Founded in June 2018, Anne’s Anchor is a 501(c) nonprofit organization, based in Bowling Green, Missouri, providing a faith-based, structured home environment to pregnant and newly parenting women.
Anne’s Anchor was established to provide a stable home environment and the opportunity to learn basic life skills for pregnant and newly parenting women (our residents) in the Pike County, Missouri area. Our goal is to break generational cycles of the reliance on government assistance such as WIC, SNAP, Medicaid, state childcare assistance, and more.
Our Mission Statement
To provide a safe, welcoming community for pregnant women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We empower women to learn and develop the life, job and parenting skills necessary to live a healthy and complete life – for the good of themselves and for their babies. We provide the housing, tools and support to transform lives. Anne's Anchor will help set life in motion again - helping individuals and families heal and become whole."
Anne’s Anchor will provide a structured home environment by creating a specific life plan for each resident. This life plan will include a set of SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound) goals, a plan on how to accomplish those goals, and milestones along the way.
Anne’s Anchor will also provide support for continued education and opportunities for learning life skills, such as cooking, housekeeping, small business skills, and more. By providing this structure and various learning opportunities, Anne’s Anchor will empower and help build skillsets for the residents so they can become a model employee, active community member, financially secure, maintain positive relationships, and be self-sufficient. Upon graduation, our residents will move to permanent housing.
We are currently seeking donations to purchase a home, curriculum and to pay staff salaries. We are a 501(c) tax exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible. Once we have a permanent location, donations will also be eligible for the Missouri Tax Credit.
Our Board Members
- Carie Capps
- Paulette Bruch
- Michelle Nacke
Our Advisory Committee
- Rachel Bierly
- Carol Deters
- Lori Pfautsch
If you would like more information, refer to our Contact Us page for various ways to reach us.