Entries by Victoria Alesi

Knock Out Poverty

Last year, United Way of Central Ohio and 40 community partners raised over $260,000 to Knock Out Poverty together! This year, the team has expanded to more than 70 players, and there are even more ways for us all to win. It is a two-week friendly fundraising competition with opportunities for organizations to win up […]

Walk with a Doc

Three of our young people (ages 17-22) in our Transitional Living Program participated last night in a walk and conversation with a health specialist. The topic was stress reduction, which is very difficult for our young people who have been recently homeless and/or victims of domestic violence. The therapist had them identify their stress tolerance […]

Give The Best You Can #ExpectMore

Article written by: Kristine Levine I was five years old when my mom took off with me to the coast. She said she needed a do-over. We were starting fresh, with no belongings, no toys, no furniture. She said we had empty hands so that we could catch new blessings. We also had empty pockets, and […]

“Why I am Thankful for Huck House” by Jessica Barwell

On April 20, I participated in the first annual “Sleep Out Columbus” in which 70 people slept outside to raise money for and awareness about youth homelessness in central Ohio. All of these people were doing this for one night. I cannot imagine doing this every night. I especially cannot imagine being a child or […]

Gratitude – Sonya Thesing

Most people think that my job at Huck House, as development director, is about asking. Asking for money, asking for things, asking for support, asking for volunteers. I look at my role differently. I see it as inviting. I invite people to participate in the great work of Huck House. I invite them to be […]