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How do we solve youth homelessness?

“We have to integrate fundamental change in our systemic approach to a number of things like education, like poverty,” Huckleberry House’s executive director Becky Westerfelt told the audience attending a panel discussion, “The Unexpected Face of Homelessness: Teens on the Street,” hosted by the Columbus Metropolitan Club.

During the discussion, Becky challenged attendees to start thinking of youth homelessness as the community’s issue and asked everyone to get involved.

In an effort to continue the theme of broader community engagement, we are holding a small open house/lunch at the Huck House crisis shelter for people who may be interested in thinking about how people not in the “system” can support the work. The framing question will focus on how to make it easier for kids to access help and how we use community resources to address youth homelessness. Read more

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Huck House Alumni Event

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In 47 years, many incredible people have walked through the doors of Huck House. Join us to reconnect with former staff, board members, and volunteers….

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Rooks Tavern, 195 Chittenden Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201

 

We want to hear from you, whether you are able to attend or not. Please take a moment to fill out this questionnaire.

If you would like to stop at Huck House to tour the shelter and carriage house, staff will be happy to greet you before or after the event. An RSVP is appreciated but not required. Contact Sonya Thesing, development director, at sthesing@huck-house.org or (614) 298-4103.

 

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It’s Giving Tuesday!

We hope you will consider making a gift to Huck House today. With the holiday season here, you’re gift can bring a much needed dose of comfort and joy to young people struggling to overcome some tough obstacles, like homelessness, abuse, and neglect. With your support, we can make the season a bit brighter, and we can help our community’s youth find the hope, resources, and support they need to set a new, positive direction for 2017.

Best wishes, the Huck House Team.

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Introducing our New Site! And, Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and welcome to our new site! We are very proud to announce a revamp of our website, and we hope you enjoy the new look and feel. Please feel free to leave comments, as we would love to know what you think!

Have a beautiful day!