How do we solve youth homelessness?

“We have to integrate fundamental change in our systemic approach to a number of things like education, like poverty,” Huckleberry House’s executive director Becky Westerfelt told the audience attending a panel discussion, “The Unexpected Face of Homelessness: Teens on the Street,” hosted by the Columbus Metropolitan Club. During the discussion, Becky challenged attendees to start […]

Violence in teen relationships is more common than you think

Stephanie Smith, Huckleberry House’s Crime Victim Specialist, reacts to a violent assault on a local 15-year old by her ex-boyfriend.  Huckleberry House offers our support of this strong young woman and her family on the difficult road to healing. This story is tragic, heart-breaking, and shocking. However, for many teenagers and young women, the story […]

Suicide Prevention Awareness

September was National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Just because September is over does not mean the conversation is over! Suicide and suicidal ideation is a worldwide epidemic that affects a large number of young people and adults daily. Suicide does not only hurt one person — it also affects family, friends, acquaintances, and people whose […]

The 2017 Huck House Transitional Living Program (TLP) Bus Tour Challenge

The 2017 Huck House Transitional Living Program (TLP) Bus Tour Challenge Last Friday, the Huck House Transitional Living Program (TLP) Team participated in the first-ever TLP Bus Tour Challenge. The challenge was designed by TLP manager Amanda Glauer. Despite her team’s loss, Amanda was happy about the day and everything the team learned. She answers […]

September 10th: World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death Nearly 1 million people complete suicide each year  For every 1 person who completes suicide, approximately 20 more attempt suicide  Suicide is preventable World Suicide Prevention Day was first recognized in 2003 Recognize suicidal behavior  https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/suicidal-behavior/index.html Reach out to someone who may be struggling https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-someone-else/ Reach out […]

1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 By Logic Feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Available 24 hours everyday Suicide Prevention Lifeline Chat: http://chat.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx

September: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  This month the Huck House Blog will focus on suicide and mental health statistics, risk factors, warning signs and what to do if you, or someone you know, needs help. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in people ages 10 – 24 90% of people who […]

Huck House Alumni Event

  In 47 years, many incredible people have walked through the doors of Huck House. Join us to reconnect with former staff, board members, and volunteers…. Wednesday, August 9, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Rooks Tavern, 195 Chittenden Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201   We want to hear from you, whether you are able to […]

Why should we support Pride?

On Saturday, June 17, about 50 Huck House youth, staff, and friends will march in the 2017 Pride Parade.   When one of our family counselors asked if he could put together a group to march in this year’s pride parade, “yes” was such an easy and automatic answer that we didn’t think too much […]