End Youth Homelessness in Cincinnati by 2020
Lighthouse Youth Services was honored to be chosen as one of the six finalists for Transform Cincinnati, an initiative co-founded by Richard Rosenthal and aimed at linking philanthropists to big ideas aimed at transforming Cincinnati for decades to come.
WLWT Puts Sheakley Center for Youth in the Spotlight
WLWT News 5 provided a Thanksgiving feast for the Lighthouse Sheakley Center for Youth on Monday, November 22. The same day WLWT News 5 Reporter Jennifer Schack told the story of the Sheakley Center and we work each day to make a difference. Thank you WLWT!
St. Ursula Students Supporting Lighthouse
“Just because we’re teenagers doesn’t mean we can’t make a difference.”
WLWT Tells Lighthouse Family’s Amazing Story
Lighthouse parent Jessica Schumacher: “Finding homes for larger sibling sets is very, very difficult. Usually, they are separated, but it’s a gift. It’s a gift to us that they are together. It’s amazing.”
Local 12 Highlights Importance and Need for Foster and Adoptive Parents
Lighthouse parent Jessica Schumacher: “Like any mom, there's rough days but so many wonderful days and beautiful days. It's a joy to watch them grow. It's a joy to watch them learn and flourish. I'm excited about the people that they are and the people they are going to be.”
WCPO: Lighthouse Family Grows from Two to Eight!
Thanks WCPO 9 On Your Side for telling the Schumachers' story! We're so proud they are a Lighthouse family!
Editorial: Now is the Time to Expand Support of Foster Youth
Right now, 3,000 Ohio foster alumni between the ages of 18 and 21 are struggling to survive.
November is Adoption Month
Around this time of year, most of us are adding to ever-expanding to-do lists…turkey, tinsel, parties. However the trimmings and gifts can’t hold a candle to the warm embrace of family.
Lighthouse Is Building “A Place to Call Home”
Lighthouse Youth Services is in the midst of a $20 million capital campaign aimed at ending youth homelessness in Cincinnati by 2020. The goal of the project is to create a seamless system of care to support the unique needs of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in our community. At the center of this concept is "A Place to Call Home."
I Am a Social Worker
I am a social worker.
In a general sense, my job is to help people improve the quality of their lives. In a practical sense, my job is so much more. Each day is different and each family I meet is unique. I travel to homes all over Hamilton County, from the wealthy suburb of Indian Hill to the poverty-stricken inner-city neighborhoods in lower Price Hill.