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Doing whatever it takes to partner with youth as they exit homelessness and thrive in a community of hope.
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:
The Science of Building Hope:
An Evidence-Based Model
Among youth accessing Star House for three months or more:
Obtained ID Cards
Received Medical Care
Received Therapy or Case
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