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Huckleberry House



What is your organization’s mission statement?

Huckleberry House’s mission is to reach young people and their families to build stronger lives.

What population do you serve?

Huckleberry House serves youth who are experiencing a time of crisis. It provides a safe space for runaway youth in the area. Whether they’re running away because they don’t feel valued and listened to at home or because their parents are substance abusers, Huckleberry House is there to serve them and find solutions.

How many do you serve in a year?

In 2014, 545 youth crisis episodes were addressed through the Crisis Program, 59 youth received services through the Transitional Living Program, and 115 families received ongoing counseling through the Family Support Program.

What region or area do you provide services in?

Huckleberry House provides services to teens throughout Franklin County.

How and when did the organization get started?

Huckleberry House was founded in 1970. It began as a safe place for runaways and troubled teens in the Central Ohio area to find shelter and support during their difficult time. Today, Huckleberry House operates a crisis program with 24-7 access for teens to get help and shelter, a family support program to help families rebuild, as well as youth outreach programs and opportunities for transitional living.

How many employees do you have?

Huckleberry House has a small Board of Directors. We have a 28 Full-Time, 26 Part-Time and 6 Volunteer employees. We employee Crisis Intervention Specialists, Community Support Assistants, and Social Workers to help with the programs and services we offer.

How many volunteers does your organization have? 

(click the “Service Projects” tab to learn more about volunteer opportunities)

We have hundreds of volunteers each year to help with the operation and maintenance of the house, as well as help with our fundraising events.