We would like to share a few things about the history of the Anchor Canadian Reformed Association for the Handicapped, also known as the Anchor Association. 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.
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.