Back-to-School Mental Health Checklist

  This is a blog post from Nationwide Children’s On Our Sleeves the movement to transform children’s mental health. Changing schedules. Supply lists. Forms to fill out. New teachers to meet. Heading back to school can be exciting, yet stressful. We’re here to help you get organized and reduce your feelings of anxiety and stress. Our […]

Professional Development Program

By Leslie Scott, MSSA, LSW, CTP-C Professional Development Coordinator     For the past 50 years, Huckleberry House has prided itself on being an expert in adolescent and young adult care. Our driving force is our commitment to our clients. This year, we expanded our commitment to our clients by starting a new adventure — […]

The Impact of Homelessness on Achieving a High School Diploma

One of the greatest barriers to achieving a high school degree can be unstable housing and homelessness. According to the 2019 Building a Grad Nation Report, the national high school graduation rate for all students has increased from 71% in 2001 to nearly 85% in 2017. In comparison, only 78% of low-income students and 64% […]

PRIDE – Everyone is welcome at Huck House

City of Upper Arlington Fire Division Named a Safe Place

City of Upper Arlington Fire Division is now a designated a Safe Place in the central Ohio community. The buildings will display the yellow and black Safe Place sign, which signifies immediate help and safety for youth. It is estimated over one million youth run away from home each year due to abuse, neglect, family […]

Violet Township Fire Departments Named a Safe Place

Violet Township Fire Department stations are each now a designated Safe Place in the central Ohio community. The buildings will display the yellow and black Safe Place sign, which signifies immediate help and safety for youth. It is estimated over one million youth run away from home each year due to abuse, neglect, family conflicts […]

10 Steps to Support Mental Health

By Leslie Scott, MSSA LSW CTP-C My name is Leslie and I am the new Professional Development Coordinator at Huck House. I have been with Huck House since 2016, as a crisis counselor and an intern. I have been a licensed social worker in Ohio since 2015 but have over six years’ experience working in […]

IHOP and Conversation with Homeless Youth

By Leslie Scott, MSSA LSW CTP-C   “Even though it’s uncomfortable, we need to talk about homelessness.” – Transitional Age Homeless Youth   In 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $6.1 million to the Community Shelter Board through the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. Unlike previous programs that have under taken to end […]

Nationwide Children’s Hospital – On Our Sleeves

May is Mental Health Awareness Month One in five children in the United States has a mental health condition. That’s one in five children in a homeroom class, on a baseball team or on the street where you live. That child, in fact, may be your own. But there’s HOPE. Helping our children’s mental health […]

Janet Soltis Jefferson Award 2019 Finalist

One afternoon per month, you will find Janet Soltis in the Huckleberry House crisis shelter’s kitchen, baking with teenagers. The teenagers are there because they are experiencing some sort of crisis – neglect, abuse, homelessness, stress at home. Janet is there because she believes that “what the youth really need is to know that someone […]