By Leslie Scott, MSSA, LSW, CTP-C Professional Development Coordinator For the past 50 years, Huckleberry House has prided itself on being an expert in adolescent and young adult care. Our driving force is our commitment to our clients. This year, we expanded our commitment to our clients by starting a new adventure — […]
About Victoria Alesi
Victoria Alesi is the Development Associate at Huckleberry House. As development associate, Victoria manages the volunteer program, in-kind donations and uses her expertise with messaging and social media to tell the Huck House story.
A Columbus Foundation Summer Fellow and a YWCA Leadership for Social Change Fellow, Victoria looks forward to being an advocate for an inclusive and active central Ohio community. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a BFA in dance and a BA in world economics and business. Victoria loves to travel with friends and family in her free time, especially to Barcelona, Spain, because she speaks fluent Spanish.
Entries by Victoria Alesi
One of the greatest barriers to achieving a high school degree can be unstable housing and homelessness. According to the 2019 Building a Grad Nation Report, the national high school graduation rate for all students has increased from 71% in 2001 to nearly 85% in 2017. In comparison, only 78% of low-income students and 64% […]
City of Upper Arlington Fire Division is now a designated a Safe Place in the central Ohio community. The buildings will display the yellow and black Safe Place sign, which signifies immediate help and safety for youth. It is estimated over one million youth run away from home each year due to abuse, neglect, family […]
Violet Township Fire Department stations are each now a designated Safe Place in the central Ohio community. The buildings will display the yellow and black Safe Place sign, which signifies immediate help and safety for youth. It is estimated over one million youth run away from home each year due to abuse, neglect, family conflicts […]
By Leslie Scott, MSSA LSW CTP-C My name is Leslie and I am the new Professional Development Coordinator at Huck House. I have been with Huck House since 2016, as a crisis counselor and an intern. I have been a licensed social worker in Ohio since 2015 but have over six years’ experience working in […]
By Leslie Scott, MSSA LSW CTP-C “Even though it’s uncomfortable, we need to talk about homelessness.” – Transitional Age Homeless Youth In 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $6.1 million to the Community Shelter Board through the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. Unlike previous programs that have under taken to end […]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month One in five children in the United States has a mental health condition. That’s one in five children in a homeroom class, on a baseball team or on the street where you live. That child, in fact, may be your own. But there’s HOPE. Helping our children’s mental health […]
One afternoon per month, you will find Janet Soltis in the Huckleberry House crisis shelter’s kitchen, baking with teenagers. The teenagers are there because they are experiencing some sort of crisis – neglect, abuse, homelessness, stress at home. Janet is there because she believes that “what the youth really need is to know that someone […]
GIVE Yoga exists to build community around yoga for the good of the individual and the good of the world. GIVE Yoga is committed to Giving Yoga, Improving Strong Communities, and Developing Leaders. To fulfill this commitment, Huck House has been chosen as a partner nonprofit to which they will provide yoga to our transitional […]