Huck House Youth Award Winner Kareena Fox

Kareena left an abusive and violent relationship with the father of her daughter and came to Huck House unsure of what she wanted in life. She was unsure how to be on her own. Over the past year, she has worked tremendously hard on making a better life for herself and her child. She has […]

Huck House Youth Award Winner Micheal Combs

Micheal is an amazing young man. Mike is being raised by his father and has had many struggles with stable housing. Mike is constantly faced with the challenges of being a young black male in the inner city. When Mike entered Walnut Ridge High School as a freshman, he was unsuccessful academically and was removed […]

Huck House Youth Award Winner Cecil Bob-Grey

Cecil entered Huck House’s Transitional Living Program (TLP) after staying with various family members due to unstable housing. He was a senior in high school but his doubt, depression, anxiety and lack of stable housing made it difficult to focus on school. During his time in TLP, Cecil worked hard to improve himself.

Huck House Youth Award Winner Sharon Bivens

Sharon was removed from her home at a very young age due to physical abuse and spent most of her childhood bouncing between various family members’ homes. Sharon always felt like no one wanted her and did not think there was a point to trying to make any situation work. Feeling unwanted made Sharon angry […]

Meet the 2017 Huck House Youth Award Winners!

Meet the 2017 Huck House Youth Award Winners! On Tuesday, May 30, we will honor ten amazing young people at the 20th Annual Youth Awards presented by Huck House. On Tuesday, May 3, 2017, the Youth Award Winners and their nominators gathered for a chance to meet and learn about the Huck House Youth Awards […]

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