Huckleberry House Emergency Overnight Shelter - Columbus, OH

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1421 Hamlet Street
Columbus, OH 43201
: Phone: (614)294-5553
: http://huckhouse.org/

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Description: Provides crisis counseling and shelter for adolescents 12-18 years. Provides outreach to at-risk youth willing to work toward reconciling family problems. Offers short-term family and individual counseling with special emphasis on adolescent maltreatment, abuse, suicide and family violence.

Who Can Come
    Ages 12-17
    Youth who have run away from home or are experiencing a crisis 

What is Provided
    A safe place to stay and think things over
    Group activities
    Individual counseling
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner

What to Expect
    The Crisis Shelter runs on a regular schedule that includes time for:
        Journaling
        Activities such as yoga and four square
        Down time to do crafts, play games, watch a movie, etc.
        Phone privileges
    Youth will meet new people
    Daily counseling is provided

Common Misconceptions
    The Shelter is strict-like a jail
    Youth will not be able to talk to family and friends while they are staying in the Shelter
    It is a bad place to be
    Youth have to be homeless or abused to stay at the Shelter
    Youth will be forced to stay at the Shelter
–The average stay is 3-5 days and youth can leave whenever they want

Do you have items to donate? Contact Huckleberry House Emergency Overnight Shelter at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.


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Do you have items to donate? Contact Huckleberry House Emergency Overnight Shelter at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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