COLUMBUS, Ohio — Homeless youth are relying on a much-needed shelter during frigid cold in central Ohio.
Founded in 2006, Star House operates a shelter for youth 14-24. Temperatures are forecasted to drop into the teens Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
CEO Ann Bischoff said younger people are reaching out for help, "We're seeing twice as many youth per day now as we did last year and if we're going to have a longer winter, we're going to need even more blankets and coats, gloves, and socks."
Mekayla Goodman is one of the young people staying at Star House. The 20-year-old has been homeless since February, "You need that kind of stability because you're not worried about where you're going to shower, where and what you're going to eat, where you're going to sleep or where you're going to stay warm."
Bischoff said donations like gloves, hats, socks, underwear and other clothes are always needed. People can give by clicking here.
Bischoff said there’s also a need for volunteers to work at the shelter. People interested can find out more information here.