The Eddy House
The Eddy House works with homeless and at-risk youth to develop life and job skills necessary for sustainable independence. To accomplish this The Eddy House operates a day drop-in center to welcome and care for youth on the street. Thanks to Youth Network Initiative put forth by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, the Eddy House has morphed into a drop-in resource center for Northern Nevada’s homeless youth. Young people, ages 12-24 are welcome to come by for care and comfort services such as: showers, food and clothing. Youth know staff by name and a Crisis Manager provides light case management and referrals to community agencies who work closely with the Eddy House.
“The way we treat our most vulnerable is a reflection on who we are as a community. These are the community’s kids. We can’t ignore it. These kids are in a constant state of crisis and it’s a public health issue.”