OSU Star House Serves Homeless Youth

Crossroads.TV is proud to partner with The OSU Star House to provide gently used career clothing to homeless youth applying for jobs. The Star House provides homeless youth, ages 14-24, a safe respite from the streets, where their most basic needs are met.  This allows them the confidence to reconnect with the larger social system in many ways, such as applying for jobs. Working with community partners, The Star House provides access to educational, employment, health care and housing services.  Their vision is for every homeless youth to have free access to services without barriers. The Star House is the only Drop-In Center for youth in Franklin County.

Young men at The Star House gather to do their laundry.
Young men at The Star House gather to do their laundry.

The Star House first opened its doors in 2006, when they began a research project studying homeless youth.  It was originally set to close when the research ended, but as the only basic needs center dedicated to the population, they had a duty to the community to remain open. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. The house has two full-time therapists that offer talk therapy as well as some case management services.

Take a minute to watch the video on our Media page to learn more about The OSU Star House and connect on our Outreach Facebook page to see how you can contribute to making a difference in the life of a homeless child.