Center for Human Services’ (CHS) Hutton House received notification that Hutton House was awarded another three years of federal funding through the Basic Center grant! The funding ($200,000 each year) is very important to Hutton House as it represents a substantial amount of their total budget. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Basic Center funding works to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families.
CHS offers a unique service through Hutton House, our youth crisis shelter for teens ages 13 – 17. Hutton House opened its doors in 1976 as a six bed, temporary shelter and counseling provider for runaways and youth in crisis. It is the only one of its kind in the region. Currently, Hutton House is an eight bed shelter and has served thousands of runaway, homeless and other youth in crisis in our community. In addition to putting a roof over their heads and food on the table, some of the services available to youth and their families include: counseling, alcohol and drug assessments, parent education and referral services. This past year Hutton House provided assistance to nearly 300 young people from our community. 91% of them returned home or went to an alternative and appropriate living arrangement. 84% of them reported their relationship with their parents had improved once they got home.