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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.

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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

Foster Care and Adoption

Be the somebody. You can make a difference in a child’s life.
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Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice

Specialized services help deter youth from repeating risky behaviors.
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Outpatient Mental Health Services

Outpatient Mental Health Services

Expert and compassionate care so children, youth and families can heal, grow and thrive.
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Babies and Toddlers

Babies and Toddlers

Services designed to assure that newborns, infants, and toddlers have the best possible start in life.
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Youth in Crisis

Youth in Crisis

A continuum of care and support for youth and their families through prevention, crisis intervention and long-term service.
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Shelter and Resources for Homeless Young Adults 18-24

Shelter and Resources for Homeless Young Adults 18-24

Services aimed at helping young adults create a plan for self-sufficiency.
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Life Skills and Housing Options for Young Adults 17-24

Life Skills and Housing Options for Young Adults 17-24

Guiding young adults to self-sufficiency while living independently.
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Lighthouse Community School

Lighthouse Community School

Grow in an environment that promotes learning and achievement for all students.
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5000

Children, youth and families served each year.

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Lighthouse News

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.

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