Homeless Youth – Key Statistics

The article below, from Lake News Online, focuses on youth homelessness in Missouri, but contains national statistics worth sharing. To read the full article go to http://www.lakenewsonline.com/news/20170329/how-we-got-here-why-our-youth-wind-up-homeless How We Got Here: Why our youth wind up ‘homeless’  By Amy Wilson, Natalie Sanders, Cody Mroczka, Corbin Kottmann and Dan Field / awilson@westsidestar.net   “Juveniles are just 24 […]

Falling through the Cracks – Youth Homelessness | By: Becky Westerfelt

We have too many kids falling through cracks that we’ve created. Youth fall fast and hard into poverty on their 18th birthday. Just look at the number of transition age youth in the adult homeless shelter if you want evidence that we are not doing as well as we think. Last year almost 1,000 people […]

What does it feel like to be homeless?

Chakhinia “Chi Chi” Galbraith, 18 years old, is a self-taught artist who has enjoyed art since she was a young child. Ironically, when Chi Chi would get in to trouble, her mother would make her do art as a punishment. She now uses it as a past time to escape reality. Chi Chi’s favorite area […]

Youth Homelessness | By: Kyra Crockett

Imagine being somewhere (like school, work, community center or a library) and not knowing where you are going next when it is time for those doors to close. Imagine riding the COTA bus for hours just to use up some of your idle time. Imagine having no consistent support system to lean on when things […]

Healthy Recipes from Local Matters

Check out these healthy and delicious recipes from Local Matters! Guacamole Homemade Macaroni and Cheese with Steamed Broccoli Pineapple Carrot Muffins Turkey Tacos Vegetable and Cheese Frittata

Youth and Yoga and Why it Matters

We are focusing on healthy living during March. Former Huck House caseworker and guest blogger Candace McDowall is a Connection Coalition volunteer who brings yoga to the crisis shelter. My last paid day as a case manager at Huck House was almost 20 years ago. That place and those people still have my heart. You can […]

Homeless Children and Youth Act Reintroduced at Huck House

Today, Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) announced the reintroduction of the Homeless Children and Youth Act at the Huckleberry House. This legislation, which is cosponsored by Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA), provides a more accurate system for the federal government to understand the problem of youth homelessness and help better serve this population. Representative Joyce Beatty (D-OH) […]

We Can Go ANYWHERE, 20th Annual Youth Awards

20th Annual Youth Awards Presented by Huck House Tuesday, May 30, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Grange Insurance Headquarters, 671 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206 The Youth Awards recognize and celebrate youth who have dealt with some of the most difficult problems imaginable. Issues like abuse, violence, neglect, poverty, and homelessness. Community organizations […]

Why is it so hard to leave?

I can only speak from experience…… Why is it so hard to leave an abusive lover? I have 4 main reasons why I didn’t. My childhood, I watched my mom love a man who abused her, she never left and never told me those things weren’t ok. Somewhere in my mind, I thought things like […]

First Date vs. Reality

While it would be nice to have a clearly written assessment of a potential new partner at the first date, this is not reality.   Imagine a first date. You arrive in a carefully-selected outfit at a casual restaurant to meet your date. Over dinner, you talk about your hobbies, work, and family. Conversation is […]