37 Jefferson Ave: Support, Safety & Hope
Since 1991, the building at 37 Jefferson Avenue has provided safe and welcoming homes to clients engaged in supportive housing programs. Schooley Caldwell and Osborn Engineering recently breathed new life into this building with a pro bono renovation, and it needed it! Built in the 1950s, this 20-unit apartment building had experienced quite a bit of wear and tear, and we wanted to give back to our community by giving it a complete refresh.
Now, 37 Jefferson Ave is being utilized by Huckleberry House to provide temporary housing for disadvantaged teens; it’s a nonprofit that works with Central Ohio’s youth and families who are dealing with abuse, violence, neglect, poverty, and homelessness. Huckleberry House is officially the newest tenant on the block at the Jefferson Avenue Center, a historic campus all along Jefferson Avenue of over a dozen nonprofits, including Action for Children, the Columbus Literacy Council, and more.
At the open house on Friday, we celebrated the transformation with our partners and the Jefferson Ave Center!