Lighthouse Youth Services is committed to helping young people and families in need. For a listing of all Lighthouse Programs and the services they provide, click here.
Most Lighthouse programs require a referral from a public service agency, such as the Department of Job and Family Services (JFS) or the juvenile court. The following programs do not require a referral:
Learn more about the Lighthouse Community School
- Lighthouse Community School--A charter school sponsored by Cincinnati Public Schools for young people grades 6-12 who have not been successful in regular public schools.
- All programs in the Runaway and Homeless Youth Division
- Youth Crisis Center--Cincinnati's only 24 hour a day/7 days per week shelter for unaccompanied youth 10 through 17 years old.
- Youth Outreach including Anthony House--An outreach program for youth and young adults living on the street.
- Transitional Living Program--providing housing for homeless young people 18 through 24 years old.
- Help Me Grow--program to assist parents of infants and toddlers who are at risk of developmental delays.
Learn more about the Runaway and Homeless Youth Division
Learn more about Help Me Grow
Having a need--and not knowing where to go for help--can be incredibly frustrating. Listed below are some help lines available in the Greater Cincinnati area:
- 211--The United Way Help Line assists callers in finding public and private agencies that can assist with their problem.
- 281-CARE (281-2273) -- A suicide and crisis hotline.
- 241-KIDS (241-5437) -- To report child abuse or neglect.
- 872-9259 -- YWCA Protect Line for people experiencin spouse or partner abuse.
- 961-4080 -- Lighthouse Youth Crisis Center--for youth experiencing a crisis or who need assistance.
- 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) -- National Runaway Switchboard for young people who have run away or are thinking of running away.