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The mission of the Eddy House YOUth Resource Center is to promote self-sufficiency and empowerment to homeless, runaway, foster, and at-risk youth ages 12-24 by providing safety, basic needs, and access to community resources in Northern Nevada.

 

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  • One of our clients is off to a job interview! Jose sat down with staff on Wednesday and completed 5 job applications! This morning he came in and got some great interview clothes from our community's clothing donations. Since April we have helped over 60 of our youth get jobs. Wish Jose luck!! #endingyouthhomelessness #eddyhouse #biggestlittlecity #cityofreno  
  • PHIL GOT A JOB!! Phil has been taking classes through Truckee Meadows Community College and has been actively seeking employment with the help of the Eddy House staff. He has also been going to job interviews and just landed a job in something he is very passionate about, Community Health Work. We have assisted Phil with food, bus passes, and casual/ interview clothing. Phil starts work today! Wish him luck!

     
  • Meet Mike, Mike met our staff while we were outreaching at one of the parks down by the Truckee River last summer. We usually will set up a table and give out snacks, drinks, and hygiene items to homeless/ at-risk youth. Last summer we met hundreds of new youth down at the river who were not aware of the Eddy House, just like Mike. We recently purchased some workbooks for Mike because he just got a job helping remodel houses.

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                [text] => Make sure to stop by for our healthy food drive today! We are collecting healthy items for our homeless youth to eat while they are here. Food items we are looking for include:
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                [text] => From the desk of Michele Gehr, MSSW – Executive Director
    Dear Northern Nevada Community,
    I had the incredible opportunity to present Eddy House to Mayor Hillary Schieve and our Reno City Council. I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of our recent data. Hopefully this will inspire each of you to share this information with people you know and help us rally our community to support the Eddy House expansion. • Eddy House serves non-system youth up to age 24. •In 2016, we served 504 youth, for a total of 6194 interactions. In the first three months of 2017, we served 325 youth, for a total of 1989 interactions. • We do not duplicate services and partner with the best community agencies • 93% of our young people have lost a parent, primary caregiver, or close friend. • 39% have been through our foster care systems. • 67% of our youth are from Washoe County; 6% are from rural Nevada. • We provide basic needs: showers, clothing, and food. • We also connect youth to services that provide medical, dental and education. We have addiction counseling, mental health services, anger management, music therapy, and grief and loss therapy. • 59% of our youth have been treated for mental health disorders. • 60% of our young people have no education; 70% of our youth had an IEP or Special Education plan while in school. •70% report that they feel safer on the streets than they did at home. •58% of our young people have exchanged sex or labor for food, shelter, or clothing. • The USICH estimates that the cost to an average city for a single homeless person is between $30,000 and $50,000. If ½ of Eddy House kids access the ER, are arrested, or use the adult shelter, the conservative estimated cost to the City of Reno is $5.8 million dollars a year.
    The Eddy House has the solution to the problem of homeless youth. I believe that together, we can show the rest of the country how to solve the problem of youth homelessness. Please contact us if you would like to show support for a 24-hour drop-in center in Downtown Reno. We cannot do it without you. Thank you for your support!
    Best,
    Michele Gehr, MSSW
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