Homeless Children and Youth Act Reintroduced at Huck House

Homeless Children and Youth Act Reintroduced at Huck House

Today, Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) announced the reintroduction of the Homeless Children and Youth Act at the Huckleberry House. This legislation, which is cosponsored by Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA), provides a more accurate system for the federal government to understand the problem of youth homelessness and help better serve this population. Representative Joyce Beatty (D-OH) was also in attendance and said she supportsthe need to better serve homeless youth. To read more about the reintroduction of the act, and the act itself, visit Rep. Stivers’ website.

The event was covered by the Columbus Dispatch, WSYX/WTTE, and WBNS 10TV.

Reps. Stivers and Beatty tour Huck House with executive director Becky Westerfelt.

Congresswoman Beatty talks about meeting the needs of homeless youth.

Congressman Stivers talks about the Homeless Children and Youth Act.

Representative Steve Stivers, Huck House Executive Director Becky Westerfelt, and Representative Joyce Beatty at Tuesday's reintroduction of the Homeless Children and Youth Act.

Huck House board members Jessica Lagarce-Barwell (far left) and Maria Armstrong (far right) attended the reintroduction of the Homeless Children and Youth Act.

ABC6-FOX28's Ben Garbarek interviewing executive director Becky Westerfelt.

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Items we need:

Clothing and Personal Items

  • Underwear
  • Sweatpants (Youth M – Adult XXL)
  • Sweatshirts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
  • Shorts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
  • T-shirts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
  • Socks
  • Wallets
  • Earbuds

          Please note that we are unable to accept any used clothing items.

General Supplies

  • Composition notebooks/journals
  • Adult coloring books
  • Colored pencils
  • Art supplies
  • “Smell goods” (i.e. Bath & Body Works)

Toiletries and Hygiene Products

  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo and conditioner*
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Body soap*
  • Tootbrushes and toothpaste*
  • Brushes and combs
  • Ethnic hair care products

    The * denotes that the item must be in a full size bottle.

Misellaneous Items

  • Baby items
  • Pillows
  • Solid color twin comforters and sheet sets
  • Kitchen utensils, general cleaning and laundry supplies, picture frames
  • Non-perishable food items for youth outreach (crackers, cup of soup, fruit snacks, chips)
  • Gift cards from $5 to $25 for fast food restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations
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