Monitoring services provided to the court service unit for juveniles that need extra attention to keep them at home and in the community instead of in detention.  Involves ANCHOR staff checking on them in several Face-to- Face contacts each week and in many cases using GPS technology to keep track of their locations and activities.  We serve approx. 65 area kids each year with this service.

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This program saves the localities of Henry County, Martinsville and Patrick County thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

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Purpose

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This program saves the localities of Henry County,  Patrick County and the City of Martinsville, thousands of dollars each year by keeping them in the community instead of paying to house them in other localities.

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The Seven Challenges – Brief™, also known as \”Brief Challenges\”, is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®.

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A new therapy intervention that is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®, which is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Brief Challenges is designed for youth who have a known or suspected drug problem and involves four individual sessions lasting approximately one hour each. Brief Challenges is designed to serve three functions:

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Brief therapy intervention for drug problems

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Brief Challenges Process

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The four Brief Challenges sessions are always facilitated one on one — that is, between one counselor and one client. During Brief Challenges sessions, information is gathered in a sequential fashion, with the counselor and the young person working together in The Brief Challenges My Story .  This book incorporates readings from The Seven Challenges, written process extracted from The Seven Challenges Journals and activities from The Seven Challenges Activity Book . The basic skills taught in Brief Challenges are extracted from training for The Seven Challenges® Program.

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Meet our Team

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Ricky Walker

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Executive Director

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Ricky is a life long resident of Martinsville and Henry County.  He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff\’s Office, where he retired at the rank of Major.  Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.

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Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition (DFMHC) and the Community Recovery Program Board.  He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 34 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.

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Turonne Hunt

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Director – Transitional Day Program

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Turonne Hunt is currently the director of the ANCHOR Transitional Day Program. She has held that position since 2018. She has 15 years of experience working in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Radford University. Her goal is to build relationships and collaborate with families, students, and the community to ensure that students are successful as they grow and strive to reach their goals.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Robin Campbell

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Director of Administrative Services

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Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.

\n

A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.

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Tim Bredamus

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Counselor

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Tim has always wanted to help people.  Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion.  From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people.  He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR.  Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19.  They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting.  Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.

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Catherleen Dillard

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USDA Manager, Group Home/Shelter Care Leader

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Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va.,  where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.

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Mike Kirby

\n

Group Home / Shelter Care Supervisor

\n

Michael Kirby (Mike) is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County. He has been employed at Anchor Commission since 2008 and is currently the Group Home Supervisor.  He works part-time at the Martinsville City Sheriff\’s Office as a Correctional Officer. He is happily married to his wife, Naylene and they have 3 children & 1 grandchild.  His goal is to continue to improve and expand the services that ANCHOR provides to our community.  His desire is to see all adolescents succeed in life.

\n \"Danny\n

Danny Wimmer

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OutReach/GPS Coordinator

\n

Danny came to work for the Anchor Commission in March of 2016.  Danny comes to the Anchor Commission after retiring from the Martinsville Police Department.  Danny retired after 27 years of service with the Police Department at the rank of Lieutenant.  Danny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College as well as an Associate Degree in Police Science from Danville Community College.  Danny is married to his wife Elizabeth and they have two daughters and one granddaughter.  Danny enjoys hunting and playing golf in his spare time, but especially likes to spend time with his granddaughter.

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In addition to our full time employees and the GPS Coordinator listed above, ANCHOR is also very fortunate to employ a great cadre of part-time staff who are vital to completing our mission.

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Tierra Dillard – GH/SC Leader

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Terrence Draper – GH/SC Leader

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Anthony Lanier – GH/SC Leader

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Tony Mayes – GH/SC Leader

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James Preston – GH/SC Leader

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Brandi Penn – GH/SC Leader

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John Quinlan – GH/SC Leader

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Judy Roland – Food Prep for Transitional Day Program and Group Home

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Keana Taylor – GH/SC Leader

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Lee Ford Camp was created by a donation of the land by Heck and Mattie Ford in memory of their son, Lee Ford, who died serving his country just after WW II.  Lee Ford Camp was deeded to ANCHOR in 1999 by the Martinsville Kiwanis Club, but has been in existence since the early 1950’s. There were many weekly camps held there for decades through the early 1990\’s, especially in the summers, thanks to many groups like the Charity League and the Kiwanis Club.   Lee Ford Camp is a 17-acre camp with a 1.5 acre lake, several picnic areas with tables, a large lodge (for up to 50 people – complete with full kitchen, full bathroom and screened in back porch), two bunkhouses which will accommodate up to 36 people (each with full bathrooms), a small cabin (w/ a half bath) and a climbing/rappelling tower.  In addition to the bunkhouses there are at least 6 primitive camping spots on the property as well that will accommodate several tents.  The climbing tower is one of the only, and nicest, in our region.  The lake can be used for fishing (catch and release), we have equipment for canoeing and swimming (these last two activities must be supervised by a lifeguard).  There is a baseball field for games and lots of area for hiking.  It is an oasis in the middle of our community! The camp provides area youth and families a recreational opportunity promoting individual and group learning within a natural environment.

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The budget for this property operates solely off donations and fees. We currently ask for $100 donation per day/event to use the Lodge, $150 if you are staying overnight (The two bunkhouses will sleep up to 36) and to use the climbing/rappelling tower is $200 per ½ day and $400 for the whole day.  Lee Ford Camp is in good shape, but we are constantly working to improve it and if any group wants to do a work day there, we will let them use the camp free of charge!

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Lee Ford Camp was created by a donation of the land by Heck and Mattie Ford in memory of their son, Lee Ford, who died serving his country just after WW II.  Lee Ford Camp was deeded to ANCHOR in 1999 by the Martinsville Kiwanis Club, but has been in existence since the early 1950’s. There were many weekly camps held there for decades through the early 1990\’s, especially in the summers, thanks to many groups like the Charity League and the Kiwanis Club.   Lee Ford Camp is a 17-acre camp with a 1.5 acre lake, several picnic areas with tables, a large lodge (for up to 50 people – complete with full kitchen, full bathroom and screened in back porch), two bunkhouses which will accommodate up to 36 people (each with full bathrooms), a small cabin (w/ a half bath) and a climbing/rappelling tower.  In addition to the bunkhouses there are at least 6 primitive camping spots on the property as well that will accommodate several tents.  The climbing tower is one of the only, and nicest, in our region.  The lake can be used for fishing (catch and re