Anchor Homes, Inc is a 501c3 non-profit corporation that operates a faith-based recovery program. Our mission is one of great priority. We believe in helping people of all races, nationality, social class, religion, gender, and language, with recovery programming and housing. We believe that the answer to addiction is Jesus Christ. Whether people accept Jesus Christ as their savior, does not affect their needs, and will not affect our actions. It is the action of loving one another as Jesus loves us, that will open the door to their hearts for Jesus to walk into.
Our FAMS program is officially available for applicants. Last Year 4 people received scholarships. This program will allow fathers and mothers to leave our program with an even greater chance of success. 5 more accepted participants will have their housing paid for, while attending school. This is a collaboration between Ten Up Ministries, Inc, Anchor Homes, Inc, Bridge Valley Technical College, and Ben Franklin Career School.
Give Him Praise, continues to be the greatest night of the month. As we are blessed to have a recovery meeting that gives our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the Praise and recognition for our sobriety. We come together and fellowship. We hear and give testimonies. We listen to a message from God, on recovery. We worship together. We celebrate our clean time and the participant's completing various phases of their treatment.
Mr. Withrow, BSN serves as our NEW Director for Anchor Homes. He has varied experience, from being a nurse in a busy Emergency Room Hospital, to being a Peer Support Specialist at The Rock Ministries. He rebuilt The Rock Ministries after there was a change in middle management and now he has been tasked with supervising our Huntington Sober Homes. Justin is the first person to ever hold the position of Anchor Homes Director, outside of the founder. He holds on tightly to one of our core values that prioritizing one's family life, and practicing self-care , helps to maintain an appropriate life balance.
Mr. Sowards serves as an Assistant Director of Anchor Homes. He is a testiment to the effectiveness of the program. He worked the program to the letter of the contract, and is a good role model because he doesn't ask the participants to do something that he hasn't done or wouldn't do. He is devoted to the program and to Ten Up Ministries Church. He teaches his guys how to be self-sufficient and shows them the Love that Jesus teaches us to show. After graduating the program, Mr. Sowards accepted a position as a specimen technician , where he worked for six months while waiting for his eligibility to become a Peer Recovery Support Specialist.
Mr. Alderman serves as an Assistant Director of Anchor Homes. He is a product of the typical struggle with addiction. Sometimes you have to just keep getting that white tag and keep getting that white tag until it holds. He knows all the paths of recovery, and has spent many years of doing it wrong, so now he knows how to do it right. He does a great job of leading the participants by example. He has experience at Anchor Homes as a participant, Recovery Point, Oxford House, and others. He has been with Anchor for over 2 years. First as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist with our Prep Program. Then he switched to the Long-term side. He quickly earned the title of Head Coach. Anchor is lucky to still have his dedication and dependability.
Ms. Topping is the newest member of our Team. Although she is not new to the family. Ms. Topping is a graduate of Anchor Homes recovery program. Following her graduation, she worked as a receptionist and then as a Recovery Coach for Anchor Project Center. It was during this time that her Leadership skills became noticeable. This picture with her son is very appropriate. You do not have to know Ms. Topping long, to know how much she loves her son.
Heather started her path in recovery at Recovery Point. She worked in the Peer Mentor office. This is where she realized that she wanted to help others to get what she has been given. She started at Anchor over 2 years ago. She has served in several administrative roles as well as roles that she was providing services to clients. No matter what she sets her mind to, she masters' it.