Huck House Youth Award Winner Chakhinia “Chi Chi” Galbraith

Huck House Youth Award Winner Chakhinia “Chi Chi” Galbraith

Anyone who meets Chi Chi knows instantly there is something special about her. She never gets down about her circumstances, but stays focused on creating a positive future for herself. Raised and adopted through the foster care system, she didn’t grow up in the easiest environment. When circumstances caused her to leave home and family when she turned 18, she became homeless, living on the land. When she first came to Focus Learning Academy to finish her high school education, she lacked family, friends, security, shelter and food.

In the last five months, Chi Chi has completed all her requirements for graduation, has housing through Huckleberry House’s Transitional Living Program (TLP), and is now working. It is exciting to think about where she will end up with the support of the awesome team of people who have grown to love her and are charged with making sure she is never left alone and vulnerable again.

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    Main Campus
    1421 Hamlet Street
    Columbus, Ohio 43201
    Adminstration Phone: (614) 294-8097
    Fax: (614) 294-6109

    Housing Program Office
    1720 Kenmore Road
    Columbus, OH 43219

    Marsh Brook Place
    5981 Chatterton Road
    Columbus, OH 43232

    YOP Shop
    2216 Bancroft St.
    Columbus, OH 43219

    Direct Contribution

    Donate Goods and Supplies

    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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