Meet Huck House Youth Award Winner, Jania Perry. After a childhood in foster care and being adopted at 14, Jania came from Rhode Island to Ohio when she turned 18 because her biological mother lived here. “Don’t underestimate me!” is the motto that guides Jania through life. If you do underestimate her, she will do […]

Meet Huck House Youth Award Winner, Aja Bolden. Aja came to TLP in May 2017 determined to create a better life for herself and her unborn baby. Before TLP, Aja lived in the Van Buren family shelter. She survived a high risk pregnancy and gave birth to a premature baby boy after seven months of […]

2018 Huck House Youth Awards

                    Please join us for the 21st annual Huck House Youth Awards Dinner. Tickets may be purchased at www.huckhouseawards.eventbrite.com or by emailing development director Sonya Thesing at sthesing@huck-house.org. This year we are honoring 14 award winners from three different organizations. Please visit the blog during the […]

Positive Youth Development on a National Scale

  by Becky Westerfelt, Executive Director At Huck House we have a couple of concepts that drive our work, but the one that drives all of our work is Positive Youth Development.  This approach says that what we say to youth is not as effective as what we do with youth.  We know that experience is […]

The Paul S. Davis Service Award

The Paul S. Davis Service Award is given to a Huck House employee who exemplifies the core values of our agency and demonstrates practice distinction. A committee of peers looks for workers whose practice rises well above expectations and reflects Huck House’s commitment to youth and their families. The award was named for Paul Davis, […]

Happenings in March

Huck House SLEEP OUT Friday, April 20, 2018 – Saturday April 21, 2018 9:30 pm – 5:30 am rain or shine, cold or warm COSI Outdoor Plaza An overnight event designed to raise awareness and funds for homeless youth in our community When you commit to SLEEP OUT, you help at-risk young people gain access […]

Triple P comes to TLP

The Positive Parenting Program comes to the Transitional Living Program About 70% of the young people in Huck House’s Transitional Living Program (TLP) have young children of their own. The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) is an evidence-based program that provides several levels of intervention to meet families’ needs. The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund has partnered […]

Mealtimes as a Single Parent: Easy Tips You Can Start Today

Photo By: Pixabay   We might be able to skip naptime or even a bath, but when it comes to meal times, kids are constantly growing, and nutritious food is the fuel they need to do so. However, as a single parent, time is rare, and you might find yourself heading for the drive-thru rather […]

Do we Understand Homelessness? | By: Leslie Scott

My attention was recently captured by a PBS New Hour article titled “How Do You Define ‘homeless’ in America”. This is an ongoing question many homeless advocates find themselves asking and trying to answer. Depending on where you work or with what population, the answer often changes. Not just from person to person or agencies, […]

Runaway Love | Ludacris ft. Mary J. Blige

Runaway Love by Ludacris ft. Mary J. Blige was recorded in 2006, but its message is still relevant today. Abuse, alcohol and drug addiction, violence and teen pregnancy are among the reasons youth runaway or are put out of their home. Youth and families in Huck House programs are dealing with some of the most difficult problems […]