Hurricane Michael Hits Us Hard

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Anchorage Children’s Home was in the direct path of Hurricane Michael, the most devastating Category 5 Hurricane to hit the Florida panhandle. By the grace of God, all youth were safe, but our shelter and transitional living facilities sustained severe damage and were unlivable for months after the storm.

Due to the generosity of many community members and construction crews, Anchorage was able to reopen its doors a little more than 4 months after the storm.


Updated: 04/07/2019

February 2019
Anchorage Children’s Home is excited to announce that “Hidle House”, Anchorage’s 24 hour Emergency Youth Shelter is back up and running and fully operational to serve the needs of homeless, abused and runaway youth. Special thanks to Stop Loss, Reliant South and Sheegog Roofing for all the hard work and dedication to make our shelter rebuild a top priority.


April 2019
Anchorage Children’s Home is making progress for new Transitional Living Program housing to serve the needs of homeless teens, including pregnant teenage mothers, in our community. Anchorage is seeking new donations of household and furniture items to operate the program. For a copy of our most recent needs list for the Transitional Living Program, please click HERE.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to support Anchorage, please visit our DONATE NOW page or mail a check payable to Anchorage Children’s Home, 2121 Lisenby Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405 Attn: Brooke Bullard.


Hurricane Michael Damages


While Anchorage Children's Home does obtain federal and state funding through grants and contracts to serve at-risk and abused, neglected and abandoned children; these funding sources frequently require private matching funds and do not provide enough support to pay for the total cost of essential services.

The generous financial support by our community partners and private individuals is critical to our ability to continue to be an Anchor for today's children and strengthen tomorrow's families.

To make a secure online donation, please click on the "DONATE" button above and you can be an Anchor for Today’s Children…Strengthening Tomorrow’s Families.