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  • Editorial: Homeless youngsters need shelter’s help

    September 6, 2015 Editorial, The Columbus Dispatch The state legislature missed an opportunity earlier this year to renew funding for Star House, Columbus’ only drop-in center for homeless youths. With the facility preparing to move to a much-needed larger home, the city and county have stepped up to provide a combined $250,000 in emergency funding… [Continue Reading]

    Editorial: Homeless youngsters need shelter’s help
  • Homeless youth drop-in center to keep 24/7 hours for now

    September 2, 2015 By Rita Price, The Columbus Dispatch The city’s only drop-in center for homeless youths won’t have to cut hours with the move to a new building this fall, directors say. Emergency support from the city of Columbus and from Franklin County is expected to help Star House keep its doors open 24/7. READ… [Continue Reading]

    Homeless youth drop-in center to keep 24/7 hours for now

iconmonstr-star-2-icon-64Mission

Integrating research and community service, Star House provides youth experiencing homelessness with a safe respite from the streets and connects them to a chance for a productive life.

iconmonstr-eye-2-icon-64Vision

Every youth will have a home and a chance for a productive life.

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41%
Obtained employment
Obtained employment
28%
Enrolled for government benefits
Enrolled for government benefits
43%
Obtained ID's
Obtained ID's
30%
Entered educational programs
Entered educational programs
19%
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Obtained housing
50%
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Youth Success

Raphael Weston

Raphael Weston had a long journey navigating the difficulties of homelessness. It didn’t help that his first experience came when he was 14. “My house was very unstable,” he says in his own words, hesitant to go into more detail. “I entered foster care when I was 14 and started running away almost immediately. It wasn’t a healing environment for me. It wasn’t even the families they placed me with. It was the system. There was no mandatory … Continue Reading