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Huck House Youth Award Winner Sharon Bivens

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 […]

Homeless Youth – Key Statistics

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 / awilson@westsidestar.net   “Juveniles are just 24 […]

What does it feel like to be homeless?

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 […]

Youth Homelessness | By: Kyra Crockett

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 […]

We Can Go ANYWHERE, 20th Annual Youth Awards

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 […]

First Date vs. Reality

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 […]