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Providing local youth experiencing homelessness with safe respite from the streets & crucial connections to stabilizing resources.
We Provide Access To:
BASIC NEEDS AT
A SAFE PLACE

Open Kitchen, Clothing, Laundry, Showers, Restrooms, Hygiene Items, Mental Health Therapy

ID Cards, Transportation, Legal Aid,
Housing Assistance, Government Benefits (Medicaid, SNAP),
Case Management

CONNECTIONS
TO STABILIZING RESOURCES

Medical Exam Room, Counseling & Mental Health Therapy, STI & HIV Testing, Addiction Services

HEALTH
& WELLNESS
CONNECTIVITY
& TECHNOLOGY

Mailboxes, Phone Booth, Computer Lab, Wifi

EMPLOYMENT& EDUCATION

Job-seeking Assistance,
On-site Jobs, Workforce Development,
Education Supports (enrollment & completion), Dropout Recovery, Employment Networking

ENRICHMENT

Art studio, Musical instruments, Basketball, Board games, Gymnasium, Yoga, Mentorship

Star House is an agency that operates Central Ohio's only drop-in center for youth, ages 14-24, who are experiencing homelessness. The agency offers young people a safe respite from the streets, immediate access to basic needs and connections to stabilizing resources, such as housing, transportation, health care, employment, education, addiction services, legal aid, government benefits, ID cards and more. In 2020, in partnership with Finance Fund, Star House opened Carol Stewart Village—a neighborhood for emerging adults with efficiency apartments and on-site access to transitional jobs, education, health care, and social connections through mentorships, peer support and community engagement options.  
The Science of Building Hope:
An Evidence-Based Model
 
Other youth and staff are always here for us. It's helpful, and a positive place for what we need."
~Star House Guest
News Highlights:
Our Impact:
Among youth accessing Star House for three months or more: 
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75%
Obtained Housing
77%
Obtained ID Cards
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89%
Received Medical Care
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71%
Received Therapy or Case
Management
84%
Obtained Employment
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Received
Transportation
91%
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