Star House is deeply grateful for our community's generous support, which has enabled us to provide youth experiencing homelessness in Central Ohio with safe respite, basic needs and access to crucial, stabilizing resources throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2020, Star House continued to provide youth at our drop-in center access to food, clothing, hygiene items, laundry facilities, showers and a safe place to be. Beyond basic needs, our clinical team provided therapy and case management, and partner agencies provided on-site and community-based access to stabilizing resources, such as housing, transportation, employment, education, addiction services, legal aid, government benefits, ID cards and health care through our on-site partners Nationwide Children’s Hospital and PrimaryOne Health. In addition, in August 2020, Star House and Finance Fund opened Carol Stewart Village (CSV), an affordable, supportive neighborhood for youth, ages 18 to 24. CSV offers 62 efficiency apartments and on-site access to transitional jobs, education, health care and social connections through mentorships, peer support and community engagement options.
Our team is pleased to share our 2020 Annual Snapshot, which demonstrates our impact in 2020. You can find it, as well as a downloadable copy, below.