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 […]

2016 Year In Review | By: Katie Armstrong

Now that the holiday season is over and the new year has begun, I want to take a moment to reflect on the Holidays and 2016 at Huck House.

Beliefs Hanging in the Balance | By Jerome DeCarlo

December is a month full of anticipation, excitement and fear. We anticipate the fellowship of family, the excitement of the Holidays and fear the rapidly approaching end of the year. In our daily interactions we may also experience these same emotions. The anticipation of meeting new people, coupled with the excitement of developing a connection […]

It’s Giving Tuesday!

We hope you will consider making a gift to Huck House today. With the holiday season here, you’re gift can bring a much needed dose of comfort and joy to young people struggling to overcome some tough obstacles, like homelessness, abuse, and neglect. With your support, we can make the season a bit brighter, and […]

Introducing our New Site! And, Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and welcome to our new site! We are very proud to announce a revamp of our website, and we hope you enjoy the new look and feel. Please feel free to leave comments, as we would love to know what you think! Have a beautiful day!

Adolescent Development: Staff Perspective

Adolescence is a difficult and exciting time of life.  Teenagers go through physical, social, and emotional changes during adolescence.  The major focus on this stage in life is teenagers’ desire to gain more independence from their family and to form their own unique identity.   However, teenagers still need structure, security and support.  It is often […]

Adolescent Development: Youth Perspective

This October, our focus at the Huckleberry House is Adolescent Development. To start the month, we hear from some youth in our shelter about what it’s like to be their age.

Mental Health: No Longer the Hidden Disease | By Evelyn Lundberg Stratton

Mental health used to be “the hidden disease,” something to be ashamed of and not talked about. Persons were locked away in “insane asylums” and hospitals. In the 1950’s, a well-meaning movement to take people out of sometimes horrible conditions and put them back in the community took root. Alas, the program was a failure […]

Mental Health: The Many Parts of One | By Toni Jo Coppa

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery presents The Many Parts of One by Toni Jo Coppa August 17 – September 23, 2016 Coppa explains that her work is both cathartic and socially motivated. “The disgraceful stigma of mental illness labels a person and puts them in a stereotyped group. I’m hoping to break the negative attitudes towards common […]

Mental Health: Recognizing and Addressing Symptoms | By Abbey Wollschleger

As a licensed therapist, parents and guardians frequently ask me why mental health is important. Life can be tough and with the rise of social media our kids are faced with more challenges than ever before. Today’s teens face many pressures such as school performance, family problems, peer expectations, bullying, and just dealing with what […]