Youth homelessness is an invisible issue in our community. It looks different than you think it does. This year, more than 3,000 youth will experience homelessness locally. Another 4,000+ are imminently at risk of becoming homeless within 2 weeks. The Youth Homelessness Response Fund was established as part of the #CBUSSEEUS awareness campaign, and the fund will provide grants to local nonprofits who directly help homeless youth every day.
We are challenging the community to see our youth – our most vulnerable population – in hopes the Columbus can lift them up. It isn’t The Columbus Way. It is the only way.
Please join us and help put an end to youth homelessness.
Members of the Leadership Columbus Class of 2019 launched the #CBUSSEEUS initiative as part of their year in the Leadership Columbus Signature Program. Through this fund donors can support the initiative. Gifts made to this fund support Star House, Huckleberry House, Kaleidoscope Youth Center, and The Center for Healthy Families.
Provide youth experiencing homelessness with a safe respite from the streets and connect them with a chance to thrive.
With hope, we shelter, support, and guide young people navigating challenges.
Serve and support LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults.
Engage teens and their children in opportunities to acquire self-sufficiency, health and well-being, education, and employment through a coordinated network of the most effective community services.