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.Learn More
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
- 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 themLearn More
Foster Care and Adoption
Be the somebody. You can make a difference in a child’s lifeLearn More
Community Juvenile Justice Services
Specialized services help deter youth from repeating risky behaviorsLearn More
Help for Homeless Young Adults 18-24
Services aimed at helping young adults create a plan for self-sufficiencyLearn More
A first-of-its-kind program in Ohio for young people with complex needsLearn More
Outpatient Mental Health Services
Expert and compassionate care so children, youth and families can heal, grow and thriveLearn More
Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)
Program focused on teen pregnancy prevention and preparation for adult responsibilitiesLearn More
Residential Treatment Services
Safe and welcoming places where teens heal through nurturing, accountability, and guidanceLearn More
Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) youth are dramatically over-represented in the homeless youth populationLearn More
Safe Shelter for Youth 10-17
Care and support for youth and their families through prevention, crisis intervention and long-term serviceLearn More
Volunteers making a difference each year.
Children, youth and families served each year.
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youth and families when and where they need it most.
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Lighthouse Chosen for Inaugural Initiative to Prevent Youth Homelessness
October 24, 2023
“Over the next three years, Lighthouse will coordinate and collaborate with other youth and young adult service providers, community organizations, and private and public agencies to create a safety net for youth at risk of experiencing homelessness,” said Bonita Campbell, vice president and COO of Lighthouse Youth & Family Services. “We’ll also work closely with the Lighthouse Youth Advisory Council, a group of young people with past or present experience with child welfare or homelessness, in the planning and implementation of the project.”Read Full Article