On April 20, 2018

concerned people will

SLEEP OUT!

to raise awareness and

funds in support of

homeless youth.

HuckHouse_SleepOut_Logo_HiRes

Friday, April 20, 2018

At COSI

333 West Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43215

 

Friday Evening

9:30 p.m.

Registration and gathering for

participants and supporters

 

10:30 p.m. – 5:30 a.m.

SLEEP OUT!

 

 

Saturday Morning

5:30 a.m.

Community reflection

Coffee, muffins, juice

 

SLEEP OUT! Contact:

Sonya Thesing

Development Director

sthesing@huck-house.org

(614) 298-4103

 

Since 1970, Huckleberry House has been providing shelter for homeless and runaway youth. Huck House also offers a transitional living program, youth outreach services, and a family counseling program; all to address the needs of young people in crisis.

 

Huckleberry House, Inc.
1421 Hamlet Street
Columbus, OH 43201
www.huckhouse.org
(614) 294-8097

WHAT IS A SLEEP OUT!?

Huck House invites you to an overnight event to experience what troubled local youth face every day. Our goal is to raise community awareness and funds in support of homeless youth. It’s Huck House’s signature fundraising event.

 

WHY HAVE A SLEEPOUT?

  • To raise awareness of youth homelessness in Columbus

  • In 2016, 520 teens ages 12-17 stayed at Huck House’s Crisis Shelter

  • Since 2012, the number of homeless youth served annually by our Youth Outreach Program has doubled.

 HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED? SLEEP OUT!

  • Commit to sleeping out on April 20, rain or shine, warm or cold

  • You must be 18 or older to participate

  • Bring your own sleeping bag and whatever you need to spend the night on the plaza outside COSI; all participants will sleep under one large tent in a monitored and secured area

  • Raise at least $1500 for the cause

  • We will give you a personal website and all the tools needed to tell friends about youth homelessness and the SLEEP OUT!

  • To SLEEP OUT! please contact Sonya Thesing at sthesing@huck-house.org

 

HOW WILL MONEY RAISED FOR THE SLEEP OUT HELP HOMELESS YOUTH?

The proceeds of the SLEEP OUT! will fund Huckleberry House’s four programs to help young people and their families overcome life’s challenges, including homelessness:

  • Central Ohio’s only 24/7 crisis shelter for teens

  • A residential 18-month Transitional Living Program that prepares formerly homeless youth ages 18-22 to live independently in permanent housing

  • A youth outreach team on the streets each day helping young people connect with the resources they need

  • A family support program meeting young people and their families where they are – figuratively and literally – to identify strengths and solutions to work through difficult issues

MEET KIANA

Kiana had been sleeping in a tent along the train tracks for several months after years of conflict in her foster home led her to try to make it on her own.  But life on the streets is hard, even for someone as fearless and resilient as Kiana. 

 

When others told Kiana about help she could get from outreach workers at Huck House, she cautiously checked it out. With help from the outreach team and our Transitional Living Program (TLP), Kiana has been able to complete school, get a job, have a place of her own, and connect with people she can count on.  Huck House has even helped her develop her artistic talents, and she has created several pieces that have garnered attention. 

 

Working at a local grocery store, Kiana earns money that allows her to pay “rent” each month into an account that will be given to her when she graduates from TLP and moves in to market housing. Having her own place means so much to Kiana that she wears the key to her apartment around her neck and never takes it off.

 

Last year, our outreach team worked with 2,313 youth. Your participation in the SLEEP OUT! will help young people like Kiana move beyond the situations they are in and toward the future they want.

 

CAN’T SLEEP OUT BUT WANT TO HELP?

We need volunteers to help us prepare for the SLEEP OUT! To volunteer before or during the event, contact Volunteer Coordinator Ronetta Taylor, rtaylor@huck-house.org or (614) 298-4105.

On April 20, 2018

concerned people will

SLEEP OUT!

to raise awareness and

funds in support of

homeless youth.

HuckHouse_SleepOut_Logo_HiRes

Friday, April 20, 2018

At COSI

333 West Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43215

 

Friday Evening

9:30 p.m.

Registration and gathering for

participants and supporters

 

10:30 p.m. – 5:30 a.m.

SLEEP OUT!

 

 

Saturday Morning

5:30 a.m.

Community reflection

Coffee, muffins, juice

 

SLEEP OUT! Contact:

Sonya Thesing

Development Director

sthesing@huck-house.org

(614) 298-4103

 

Since 1970, Huckleberry House has been providing shelter for homeless and runaway youth. Huck House also offers a transitional living program, youth outreach services, and a family counseling program; all to address the needs of young people in crisis.

 

Huckleberry House, Inc.
1421 Hamlet Street
Columbus, OH 43201
www.huckhouse.org
(614) 294-8097