Objective: End youth homelessness in Northern Nevada
Eddy House is a center for homeless, runaway, foster, and other at-risk youth. We are the central intake and assessment facility in Northern Nevada. Youth have access to resources for basic needs such as food, clothing, hygiene items, and a safe secure place to be during the day. Eddy House also offers counseling services, work force development, life skills groups, health care services and more. The brand new 24-hour facility now provides safe overnight opportunities for the homeless youth in our community.
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.
Founder Lynette Eddy and her son Brian Eddy