3,000 youth in Franklin County will experience homelessness in 2020
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.