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Coronavirus Update: Detailed Columbus Data, Homeless Shelters & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Detailed Columbus Data, Homeless Shelters & More

The Numbers As of Friday, April 10, Franklin County has 850 confirmed cases and 14 deaths, the latter unchanged from Thursday. Ohio as a whole has 5,878 cases and 231 deaths. In Columbus and Worthington, the cities in Columbus Public Health’s jurisdiction, 590 cases and eight deaths have been reported. Columbus Public Health has begun […]

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Report: Critical Lack of Resources for COVID-19 at Homeless Shelters

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Report: Critical Lack of Resources for COVID-19 at Homeless Shelters

By Jake Zuckerman If a person at a homeless shelter tested positive for COVID-19, about half of the organizations that oversee shelters wouldn’t know how to respond. Less than half of them have received any training or education on COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus. These and other findings appeared in a recent […]

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First Residents Move into New Huckleberry House Community

Susan Post Susan Post First Residents Move into New Huckleberry House Community

The first residents will move into Huckleberry House’s new Kenmore Square community in Linden starting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17. The organization, which helps Central Ohio youth and families in crisis, purchased the 56-unit Kenmore Square apartment community from Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. The renovated units will provide Columbus-area youth experiencing homelessness a place to call […]

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Housing for At-Risk Youth Planned for Franklinton Motel Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Housing for At-Risk Youth Planned for Franklinton Motel Site

A vacant Franklinton motel site is being converted into housing for homeless youth. Representatives of the City of Columbus, Star House and the Finance Fund were on hand at a press event yesterday to announce the plan, which calls for the former Knights Inn and Motel 6 at 1551 W. Broad St. to be turned […]

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Fleur’s Dream Supports Homeless Through Harsh Winter Season

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Fleur’s Dream Supports Homeless Through Harsh Winter Season

As we move deeper into the winter season, the area’s homeless, numbering over 58,000, are needing more support. Lower temperatures usually drive more people to the counties’ shelters, filing them to capacity, and forcing the overflow onto the streets. Individuals need socks, gloves, hand and foot warmers, warm meals, winter jackets, blankets, lotion and other […]

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A Very Merry Huckleberry Holiday

  A Very Merry Huckleberry Holiday

For the first time since we moved in to the big house in Weinland Park in the mid 1970’s, Huckleberry House will be lit for Christmas, thanks to AEP Ohio. We are excited for the shelter to be lit up, creating holiday cheer for the teens staying with us and for our wonderful neighbors in […]

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Hope Takes Flight: 2018 Suitcase Party

  Hope Takes Flight: 2018 Suitcase Party

Come enjoy a fabulous evening of music by The Conspiracy Bank, dancing, gourmet food from Cameron Mitchell, craft beer and a five-star silent auction at this one-of-a-kind suitcase party benefiting The Homeless Families Foundation. Guest should bring a packed bag and prepare for immediate departure. When the grant prize raffle is drawn, the winner a […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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