OCCH was pleased to invest $6.7 million into the development of Marsh Brook Place, 40 units of permanent supportive housing serving Columbus’ highest need homeless population—youth aged 18-24. Developed by Community Housing Network in partnership with Huckleberry House, Marsh Brook Place’s target population benefits from a non-time limited supportive housing approach with youth-centered services, a model previously unavailable in Columbus.
Marsh Brook Place provides quality supportive housing for families with heads of households who are disabled, age 18-24 and homeless or at risk of homelessness. Located approximately 10 miles southeast of downtown Columbus, Marsh Brook Place offers on-site management, a community activity room, therapeutic/counseling room, computer center, picnic area, outdoor playground, community kitchen, and laundry facilities for residents. Each home offers a furnished unit with central air conditioning, window blinds, and intercom access.
Huckleberry House also provides voluntary supportive services to residents, including financial literacy programs, mental health counseling services and case management, life skills training, linkage to job training and employment services, and health and wellness programs.