Lighthouse Spring Newsletter: Helping Youth Achieve Success, Children Need You & Thank You
The need for foster parents in our community is greater than ever. Fueled by the heroin epidemic, there are now more kids in foster care in Hamilton County than at any time in the past 20 years. The average number of new children coming into the system annually was 786. Last year, the number jumped to 1,163.
Foster Children Rise from Despair to “I Know I Can” Do Anything
"You are sitting out there, excited and relieved at the same time,'' said Laquita Howell, a foster care graduate who is now a mom, a JFS worker, and Lighthouse Board member. "Lean on your mentors, ask for help when you need it." And perhaps most important, she told them to never give up on themselves: "Keep telling yourself: 'I can finish it. I know I can, I know I can.' "
Facebook COO & Author Sheryl Sandberg Visits Lighthouse Sheakley Center
"At Lighthouse, they know that ending homelessness is about more than providing a roof and a bed – it's about addressing the root causes of homelessness, from family rejection to poverty and trauma. And it's about creating an accepting environment for everyone who comes to Lighthouse in need of resources and support." - Sheryl Sandberg
Funding for the Bridges Foster Care to 21 Program In Jeopardy
Your advocacy efforts are needed to ensure the Bridges program maintains its funding in the pending state budget legislation. Thousands of foster youth are counting on you.
Lighthouse Announces New Members of Beacon for Youth Foundation Board
Lighthouse Honored As One of The Top Workplaces in Cincinnati
“Lighthouse is honored to receive this distinction. To win an award where the judges are the employees is truly humbling. I’d like to thank the staff at Lighthouse. Their dedication, collaboration, and commitment to serving our community inspires me, and I’m grateful for their contributions,” said Paul Haffner, Lighthouse President & CEO.
Lighthouse Community School Board Welcomes Three New Members