The mission of The Eddy House 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.
Eddy House is the central intake and assessment facility in Northern Nevada. The objective of the Eddy House is to end youth homelessness in Reno, Nevada. Eddy House youth resource center is a drop in center for homeless, runaway, foster, and other at-risk youth. Youth can access resources for their basic needs such as food, clothing, hygiene items, and a safe secure place to hang out Monday through Friday 10am-5pm. Eddy House partners with many organizations in the Northern Nevada region to provide further resources to our youth.
Our Future Goal
The vision of the Eddy House is to end youth homelessness in Northern Nevada by expanding services in down-town Reno through a 24 hour 7 days a week drop-in center. The Eddy House will continue to collaborate with community agencies and provide care and comfort services to homeless youth ages 12-24.
Eddy House Statistics
- 43% of our youth have been in the foster system
- 66% became homeless between the ages of 16-18
- 50% have no high school diploma or GED
- 74% male
- 34% have given birth or fathered a child
- 59% have received mental health services
- Top 3 needs: Employment; Housing; Food
- 93% are between the ages of 18-24
- We saw 504 individual youth in 2016
- We had over 6,200 interactions
- The U.S. Inter Agency Council on Homelessness estimates the cost to a city for one homeless person to be between $30,000-50,000 per year