With the help of our supporting partners and donors, Star House can give youth experiencing homelessness the chance to thrive.

Service Partners

We are thankful for our many service partners that provide services at our drop-in center and Carol Stewart Village. Below is a current list of partners:

Franklinton Board of Trade: Offers transitional, on-site employment for residents through programs, such as Columbus Clean Up.

2nd Nurture + Harmony Project: Offers a mentorship program to help build social and community connections while expanding residents’ networks.

Bed Brigade: Offers beds built by their team with care, including frames, mattresses, sheets, blankets and stuffed animals.

CareSource: The CareSource Life Services program helps enroll guests in health care services.

CleanTurn: Provides a specialized program for guests focused on life skills, cleanliness, and more, while also offering employment opportunities.

Columbus City Schools: Offers adult education (high school equivalency programming) and other micro-credentialing options.

Columbus Metropolitan Library: Provides free technology training for residents in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Columbus Works: Offers a uniquely transformational approach to eliminating poverty in Central Ohio, through delivery of holistic job readiness services and their network of Employer Partners.

Columbus Public Health - Adolescent Sexual Health: Provide outreach and engagement for sexual health needs, STI testing, family planning and more. 

Franklinton Cycle Works: Offers work (and play) to educate the neighborhood about the personal, environmental, social, and physical benefits of biking. This non-profit also provides free bikes and maintenance to residents in need through their Bikes for Independence Program.

Franklinton Development Association: Provides a Financial Life-Skills Program to help residents at Carol Stewart Village better navigate the world of finances and housing with a $252 incentive for completion of the program.

Franklinton Farms: Offers a specialized program for residents at Carol Stewart Village, offering Franklinton Gardens as a space for restorative gardening, nutrition and emotional healing.

Franklinton High: Provides an opportunity to obtain a high school diploma, finish necessary credits and receive wraparound services.

Franklinton Rising: Offers construction trade education and job connection/placements after completion of the program.

Goodwill: Providing employment workshops focused around skill building, resumes, career coaching and more.

Integrated Behavioral Health: Offers behavioral health, case management, counseling, and home-based supportive services.

Legal Aid: Offers legal services and representation in civil matters and provides legal advice and services to residents.

Lower Lights Christian Health Center: Offers HIV prevention, connection to primary care, and whole-person wellness. In addition, they provides access to PreP, HIV testing, and other preventative healthcare.

Mid-Ohio Food Collective: Offers connection to The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by signing residents up directly on-site.

Mid-Ohio Foodbank - SNAP Outreach: 1) Serves as an established food partner 2) Provides assistance in helping youth sign up for food stamps and other benefits.

Mt. Carmel: Nurses visit on-site twice a week to provide triage to guests.

Mt. Carmel Street Medicine: Provide outreach and engagement for sexual health needs, STI testing, family planning and more. 

Nationwide Children's Hospital: Nurses provide physical health care on-site.

OSU Home Project: Carol Stewart Village is part of a five-year National Institutes of Health grant-funded study, facilitated by Ohio State researchers. The grant supports residents’ rent and utilities for the first six months. 

Petals That Inspire: Offers on-site transitional jobs and building community through the creative art of floral design.

PNC Bank: Offers financial literacy education through seminars and workshops focused around  budgeting, debt management and more.

Primary One-Medical Case Management: Provide case management services for youth at Star House's drop-in center.

Primary One Behavioral Health: Provide connection to behavioral health services.

PrimaryOne: Volunteer tutors help guests with school, resumes, job applications and more.

Southeast: Offers peer-to-peer support services and  “Project Work,” which provides temporary employment to individuals with the ultimate goal of moving from their transitional employment to permanent employment in the community either full or part-time. 

Southeast - Sexual Health: Provide services related to sexual health for guests and residents at Carol Stewart Village. 

Southeast Vocational/Tax Services: Assist youth with employment assistance.

Wild Tiger Tees: Social enterprise partner that pays youth for work on-site

YouthBuild: Provides an opportunity to obtain a high school diploma, career tech education and training and job placement.

Donors & Sponsors

Star House thanks our corporate and philanthropic sponsors!

Aetna Foundation, Inc.

Akossage LLC

Albert R. Neff Fund 

All Life Foundation

Alpha Delta Kappa Lambda Chapter Ohio

American Legion Auxiliary, Leasure-Blackston Unit 239


Anthem Foundation

Belly Dance Enterprises, LTD

Beta Theta Pi

Betsy and Bryan Ross Fund of the Lurie Family Charitable Fund

Cardinal Health

Carlson Law Office, LLC

Central Benefits Health Care Foundation

Central Point Church

Chaffin Luhana Foundation

Charles Blessing Fund

Charles Schwab & Co.

City of Columbus

Clarus Partners

Clintonville Woman's Club

Coles Family Fund

Columbia Gas

Construction One

Cooking with Friends

Cooper Standard Foundation


Crane Group

Creative Options, LLC

Crow Works Giving Fund 

Daniel and Christina Crane Fund 

Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace

Discover Financial Services

Dominican Sisters of Peace

Donald B. Shackleford Conservation Fund

Dr. Bill Coulman, D.D.S., Inc

Dublin Community Church

Eamon LLC

Easton Community Foundation

Elizabeth Crane Fund 

Endowment for Community Enrichment

First Community Church

Franklin County of Ohio

Friendship Village Columbus Resident Assocation

Funny Bone

Geotechnical Consultants, Inc. / Anne Longo Memorial Fund

Google LLC

Grace Polaris Church 

Grace Fellowship

Grange Insurance

Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society

Greek Olympic Society

Greek Orthodox Church

Greer Foundation

Hair Artists

Happy Chicken Farms - Lackey Family Foundation

Harold C Schott Foundation

Herb and Judy Weisberg Fund 

Hinson LTD

Homestead America

Huntington Bank 

IGS Energy

Ingram-White Castle Foundation

Interstate Gas & Supply

Irelan - Howe Family Foundation

Jack & Laura Fisher Family Donor Advised Fund

Jack O Partners, Inc.

JAE Company

Jamie Maze Real Estate, LLC

Jay and Meredith Crane Family Fund 

Jewish Family Services

JME Hospitality Market LLC

John and Aggie Haslup Family Fund

John and Susan Boylan Family Fund 

John B. & Dareth Gerlach Foundation

Joseph Creek LLC

JP Morgan Chase Foundation

Jubilee Cleaning Services

Karen M. Kaplan Drerup Philanthropic Fund 

Keller Williams Classic Properties Realty

Konkus Marble & Granite



Liberty Street Interiors, Inc.

Lisa Pomarico, DDS, Inc.

Lord of Life Fellowship Church


M+A Architects

Mansfield Plumbing Products, LLC

Mathias Family/ Flo Tooke

Mediaworks Marketing Inc.

Michael and Paige Crane Fund

Miles-McClellan Construction

Monsanto Fund

Nationwide Children's Hospital

New Covenant Believer's Church

New Day For America

New Vision Church of Columbus

NiSource Charitable Foundation

NKBA Central Ohio Chapter

O'Connell Private Family Foundation

Office of the Ohio Attorney General

Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing

Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services

Panel Town & Floors

Paulist Fathers

Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Release Compensation Board

Phi Upsilon Omicron Gamma Alumnae

Philanthropy Ohio

PNC Financial Services Group

PNC Foundation

Porter Wright

Psalm 96:3 Fund

Quantum Health

Radatz Class Admin Settlement Trust

Redeemer Lutheran Church


Rick & Libby Germain 

Robert J. Weiler Family Fund

Robert L. and Anita L. Smialek Fund

Roby Company Limited Partnership

RSFI Office Furniture

Ruck-Shockey Associates inc

Russell W. and Tina A. Sherlock Charitable Fund

Ruth H. Engelberg Fund

Safelite AutoGlass Foundation

Sand Cherry Associates

Schneider Downs

Schneider Electric North America Foundation

Schoener Insurance Agency

Scioto Ridge United Methodist Women

Scott Elliot Smith LPA

Shepherd Church of the Nazarene

Sherwin Williams

Shimmy Mob

Short North Alliance, Inc.

Smiley Dental Group

Smith & Hale LLC

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

St. Thomas More Newman Center

Star Leasing Company

Stauf's Coffee Roasters, LTD.

Tanny Crane and John Wolff Fund

The Columbus Foundation - Critical Needs Fund

The Columbus Youth Foundation

The Don McTigue Charitable Fund

The Eco Plumbers LLC

The First Congregational Church

The IGS Foundation

The Korean Church of Columbus

The Links Inc., Twin Rivers Chapter

The McConnell Foundation

The Mercator Club

The Ohio Arts Council

The Suddes Group for Impact

The Susan and Nathan Yost Fund

The Wexner Foundation

Thekla R. Shackelford Fund 

Thirty-One Gifts Home Office Charitable Fund 

Tiba Investments LLC

Timothy and Cynthia Kelley Fund 

Tracie McGarity Interiors

Trip and Lexie Lazarus Fund 

United Way of Central Ohio

UnitedHealth Group

Vineyard Columbus

Wendy's Community Giving Program

Westerville Rotary

Wilce Student Health Services

William H. Davis, Dorothy M. Davis and William C. Davis Foundation

Wisne Mariea Family Fund

Wolfe Associates, Inc.

Women's Golf Association of the Lakes Golf & Country Club

Woods of Josephinum

Worthington Hills Country Club Inc.

Zachrich Software LLC

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