Lighthouse Youth Services is an agency dedicated to providing the best services to children, youth and families in need.
A nationally recognized innovator in services for families in crisis, foster care and adoption, mothers and babies, homeless youth and young adults, delinquent youth, and youth learning to become self-sufficient.Learn More
Helping Children, Youth, and Families in Need Since 1969.
What We Do
We work to advance the dignity and well-being of children, youth and families in need. We believe everyone deserves a place to call home.
Foster Care and Adoption
Outpatient Mental Health Services
Babies and Toddlers
Youth in Crisis Ages 10-17
Shelter and Resources for Homeless Young Adults 18-24
Life Skills and Housing Options for Young Adults 17-24
Lighthouse Community School
Volunteers making a difference each year.
Children, youth and families served each year.
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youth and families when and where they need it most.
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A Decade After Marcus Fiesel Why Are Kids Still Dying In The Care of People They Trust
August 9, 2016
It's hard to imagine a more horrific way for a toddler to die than the fate that 3-year-old Marcus Fiesel suffered back in 2006. He perished wrapped in a blanket, bound with tape and left inside a closet with no food or water over a hot August weekend. The foster parents trusted with caring for Marcus are still in prison for their role in his gruesome, lonely death. Even as Greater Cincinnati grieved a decade ago, professionals in child welfare and foster care services hoped the blue-eyed boy's awful end would inspire changes and improvements in Ohio's child welfare system. And Marcus did inspire changes, to be sure. So why are so many kids still dying?Read Full Article