History

We would like to share a few things about the history of Anchor Christian Homes. The organization was established as the Anchor Canadian Reformed Association for the Handicapped. We are a registered charity run by a Board of Directors. Our basis is Holy Scripture, as summarized in the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Canons of Dort.

1976

In 1976 a group of Canadian Reformed parents met in Hamilton, Ontario to discuss the possibility of setting up a home for the care and support of their children with special needs. Most of these individuals with a disability lived in their parental homes, while some lived in institutions or other group homes.

Over time, it became clear that there was a need for consistency. It was determined that, as an extension of the ministry of mercy, the church would assist in this care.

The Anchor Association was established seeking to support individuals with developmental disabilities, providing suitable housing in a group setting.

1980

In 1980 Anchor Summer Camp was started to provide relief to parents and create an enjoyable time for the participants. Today some 60 participants with a disability, supported by as many volunteers, have the opportunity to enjoy 12 days at the beautiful Campfire! property in Markdale, Ontario.

1983

Incorporated as the Anchor Canadian Reformed Association for the Handicapped, a registered charity

1986

First home opened: Anchor Home in Beamsville (now known as Grimsby), Ontario

2002

Second home opened: Twin Oaks in Burlington, Ontario

2003

The Anchor Association welcomed the United Reformed churches to its membership.

2004

Third home opened: Beacon Home in Dunnville, Ontario

2008

Fourth home opened: The Lighthouse in Fergus, Ontario

2015

Fifth home opened: Harbour Home in Hamilton, Ontario

2023

The name of the organization was changed to Anchor Christian Homes.

2023

Sixth Home is purchased in Guelph Ontario

Contact Us

Head Office

Administrative Address:
Anchor Christian Homes
361 Thirty Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 0L1
Tel:  905-563-6524
Fax:  289-438-8657

Bookkeeper:
Hannie Fledderus

Secretary:
Tanya DeJager

Executive Director:
Ewout DeGelder
Tel: 905-563-6524

Public Relations Committee:
prcommittee@anchorchristianhomes.ca

Anchor Camp

Email: anchorsummercamp@gmail.com

Jack & Marlene VanRootselaar
Tel: 289-880-6258

Helen Dorgeloos
Tel: 905-701-4577

 

Board

Chairman:
Sibrand Stulp

Treasurer:
Arjaan de visser

Homes

Anchor Home
Phone: 905-­563-­8641
Manager: Harriet Vaisanen

Beacon Home
Phone: 905-­701-­4446
Manager: Marlene VanRootselaar

Harbour Home
Phone: 289-­426­-5141
Manager: Christina Wolfraim

The Lighthouse
Phone: 519-­787-7725
Manager: Jeannette Bos

Twin Oaks
Phone: 905­-635­-4129
Manager: Grace Towe

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