WLWT News 5: Lighthouse opens new facility as part of effort to end youth homelessness

The Sheakley Center for Youth is an all-in-one facility. There is a day shelter on the first floor, an overnight shelter with individual dorms and efficiency apartments for independent living. Clients will move through toward independence as they move through their case plan. The building is an attempt to give people ages 18-24 a home-like environment with the support they need to make changes in their life.

Lighthouse Opening Complex to Serve Homeless Young People

Nearly 40 percent of the area’s homeless are under the age of 25, and the number is growing. Lighthouse Youth & Family Services, the only local agency focused on serving homeless youth, is leading the effort to end youth homelessness in Cincinnati by 2020. Today, we’re proud to announce that construction of the building at the center of this effort, the new Lighthouse Sheakley Center for Youth, is complete.