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 […]
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
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 […]
Our five-member youth outreach team has added to the list of ways they can help young people. They were recently authorized by the Community Shelter Board to certify homelessness. Without this certification, young people have a hard time accessing alternative housing such as rapid re-housing or permanent supportive housing. Usually, individuals must stay in an […]
April is the month to SLEEP OUT! Beyond the 2nd annual Sleep Out! taking place on Friday, April 12th at COSI, Huckleberry House’s proven programs will benefit from sleepers at Bexley High School and The Wellington School. Read below to learn more about these two upcoming events helping to end youth homelessness in our community. […]
Written by Darla Bardine|March 11, 2019 Recent Poll Reveals Disparity Between Wanting to Help Homeless Youths and Understanding the Scope of Youth Homelessness in America The National Network for Youth believes in the importance of tapping into key data that will help drive the mission to end youth homelessness forward. This past February, we partnered with […]
This week is National Safe Place Week, a week that not many may know about, but is very important. Around a year ago, I was on my way to Louisville, KY to learn about Safe Place. I was recently informed that I was selected to be a Columbus Foundation Summer Fellow, and my placement was at […]
New Leaders Council is a 501 (c) (3) public charity dedicated to educating a new generation of leaders and to providing those leaders with the tools they need to succeed. Why is your team sleeping out on April 12th, 2019? To be a part of an effort to raise awareness and money for a growing and […]
Columbus Gives Back is a nonprofit committed to making volunteering easy, accessible, and fun for young adults in the Columbus community. They have a team of employees and volunteers that are coming together to Sleep Out! and support our mission. Why is your team sleeping out on April 12th, 2019? Columbus Gives Back is […]