Our participatory grantmaking alters the traditional process of philanthropic giving by empowering service providers and community-based organizations to define the strategy around a specific issue area or population.
Launched by The Providence Center in 2010, Anchor Recovery Community Centers focus on a peer-to-peer support model to help those living with substance use disorders maintain long-term recovery, improve social connectedness, improve self-sufficiency, and live healthier lives.
By incorporating support and guidance from those with similar lived experiences and offering various different program options, Anchor encourages participants to succeed in their recovery in their own way. The Anchor“family” of programs has grown and now includes two new program initiatives, AnchorED and Anchor MORE. These programs aim to engage high-risk, high-need individuals and connect them to appropriate services that will treat their addiction, support them in their recovery, and help them engage the healthcare system in productive ways.