News

Thank You, Lighthouse!

May 1, 2020

Tamie Sullivan, volunteer and board member at Lighthouse Youth & Family Services, says THANK YOU! to the Lighthouse team for their continuing care of children, youth and families in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Young People Creating Positive Futures

March 6, 2020

When he was 13 years old, Lexavier bounced from relatives’ houses to friends’ couches. He had no structure or stability. When he began living at the Lighthouse Youth Development Center (YDC), everything changed. YDC is a residential treatment home for boys. “Life was crazy and awful,” he says. “I didn’t have a home until I came to Lighthouse. It took me a while to understand they were there to help me.”

Lighthouse Welcomes Four New Board Members

February 20, 2020

Lighthouse is pleased to announce four new members have joined its Board of Trustees. The new additions include Doug Bierer, Greg Hartmann, Kick Lee, and Kenneth Parker.

Lighthouse Experts Provide Insight about Adoption Process in Cincinnati Magazine Article

November 19, 2019

If you can, it’s best to have a room ready that is warm and inviting with a comforter and stuffed animal that are suitable to the child’s age. “You don’t want it to feel like an institution,” says Becky Story, Lighthouse Foster Care & Adoption Licensing Specialist, "but you also don’t want to be too specific in tastes so that the child perceives,“Wow, this is what they want me to be?”Give the child somewhere cozy to settle in, but then as you get to know one another ask,“What do you like?” Once settled in, let the child choose a few items—perhaps a new bedspread or some posters—to personalize their space.