News

Impact 100 Awards Grant to Lighthouse for New Agricultural Learning Center

September 22, 2017

Couldn't be prouder to be among the recipients of a grant from Impact 100! The expansion of our seasonal urban agricultural program to a year-round operation will offer life-changing opportunities to the students we serve and allow a substantial increase in the production of fruits and vegetables available in Madisonville and surrounding communities.

Ohio Attorney General DeWine Urges Ohioans to Become Foster Parents

August 24, 2017

"There is a growing chasm between the number of available foster families and the increasing number of children who enter the child welfare system because one or both of their parents are drug addicts," said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. "Today I want to issue a call to Ohioans who may be interested in being a foster parent. I ask them to make that leap and open their home to a kid or kids who could use a stable, loving home."

Foster Children Rise from Despair to “I Know I Can” Do Anything

June 9, 2017

"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

June 9, 2017

"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