Youth Outreach Program

Huck House will meet you where you are.

We can bring our services and support straight to you.

If you need help, and you can’t come to Huck House, Huck House can come to you. We make an effort to be available in schools, at community centers and shopping centers, on playgrounds, and other places you hang out. Our goal is to connect with you and let you know about the support that’s available in the community to help you with your housing, education, employment, and other needs. We also help you discover your own resources, and we work on removing barriers that stand in the way of reaching your goals and taking charge of your life. And we do it on your turf and your terms.

What you can expect from the Youth Outreach Program:

Someone who is non-judgmental to talk to about the issues you’re facing

Advice for building life skills and dealing with problems

Connections to useful community resources that can help you become more self sufficient

An ally to help with finding a job, getting your diploma, or securing an apartment

Help with transportation to reach your goals

Help obtaining documents like an ID or birth certificate

Food, health, and hygiene items

Invitations to fun community and school events and workshops that can help you build useful skills

Our goal is to get you connected.

No matter what type of challenges you face, if you want to improve your situation, help is available. And we can help you find it – in the community and within yourself. Our goal is to connect you with services and support that can get you from where you are in life right now, to where you want to be.

We can help link you to safe housing.

The Youth Outreach Program does not have immediate housing available. But we can help you find and explore your safe housing options.

We can work with you as much or as little as you want.

If you just need a link to another community resource or help with getting your ID, we can provide that. But we can also work with you on an ongoing basis to help you address some of the challenges in your life and develop skills that can help you improve your situation. We can open a case for you and get you connected to an individual caseworker who will meet with you on a regular basis, when and where you want, to continue working toward your goals.

We can get you bus passes to help with reaching your goals.

If you’re working hard to achieve your goals, and you need help with transportation to get to work, to school, or to appointments, we can provide bus passes.

We build relationships with the organizations and providers that are available to help you.

One of the key roles of the Youth Outreach Program is to work with the community providers who serve young people. Just as we make youth aware of these services, we help make service providers more aware of the types of issues that challenge young people so they can more effectively address their needs.

Hear from our YOP Youth

Trinity's Story

Meet Trinity, a Youth in the Huck House Youth Outreach Program. Trinity connected with a Youth Outreach Counselor in the summer of 2016. Kyra Crockett Hodge, Youth Outreach Program Team Leader, shared her story.

About the YOP Shop

The YOP Shop is located on the bus line in the heart of the Linden community. We are a certified benefits bank, and we are staffed by YOP workers who can help you with reaching your goals.

Come visit us!

2216 Bancroft St.
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 826-3630

Open 10am – 6pm Monday through Friday

Stop by the shop to:

Use our computers and WiFi to apply for jobs and benefits

Use our contact information to receive mail for education, employment, and housing

Get information on and connections to community services

Talk to or meet with a YOP counselor

Get help with your housing, employment, and education needs

Work on life skills and personal development

Refer a youth to us

Our services are available to youth ages 12 to 24. We’re always looking to partner with other organizations in our community that serve youth, and we welcome your referrals.

If you know someone who could use our support, call us at (614) 294-8097 today.

Youth Outreach Program

Huck House will meet you where you are.

We can bring our services and support straight to you.

If you need help, and you can’t come to Huck House, Huck House can come to you. We make an effort to be available in schools, at community centers and shopping centers, on playgrounds, and other places you hang out. Our goal is to connect with you and let you know about the support that’s available in the community to help you with your housing, education, employment, and other needs. We also help you discover your own resources, and we work on removing barriers that stand in the way of reaching your goals and taking charge of your life. And we do it on your turf and your terms.

What you can expect from the Youth Outreach Program:

Someone who is non-judgmental to talk to about the issues you’re facing

Advice for building life skills and dealing with problems

Connections to useful community resources that can help you become more self sufficient

An ally to help with finding a job, getting your diploma, or securing an apartment

Help with transportation to reach your goals

Help obtaining documents like an ID or birth certificate

Food, health, and hygiene items

Invitations to fun community and school events and workshops that can help you build useful skills

Our goal is to get you connected.

No matter what type of challenges you face, if you want to improve your situation, help is available. And we can help you find it – in the community and within yourself. Our goal is to connect you with services and support that can get you from where you are in life right now, to where you want to be.

We can help link you to safe housing.

The Youth Outreach Program does not have immediate housing available. But we can help you find and explore your safe housing options.

We can work with you as much or as little as you want.

If you just need a link to another community resource or help with getting your ID, we can provide that. But we can also work with you on an ongoing basis to help you address some of the challenges in your life and develop skills that can help you improve your situation. We can open a case for you and get you connected to an individual caseworker who will meet with you on a regular basis, when and where you want, to continue working toward your goals.

We can get you bus passes to help with reaching your goals.

If you’re working hard to achieve your goals, and you need help with transportation to get to work, to school, or to appointments, we can provide bus passes.

We build relationships with the organizations and providers that are available to help you.

One of the key roles of the Youth Outreach Program is to work with the community providers who serve young people. Just as we make youth aware of these services, we help make service providers more aware of the types of issues that challenge young people so they can more effectively address their needs.

Hear from our YOP Youth

Trinity's Story

Meet Trinity, a Youth in the Huck House Youth Outreach Program. Trinity connected with a Youth Outreach Counselor in the summer of 2016. Kyra Crockett Hodge, Youth Outreach Program Team Leader, shared her story.

About the YOP Shop

The YOP Shop is located on the bus line in the heart of the Linden community. We are a certified benefits bank, and we are staffed by YOP workers who can help you with reaching your goals.

Come visit us!

2216 Bancroft St.
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 826-3630

Open 10am – 6pm Monday through Friday

Stop by the shop to:

Use our computers and WiFi to apply for jobs and benefits

Use our contact information to receive mail for education, employment, and housing

Get information on and connections to community services

Talk to or meet with a YOP counselor

Get help with your housing, employment, and education needs

Work on life skills and personal development

Refer a youth to us

Our services are available to youth ages 12 to 24. We’re always looking to partner with other organizations in our community that serve youth, and we welcome your referrals.

If you know someone who could use our support, call us at (614) 294-8097 today.