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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.

WLWT News 5: Cautionary Tale of Social Media Follows Girl’s Kidnapping

May 5, 2017

Acknowledging social media use can be loads of fun, experts warn about its risks and dangers warned today it can also be fatal." The cautionary words come in the wake of arrests for the rape and sexual exploitation of a 14-year-old girl.These apps are popping up seems like every day," said Ryan Hall of Lighthouse Youth Services. Hall handles street outreach for Lighthouse and emphasized how it's up to parents to be vigilant, to know what those apps are.

Cincinnati Enquirer: A Tower and a Beacon Called Home

March 23, 2017

Ryan Hall breaks into a wide smile when he recognizes the young man sitting on a retaining wall taking a long drag off a cigarette outside the Downtown library. “Hey man, how are you?” asks Hall, a homeless outreach manager for Lighthouse Youth Services. “You doing OK? Where you staying?”

9 On Your Side: Foster Parents Care for Five Siblings After Shooting

March 9, 2017

"It's very difficult. We have families coming in out of the goodness of their heart to be foster families, so we are putting in place now more trauma-based, trauma-focused training for families to be able to help these children cope," Lighthouse Foster Care and Adoption Licensing Supervisor Robyn Bastin said.

Student Finds His Way Back After Time at Lighthouse’s Paint Creek

March 5, 2017

The reason he thinks he's made it through, “It’s faith. There’s a reason. I feel like I was supposed to go to Paint Creek. I honestly feel like I wouldn’t be the young man I am today. I feel like I wouldn’t think how I think. I wouldn’t move how I move. I feel like I really needed that time to evaluate myself as a person and find out who I am.”