Lighthouse Youth Services Becomes Lighthouse Youth & Family Services
Cincinnati, OH, May 11, 2017 – Lighthouse Youth Services announced today that it has registered a new trade name, Lighthouse Youth & Family Services. The name change reflects the agency’s commitment to the breadth of its mission: to advance the dignity and well-being of children, youth and families in need.
Since its formation as New Life for Girls, Inc. in 1969, Lighthouse has pioneered the development of many services for youth and families, and has received national recognition for its work in the areas of runaway and homeless youth; juvenile corrections; independent living; and foster care.
Lighthouse adopted its new name to acknowledge its ongoing commitment to supporting families for healthy children and a strong community.
“Family is a Lighthouse core value,” said Lighthouse President and CEO Paul Haffner. “The name change fully recognizes who we are and have always been. From infancy to independence, the agency provides coordinated care for children, youth and families when and where they need it most.”
“Lighthouse services will always place the child, teen, or young adult at the core of our efforts. This new name reflects the importance of serving the entire family in a coordinated effort to achieve clinical outcomes that are meaningful, sustainable, and provide for the best possible future for each child and their family,” said Lighthouse Vice President and COO Jayson Pratt.
Lighthouse is announcing its name change during Foster Care Month to help raise awareness of the need for foster parents in Hamilton County. Every child deserves a safe home and a loving family. Custody numbers and foster care numbers in Hamilton County are hitting highs we haven’t seen since the early 1990s.
The new name, Lighthouse Youth & Family Services, is effective immediately, and will be implemented throughout the calendar year 2017. The legal name of the agency remains Lighthouse Youth Services, Inc.