Agency encourages people to sleep outside to raise awareness for homeless

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A local agency wants you to spend the night outside. It's all about raising awareness about youth homelessness as their numbers are on the rise.

The Huckleberry House, which helps homeless youth, is staging a SLEEP OUT and wants more people to participate.

The Huck House has a youth outreach program, a youth crisis shelter, and a transitional program for those over 18.

The development director points to a recent study to stress the need for these services.

“One in ten 18 to 25 year-olds in the United States have experienced homelessness in the past year,” said Sonya Thesing.

The SLEEP OUT will raise money for all of The Huck House programs. It will be April 20 on the lawn of COSI. If you would like to learn more or participate, click here.