As part of OAAPN’s philanthropic efforts, we are partnering with Star House to gather needed items at the OAAPN Statewide Conference. Founded in 2006, Star House operates the nation’s only 24/7 drop-in center for youth experiencing homelessness that hosts continuous best-practice research and is the only housing village of its kind in Central Ohio for college-age youth who are experiencing homelessness. At Central Ohio’s only drop-in center, young people experiencing homelessness, ages 14-24, are provided with immediate access to safety, basic needs, and crucial, stabilizing resources.You can find more information about Star House on their website at this LINK. For those attending the Statewide Conference, please bring your donations with you to the OAAPN registration desk.OAAPN will be collecting the following items to donate to Star House: Toothpaste, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, pads, tampons, razors, deodorant, shampoo, and conditioner, natural haircare products, oils, and gels, other new toiletries, new men’s boxers & women’s underwear.Aren’t planning to attend the conference? No problem! You can help in various ways:

  • Monetary donations can be made via this LINK or give gift cards HERE
  • You can view their Amazon Wish List HERE
  • Volunteer – find more details HERE

OAAPN will continue to shed light on social issues in our state and find various ways to support our communities. You can donate to any of the worthy causes we have supported in the past by visiting the OAAPN website philanthropy page HERE.