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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


Are you between the ages of 14 and 24?

If yes, continue:


Do you have a home you can go to every single night?

Is it the same place every night?

Is it safe for you to be there?


If you said "No" to any of the above, you are likely eligible for services.

*Note: Children, including infants, of guests are welcome at Star House. 

What to Expect on Your First Visit:

Our drop-in center is open 24/7, 365 days a year and our team is ready to offer you support. 

  • There is free and ample parking in front of and to the side of our building. 

  • Please press the button to the right of our front door when you arrive to be buzzed into our facility. 

  • You will be greeted at the front desk by a team member.



When you walk in, introduce yourself at the front window, and let them know you are new and in need of services.


You will be given a welcome packet that one of our Youth Advocates will go over with you to make sure you understand our available services. You will be asked to fill out and sign a very brief agreement and will then take a tour around our facility.


At our drop-in center, you will have access to:

  • Food

  • Hygiene Items

  • Showers

  • Clothing

  • Laundry Machines

  • Computers/Wifi

  • Therapy

  • Case Management

  • Medical Services

  • Legal Help

  • Transportation Assistance



Our drop-in center is located in Central Ohio, but you do not need to be local to access our center. We welcome youth from any ZIP code who may be in need of help. 


Please note that Star House does not provide beds, cots, or a designated place to sleep.

If you are in need of shelter services, please call the homeless hotline at 1-614-274-7000.

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For shelter, call: 614.274.7000


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Star House celebrates diversity and practices inclusion. We welcome guests of all races, skin colors, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, socio economic statuses, national origins, and veteran or disability statuses. 

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