Lighthouse Youth & Family Services is an agency dedicated to creating a community where every young person has the opportunity to thrive.
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 empower young people and families to succeed through a continuum of care that promotes healing and growth.
Foster Care and Adoption
Outpatient Mental Health Services
Babies and Toddlers
Youth in Crisis
Shelter and Resources for Homeless Young Adults 18-24
Life Skills and Housing Options for Young Adults 17-24
Lighthouse Community School
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Children, youth and families served each year.
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Lighthouse Experts Provide Insight about Adoption Process in Cincinnati Magazine Article
November 19, 2019
If you can, it’s best to have a room ready that is warm and inviting with a comforter and stuffed animal that are suitable to the child’s age. “You don’t want it to feel like an institution,” says Becky Story, Lighthouse Foster Care & Adoption Licensing Specialist, "but you also don’t want to be too specific in tastes so that the child perceives,“Wow, this is what they want me to be?”Give the child somewhere cozy to settle in, but then as you get to know one another ask,“What do you like?” Once settled in, let the child choose a few items—perhaps a new bedspread or some posters—to personalize their space.Read Full Article