Cecil entered Huck House’s Transitional Living Program (TLP) after staying with various family members due to unstable housing. He was a senior in high school but his doubt, depression, anxiety and lack of stable housing made it difficult to focus on school. During his time in TLP, Cecil worked hard to improve himself.
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Sharon was removed from her home at a very young age due to physical abuse and spent most of her childhood bouncing between various family members’ homes. Sharon always felt like no one wanted her and did not think there was a point to trying to make any situation work. Feeling unwanted made Sharon angry […]
The article below, from Lake News Online, focuses on youth homelessness in Missouri, but contains national statistics worth sharing. To read the full article go to http://www.lakenewsonline.com/news/20170329/how-we-got-here-why-our-youth-wind-up-homeless How We Got Here: Why our youth wind up ‘homeless’ By Amy Wilson, Natalie Sanders, Cody Mroczka, Corbin Kottmann and Dan Field / email@example.com “Juveniles are just 24 […]
We have too many kids falling through cracks that we’ve created. Youth fall fast and hard into poverty on their 18th birthday. Just look at the number of transition age youth in the adult homeless shelter if you want evidence that we are not doing as well as we think. Last year almost 1,000 people […]
Chakhinia “Chi Chi” Galbraith, 18 years old, is a self-taught artist who has enjoyed art since she was a young child. Ironically, when Chi Chi would get in to trouble, her mother would make her do art as a punishment. She now uses it as a past time to escape reality. Chi Chi’s favorite area […]
Imagine being somewhere (like school, work, community center or a library) and not knowing where you are going next when it is time for those doors to close. Imagine riding the COTA bus for hours just to use up some of your idle time. Imagine having no consistent support system to lean on when things […]
Check out these healthy and delicious recipes from Local Matters! Guacamole Homemade Macaroni and Cheese with Steamed Broccoli Pineapple Carrot Muffins Turkey Tacos Vegetable and Cheese Frittata
20th Annual Youth Awards Presented by Huck House Tuesday, May 30, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Grange Insurance Headquarters, 671 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206 The Youth Awards recognize and celebrate youth who have dealt with some of the most difficult problems imaginable. Issues like abuse, violence, neglect, poverty, and homelessness. Community organizations […]
While it would be nice to have a clearly written assessment of a potential new partner at the first date, this is not reality. Imagine a first date. You arrive in a carefully-selected outfit at a casual restaurant to meet your date. Over dinner, you talk about your hobbies, work, and family. Conversation is […]
Now that the holiday season is over and the new year has begun, I want to take a moment to reflect on the Holidays and 2016 at Huck House.