Introducing Your Place
In October 2022, Caritas Anchor House became Your Place. Why? Our research showed that by changing our name we could reach more people who need us and raise more money to support them.
Why we've changed our name
Our change from Caritas Anchor House to Your Place is part of our ongoing evolution as a growing charity. Above all, Your Place is about focusing on each person and their individual needs as they regain a sense of ownership over their lives.
Our new name shows each person who comes through our doors that we’re really here for them. It’s their place to feel safe, to feel their feet on the ground, to start again. We’re a community of people and services that supports that person’s journey to a better place.
We can’t end homelessness for everyone overnight, but we can help to solve it one person at a time.
"This place gave me my life back. My journey has been drastic, but I’ve managed to go back and get my degree in psychological sciences. Whatever I end up doing, hopefully it’ll be something to help other people."
Like many residents at Your Place, Krista found the care and support she needed to rebuild her life.
Alan Williams, sm - Bishop of Brentwood
Support us to help more people
"After 60 years of serving the community of east London, it is only natural that a charity should evolve. Homelessness must be tackled with love and compassion, and, renaming the charity ‘Your Place’ does exactly that. It offers dignity and respect to some of society’s most vulnerable people."
How you can support us
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