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3,000 youth in Franklin County will experience homelessness in 2020
I will be sleeping outside my house this Friday April 24th as a participant in Sleep Out! Columbus 2020 to draw awareness to the issue of youth homelessness and to raise money for Huckleberry House, Inc. The Huck House helps teens and young adults dealing with homelessness - in their 24-hour shelter for teens, transitional living housing options, and youth outreach program.
Issues such as violence, neglect, abuse, and poverty have taken the lives of our community's at-risk youth off the beaten path. Huck House helps through their journey "home" whatever that looks like - somewhere every young person deserves to be! Thank you for considering a donation to this important organization.
They are couch surfing, sleeping in emergency room waiting rooms, hanging out at the library until the doors close at night, and spending nights outside.
Since 1970, Huckleberry House has provided shelter to teens who have no where else to keep safe. Since 1990, we have helped young people transition from homelessness to independent living in market housing. Through a strong combination of emergency shelter, counseling, community connections, and housing options, we are stablilizing lives.
In 2020, in partnership with other youth organizations, we will grow from 45 transitional living apartments to 116.
I am sleeping outside on April 24 to get a tiny understanding of what our community's youth know too well. Help us raise awareness and the funds needed to support our proven programs.