Homeless youth and adults won't be turned away in cold

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The Community Shelter Board and youth shelters want those without homes to know, they have a place to stay.

The Community Shelter Board adds overflow, 300 extra beds, in the winter months to accommodate anyone who wants to stay inside. Call the Homeless Hotline at 614-274-7000 to be connected to a shelter.

There are also 40 Warming Centers throughout the city, click here for a list.

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For youth, Huckleberry House takes all 12 to 17 year-olds who need a place to stay. They can go to what’s called a “Safe Place Location” – Metropolitan Library, Worthington Library, fire station or White Castle – Huck House will be called to come to get them. They can also call the 24/7 crisis hotline at 614-294-5553.

The Star House is a youth drop-in shelter for 14 to 24 year-olds. The youth can usually stay for 12 hours. The next two nights, from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. won’t be counted against their time. The number is 614-826-5868, the address is 1220 Corrugated Way.