Hamilton County sends about half of its foster kids to other counties: Cincinnati Enquirer
July 18, 2017
Every couple of weeks or so, Hamilton County child welfare workers pull out a cot between the desks and file cabinets of their downtown Cincinnati office building and put a child to sleep because they can’t find a suitable family member or an available foster home.
How Local Groups Plan to End Youth Homelessness by 2020 with Help from Youth Who Have Lived It: WCPO
July 10, 2017
“I really don’t want any other homeless youth to be in my shoes,” Shawn Ingle said. “To be sleeping under a bridge or begging for food.”
Lighthouse Spring Newsletter: Helping Youth Achieve Success, Children Need You & Thank You
June 16, 2017
The need for foster parents in our community is greater than ever. Fueled by the heroin epidemic, there are now more kids in foster care in Hamilton County than at any time in the past 20 years. The average number of new children coming into the system annually was 786. Last year, the number jumped to 1,163.
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
Funding for the Bridges Foster Care to 21 Program In Jeopardy
June 9, 2017
Your advocacy efforts are needed to ensure the Bridges program maintains its funding in the pending state budget legislation. Thousands of foster youth are counting on you.
Lighthouse Honored As One of The Top Workplaces in Cincinnati
June 2, 2017
“Lighthouse is honored to receive this distinction. To win an award where the judges are the employees is truly humbling. I’d like to thank the staff at Lighthouse. Their dedication, collaboration, and commitment to serving our community inspires me, and I’m grateful for their contributions,” said Paul Haffner, Lighthouse President & CEO.
Keeping Your Children Safe from Sex Traffickers: 9 On Your Side
May 24, 2017
How can you keep your children safe from sex traffickers? Experts weigh in with the facts.
Community Forum on Ending Youth Homelessness in Cincinnati/Hamilton County
May 23, 2017
“Ending youth homelessness is more than providing housing. We are working to develop a set of strategies and resources to assure homeless youth are welcomed into a system by culturally competent, empathic professionals trained to support each person’s path toward stable housing, meaningful employment and expectations for a successful life,” said Paul Haffner, president & CEO of Lighthouse Youth & Family Services.
Lighthouse Youth Services Becomes Lighthouse Youth & Family Services
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.