The Eddy House is a fairly new organization – maybe 10 years old – that was started here locally to help those kids that were in a foster home where at age 18, were kicked out onto the streets because their foster parents were no longer receiving subsidies for being foster parents.
These kids are not bad kids, they are just very young and have nowhere to go. Many of these young people do not trust adults as they may have been treated badly by them in the past. They have found a safe haven and other young people in similar situations at The Eddy House in Reno.
The Eddy House brings all of our area services to them through their house which is open to them and located at 423 E. Sixth Street in Reno. This is a safe site without the adult homeless population influencing them negatively. The Eddy House website is: www.EddyHouse.org.
Many of these young people live on the streets. With winter coming, they are very appreciative of having blankets to wrap up in. The Eddy House will lend them your donated blankets and then take them back for The Eldorado to launder and use again. so you should not see them laying around on the streets. Many area businesses are pitching in to help with this much needed project.
Your support and your blankets will be very much appreciated.