Star OSU House
OHIO State University


Please consider making a donation to OSU's Homeless Youth Fund. Since Autumn 2006, the OSU Star House, through the Department of Human Sciences, has hosted a drop-in center for Columbus' homeless youth.

Up to 60 youth between the ages of 14 to 24 years utilize the center each day in order to rest, access shower and laundry facilities, and receive food, clothing and hygiene items. Youth receive assistance from staff and volunteers for obtaining healthcare, employment and other community services. The center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You can also purchase items on our amazon wishlist located here. For more information regarding donating through Amazon, please feel free to contact Samuel Masters with the information provided below.

There are two ways to donate to the Homeless Youth Fund (312330):

  • Give with a credit card: Give to the Homeless Youth Fund (312330) with a credit card on the Ohio State Online Giving website.
  • Give with a checkWrite the fund name (Homeless Youth Fund) and number (312330) on the memo line. Make checks payable to The Ohio State University Foundation and mail the check to: 
The OSU Office of University Development
    1480 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH 43221

You can also make donations via The Columbus Foundation:
  • Click here to navigate to our page on the Columbus Foundation's power philanthropy website. 
  • Click on the orange "Give Now" button in the upper right hand corner to make a contribution.

If you would like additional information, please contact:

Sam Masters
(614) 432-5409

Jeana Patterson
(614) 432-5406