The Crisis Program is a voluntary, 24-hour crisis intervention program that empowers youth to make responsible decisions when faced with difficult situations. This includes a 24-hour crisis shelter and crisis hotline (614-294-5553). Licensed and dedicated crisis counselors work with youth and their families to provide crisis intervention, while developing a plan for reconciliation. The average length of stay is three to five days.
We believe in supporting families after the initial crisis is over. In the Family Support Program, young people and families can get the help they need in the following different ways:
The Counseling Program provides youth and families an experienced, skilled counselor. Our counselors work to find common ground with youth and families.
The Home-based Intervention Program is a community based and family centered service that meets with clients whether they are at home, in school or at other mental health facilities. These extended services include intensive case management and both individual and family support.
The Youth Outreach Program seeks youth who are reluctant to use traditional helping resources. We reach youth through curbside counseling, van outreach, street presentations and community events.
The Transitional Living Program helps young people learn to live safely and successfully in the community. This program provides young people who are experiencing homelessness with secure living arrangements and connections to necessary resources. Youths will be paired with a certified Community Support Provider and other support staff who assist youth.
The national Safe Place Program identifies restaurants and 24-hour operations willing to display a logo, telling youth in need that they may come in to get help. When a youth seeks help, the safe place location calls Huck House and a staff representative goes to help resolve the problem or transport the teen to Huck House for more extended service.