Recovery Through Faith

The Anchorage is a faith-based ministry focused on the recovery of men suffering from alcohol and drug addictions.  The Anchorage approach to treatment for alcohol and drug abuse has proven highly successful for over 70 years.  Thousands of alumni lead a successful and fulfilled life today that began with a stay at The Anchorage.

The Anchorage Program

The Anchorage program has been providing freedom from addiction to men for over 70 years.  If you or someone you know is in need of treatment for addiction, click the link below to learn more about the program and take the first steps to recovery.

About the Program

How You Can Get Involved

Call (229) 435-5692 Or Contact Us to get Involved

Pooled Income Fund

The Pooled Income Fund is an investment vehicle where a donor may help insure The Anchorage’s long-term stability while still retaining the income from their donation. When a donation is made, the donor receives a charitable tax deduction for the remainder interest. Each quarter the donor will receive a proportionate share of all income generated by the fund, for life. After the donor’s death, the remainder of the donation will pass to the Anchorage Endowment Trust, which is a perpetual fund dedicated to supporting the ongoing charitable purposes of The Anchorage. The Pooled Income Fund in professionally managed by Concord Trust of Dallas TX.

Project List

The Anchorage has many needs.  Below is a list of ongoing projects that could use the help of you or your organization.

  • Picnic Tables
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Large Heavy Duty Grill and Smoker

Everyday Needs List

Below is a list of ongoing everyday needs. If you or your organization are able to donate any of the items on this list, please let us know and drop them by our main office.

  • Twin Bed Sheets
  • Standard Size Bed Pillows
  • 3’ Florescent Light Bulbs
  • 8.5.11 Copy Paper
  • 6x24x2 Heavy Duty Air Filters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Mop/Brooms
  • Standard Size Composition Books (Single Subject)
  • Cooking Oil
  • Cheese
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Lawn Chairs

Who We Are

The Anchorage is a faith-based ministry.  Our program is reliant on Biblical principles to guide us in therapy with about 50 men in the program.  We believe that a relationship with Jesus Christ is foundational to successfully overcoming alcohol and drug dependencies.  Without the Divine intervention and the power of the Holy Spirit our program has no power to be an agent of change for men’s lives.

   We are also a ministry of Faith.  We trust God to provide the resources to keep this ministry operating.  God has been faithful to sustain The Anchorage for over 60 years!  There have been times our faith has been tested, but God has always been faithful to support His work.

   What does it cost to enter The Anchorage?  We charge a nominal admission fee.  There are no other costs to the men in the program or their families.  Many could not afford to pay.  We are dependent on the faithful giving of God’s people to provide our needs.   We are supported by churches, individuals, and foundations.

   The Anchorage is a 501C(3) incorporated in the state of Georgia.  We accept no federal or state funds.

Our Story

 The Anchorage has deep roots in the community and the word of Christ. Our story began in 1953, when the Hudson Malone Sunday School Class of the First United Methodist Church of Albany faced the challenge of trying to aid a person with alcoholism. After several unsuccessful attempts, the group located a Christ-based alcohol rehab center, Bethel Colony of Mercy, in Lenoir, North Carolina. The man entered the facility where he received spiritual counseling. The teaching opened his eyes to his need for Christ to replace his need for alcohol.

   The Sunday school class soon recognized the need for such a program in Southwest Georgia. They established and incorporated The Anchorage, Inc. in Albany, GA.  In 1987, the program was expanded to accommodate all substance addictions. The program relies on contributions from individuals, churches, businesses, civic groups, and foundations.

   The impact of the ministry has grown beyond our roots in Southwest Georgia and we have alumni all across the United States. To date, The Anchorage has served over 14,000 men.

   The Anchorage, Inc. is a vital ministry which needs your prayers and financial contributions to continue to provide a place of refuge and recovery for those caught in the bondage of addiction. To God be the Glory!

Fundraising Events

In addition to your donations and volunteer support, The Anchorage is supported by the following annual events.  We appreciate your participation and cherish our ability to hold these events for our local community.

Anchor Open

Our annual golf tournament held at Doublegate Country Club.  Sign up to play or become a sponsor below.

Anchorage Pheasant Hunt

Each January, The Anchorage holds it’s annual Pheasant Hunt.  Click the link below for details.

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