Star House brings much needed services to homeless youth
April 8, 2016 William T. Perkins, The Columbus Dispatch “U.S. Senator Rob Portman is looking to move forward with a bill he introduced more than a year ago that would expand the definition of “homelessness,” allowing federal dollars to be spent on programs that assist young people without permanent housing.” READ MORE>
March 14, 2016 Terrence McCoy, The Washington Post “One of the hardest parts of homelessness is admitting that you have nowhere to go. In the beginning, there’s always another friend to plead with, another couch to sink into, another number to call. But eventually, as weeks give way to months, that fiction yields to reality.” READ… [Continue Reading]
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.
Every youth will have a home and a chance for a productive life.
Star House is a welcoming drop-in center for transitional youth ages 14-24 experiencing homelessness and serves as a safe and accepting place where they can connect with a concerned community. Star House enables the youth to do their laundry, eat, rest, bathe and receive clothing. It also acts as a place to connect to the services available through other agencies that provide educational, health, financial and food subsidies along with job-seeking skills.
How we help
- Substance abuse counseling
- Job-seeking skills
- Education support
- Housing help
We need your help to show homeless youth are not invisible. There are many ways you can help. Your donation is an investment in the future of each young person we serve.
Help make a difference in the life of a young person in your community. With many different opportunities to help, your time and attention go a long way to help youth at a time when they need it most.
We offer social work internships that aid in our vision to provide every youth a home and chance for a productive life.
OSU Star House team is made up of Individuals who are dedicated to helping the lives of homeless youth. Join our team by applying to one of the open job positions.
YOUTH SERVED YEARLY
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