Bringing Stability to the Lives of Homeless Youth
January 9, 2019
"We are seated in a huddle room at Lighthouse Youth & Family Services, a partner agency to the Freestore Foodbank. It is the day before Thanksgiving and unlike the rest of the world, the atmosphere inside the building is strangely tense. "
Make Volunteering Your 2019 Resolution
January 9, 2019
Each New Year brings about new resolutions for everyone. Some choose to make a change in their own lives, while others vow to make a difference within their community. You can accomplish both by resolving to volunteer more in 2019.
Lighthouse Sheakley Center for Youth Honored as Service Provider of the Year
December 24, 2018
We Need You
December 17, 2018
Your year-end gift will help Lighthouse be there for kids who are homeless, alone, and have nowhere to turn.
Carly’s Story: I was a homeless teenager
December 7, 2018
No one wants to think about innocent children being homeless. But homeless kids do exist; I was alone and homeless when I was just 13 years old.
New Video Highlights Positive Impact of Apartments in Lighthouse Sheakley Center for Youth
November 19, 2018
"Prior to coming to Lighthouse, I was homeless. Knowing that I have a place like this, I actually feel like I have someone on my side.... The first time I smiled in a long time was the day I got my apartment." 21-year-old Celeste, a resident of the Lighthouse Sheakley Centr for Youth
Lighthouse Foster Mom on Importance of Children’s Services Levy
November 7, 2018
Kim Davis said the children she and her husband, Keith, have fostered have required extensive mental and behavioral health services to work through the trauma they had experienced.
"All of those services are through Hamilton County," she said. "Without those services, I don't know where we would be. I don't know where the children would be. Emotionally, it would be so much harder for them to heal."
Abused and Neglected Children Need Your Help: Support Issue 9
October 26, 2018
The number of abused and neglected children in our community is on the rise. The number of children served in custody has increased by 41% in only 3 years.
Lighthouse CEO: Issue 9 is Important for Our Community’s Future
October 19, 2018
"The staff at Hamilton County Job and Family Services is doing all they can to serve our abused and neglected children," said Paul Haffner, Lighthouse President and CEO. "If we actually give them the funding that they need and deserve, we can do incredible things for our kids."
What You Need to Know About the Children’s Services Levy
October 17, 2018
"If nothing changes, JFS, the agency responsible for placing children in foster care, will run out of money in three years, county financial experts have said. This is the result of an increase in demand coupled with state cuts."