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Mental & Behavioral Health Care

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About Us

The light is always on, and the door is always open at Lighthouse Youth & Family Services. Every young person seeking help is welcome.

Lighthouse is a safe space that promotes hope and healing in our community. We provide inclusive and affirming care for all young people, and every young person and family are treated with dignity and respect.

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Helping young people & families heal and reach their full potential since 1969

What We Do

Lighthouse provides a wide range of trauma-informed services to help young people and families heal and grow. Whether it’s therapy, residential treatment, foster care, emergency shelter, or housing, every young person receives personalized care and unconditional support to thrive.

  • Your First Step to Help
  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • Community Juvenile Justice Services
  • Help for Homeless
    Young Adults 18-24
  • OhioRISE
  • Lighthouse Clinic
  • Outpatient Mental Health Services
  • Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)
  • Residential Treatment Services
  • Resources for
    LGBTQ+ Youth
  • Safe Shelter
    for Youth 10-17
  • Your First Step to Help

    Get connected to the services you need when you need them

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  • Foster Care and Adoption

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

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  • Community Juvenile Justice Services

    Specialized services help deter youth from repeating risky behaviors

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  • Help for Homeless
    Young Adults 18-24

    Services aimed at helping young adults create a plan for self-sufficiency

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  • OhioRISE

    A first-of-its-kind program in Ohio for young people with complex needs

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  • Lighthouse Clinic

    Helping young people achieve optimal health through expert, convenient, and holistic care

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  • Outpatient Mental Health Services

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

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  • Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)

    Program focused on teen pregnancy prevention and preparation for adult responsibilities

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  • Residential Treatment Services

    Safe and welcoming places where teens heal through nurturing, accountability, and guidance

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  • Resources for
    LGBTQ+ Youth

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) youth are dramatically over-represented in the homeless youth population

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  • Safe Shelter
    for Youth 10-17

    Care and support for youth and their families through prevention, crisis intervention and long-term service

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300

Volunteers making a difference each year.

4000

Children, youth and families served each year.

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youth and families when and where they need it most.
Your investment will have an impact.

Lighthouse News

Hopeful Empowered Youth (HEY!) Greater Cincinnati is Hiring an Executive Director

May 20, 2024

HEY! Greater Cincinnati is seeking an executive director to lead a transformative journey towards empowering youth and building resilient communities through collective action. As the first Executive Director of HEY! (Hopeful Empowered Youth), you'll spearhead a dynamic, multi-stakeholder effort aimed at revolutionizing mental health support for youth across the Greater Cincinnati Region.

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