Giving Through Jewelry believes in giving back and that’s why 10% of all sales are donated to a charity of the buyer’s choice. There are so many charities to choose from so we like to highlight one organization every month. This month we’re featuring the nonprofit organization, Eddy House. Mission: Eddy House works with homeless and at-risk youth to develop life and job skills necessary for sustainable independence.
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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.
Eddy House was founded in 2011 by Lynette Eddy. Eddy House was originally a residence purchased for former foster youth who found themselves out on the streets after aging-out of the foster system.
Eddy House was founded in 2011 by Lynette Eddy. At that time, the organization purchased a residence to house former foster youth who were living on the streets of Reno, after having aged-out of the foster care system. In 2013, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada launched the YOU’ N I Initiative and orchestrated a convening of more than 200 service providers and youth who have experienced homelessness and/or who have been in the foster care system, to explore the needs of homeless, runaway, foster, and other at-risk youth in Washoe County. Together, they determined the need for a centrally located walk-in center, where youth could access basic-needs services and connect with service providers, to increase long-term stability for homeless 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
How Can YOU Help?
As our needs are diverse and tend to change quite frequently, we created a Wishlist on Amazon.com As we move forward in helping our youth, we discover what our young people need and add them to our Wishlist.
Items can be purchased directly from Amazon.com, purchased locally and delivered to us at the Eddy House (Physical Address 423 E.6th St or Shipping Address PO Box 6207 Reno,NV 89503) , or you may choose to purchase an Amazon.com gift card.
Contribute as an Individual
Support Youth! Each youth interaction Eddy House requires an investment of $21.70. Click here to make a donation or sign-up for a repeating commitment.
Become a Permanent Fixture! Explore our wishlist and choose items for our facility.
Volunteer! Download our Volunteer Application. We rarely use volunteers on-site but we do use them for community events, deep cleaning and organizing our Clothing Closet.
Do you have a different idea how to help out? We’re all ears! Contact us at email@example.com.
Contributions as a Group
Snacks! Sponsor all or part of the monthly snacks at the Eddy House. On a monthly basis, we need approximately 5,000 snacks. Your group can choose a month and amount to sponsor once, or every month!
Care and Comfort! We offer showers for youth who are homeless at our walk-in center. We need toiletries such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, razors, toothpaste, toothbrush etc. Our current needs are just a click away on our Amazon Wishlist! Choose what you want and have the items dropped and shipped to us.
Click here for a printable Wish List !
Friday Family Meals! Sponsor one of our weekly meals or an activity for the Eddy House
Underwrite a special project. We always have special projects that need champions like you! We have projects with budgets that range from $3,000 – $8,000. Many of these projects are currently on the Wishlist! Some of our most pressing needs include upgrades in our Tech Center, games and activities . If your group would like to be a champion of a special project, please contact us today so we can work with you to develop a plan and provide you with all of the support you might need.
The best way to get into contact with Eddy House is to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 775-384-1129.