National Runaway Prevention Month begins Wednesday, November 1



National Runaway Prevention Month brings awareness to the experiences of youth who have run away or have experienced homelessness. Huckleberry House joins NRPM to shine a light on youth homelessness in central Ohio. 

  • City Hall, AEP, Franklin County, and our own Crisis Shelter will light up green in November. You can too – purchase a green bulb and light your front entryway green in support of youth who have runaway or are homeless in our community.
  • WEAR GREEN on November 15th, and show your support for NRPM and Huckleberry House on your social media channels, #shinealight, #huckleberryhouse, #NRPM
  • Share the National Runaway Safeline with young people facing challenges, 1-800-RUNAWAY


Light Up the House will take place Sunday, December 3 from 6:30 – 8pm. REGISTER HERE and join us as we welcome the holiday season on our Hamlet Street campus in Weiland Park.


It’s Time for the Holiday Gift Drive!

You are invited to select one or more wishlist of a youth participating in a Huckleberry House program, do a little holiday shopping, and help us ensure the young people we serve have a BRIGHT and happy holiday.

Wishlists will go LIVE on November 1st at 12 noon!

Watch your email and social media for the link, and thank you in advance for your support! Special thanks for the Junior League of Columbus for the help and support of the Holiday Gift Drive.



Huckleberry House invites you to bake holiday cookies (no nuts or peanut butter please) for the youth we serve. Cookies can be dropped off on Monday, December 11 at the  Carriage House on our Hamlet Street campus.

More information will be coming soon.


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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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