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Doing whatever it takes to partner with youth as they exit homelessness and thrive in a community of hope. 
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Founded in 2006, Star House is a social service agency that operates Central Ohio's only drop-in center for youth, ages 14-24, who are experiencing homelessness. At our drop-in center, youth are provided immediate access to food, clothing, hygiene items, laundry facilities, showers, and a safe place to be, as well as access to therapy, case management, housing, transportation, health care, employment, education, addiction services, legal aid, government benefits, ID cards and more. In addition, Star House is the nation's only drop-in center that hosts continuous best-practice research.   

Star House, along with Finance Fund and the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, jointly owns and operates Carol Stewart Village (CSV)—an affordable neighborhood for young adults coming out of homelessness, ages 18-24, with on-site programs and services. CSV is the only housing village of its kind in Central Ohio for college-age youth who are exiting homelessness. You can learn more about CSV here.
We Provide Access To:
BASIC NEEDS
IN A SAFE PLACE
CONNECTIONS
TO STABILIZING RESOURCES
HEALTH
& WELLNESS
CONNECTIVITY
& TECHNOLOGY
EMPLOYMENT& EDUCATION
ENRICHMENT
The Science of Building Hope:
An Evidence-Based Model
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Other youth and staff are always here for us. It's helpful, and a positive place for what we need."
~Star House Guest
Our Impact:
Among youth accessing Star House for three months or more: 
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73%
Obtained Housing
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83%
Obtained ID Cards
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95%
Received Medical Care
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75%
Received Therapy or Case
Management
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75%
Obtained Employment
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98%
Received
Transportation
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