Dear Eddy House Community:
In April of 2016, the Eddy House started a job skills group designed to teach our homeless youth how to apply for and maintain a job. In the past 9 months, over 60 of our young people are employed and working toward financial independence and a life off the streets. This program and others like it was made possible through generous donations from local businesses and individuals like you who are looking to have a positive impact on our Northern Nevada community.
The Eddy House is the first point of contact for Reno’s homeless youth population and serves as the central intake and assessment for young, homeless people ages 12-24. In 2016, the Eddy House saw over 500 individual youth come through our doors.
We at the Eddy House seek to transform our community by providing homeless, runaway, foster, and other at-risk youth the opportunity to become self-sufficient and empowered in Northern Nevada. We cannot do this alone and rely on our community partners to assist our vulnerable youth. It is our hope that 2017 will bring us closer to a 24-hour drop-in facility that will keep our young people safe while they learn the social and emotional skills needed to lead happy and productive lives.
Again, thank you for your donation and we hope you will continue to support the Eddy House. If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule a tour, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Michele Gehr, MSSW
A special thanks to these donors who helped us open our doors and get our organization started.
- Alcoa Foundation
- Bergmann Family Fund
- David and Judy Hess Giving Fund
- Farm Bureau Bank
- Geoff and Sally White Charitable Fund
- Grainger Foundation
- Junior League of Reno, Inc.
- Maddox Family Trust
- McConnell, Manit and Trout
- Michael and Darlene Arnold
- Nevada Women’s Fund
- NV Energy
- Renown Health
- Roxie and Azad Joseph Foundation Trust
- Ryan and Debra Cuddy
- Sara Uppal
- Stillwater Foundation
- Susanne and Gloria Young Foundation
- Thelma B and Thomas P Hart Foundation
- Tides Foundation
- West Star Foundation
-With the list of more donors coming soon.