Lighthouse Honoring Five Humanitarians

February 28, 2016

Lighthouse Youth Services is celebrating the accomplishments of five outstanding community leaders this spring. Lighthouse will present its Beacon of Light Humanitarian Award to Iva Brown(awarded posthumously,) Ryan Messer and James Musuraca-Messer, Edgar Smith, and Rabbi Gary Zola on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

New App Connects Homeless LGBTQ Youth to Resources

February 25, 2016

The Upz app is designed to connect LGBTQ homeless youth, or those at risk of becoming homeless, with emergency resources such as shelters, medical care, hotlines to prevent suicide and self-harm, and food.

A Boy Finds His Home: Lighthouse Foster Care

February 17, 2016

Evan is a special boy who stayed in foster care for years. He lived in six different placements and saw at least one potential adoption fall through before he landed in the home of Melissa and Chad Peters, Lighthouse Foster Parents.

Child Sex Trafficking in Our Area: Helping the Victims

February 17, 2016

Approximately 1,000 juveniles — many of whom are in their middle-school years — are forced into the sex trade each year in Ohio. Lighthouse Sheakley Center for Youth Director John Keuffer discussed how to help the victims during an interview on WVXU.