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.
WLWT News 5: We need you! Volunteers and sponsors needed for Happy Holidays Gift Drive
November 19, 2019
Your help is needed! The holiday season can be particularly difficult for children and young people who can’t be with their families and for the families who are struggling each day to make ends meet. You can brighten their holidays by becoming a part of the Lighthouse Happy Holidays Gift Drive.
Lighthouse Safe and Supported Team Leads LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training Summit
November 6, 2019
Congressman Brad Wenstrup Introduces Housing for Homeless Students Act with Lighthouse Endorsement
October 31, 2019
"Young adults working to escape homelessness should not have to choose between stable housing or pursuing their education. It’s unacceptable. At Lighthouse, we see young people forced to contend with this dilemma every day. This exception to the LIHTC rule will remove this barrier to their success and encourage young people experiencing homelessness to pursue their dreams,” said Paul Haffner, President and CEO of Lighthouse Youth & Family Services.
Early Thanksgiving Dinner for Teenagers in Foster Care & Young Adults Formerly in Foster Care
October 15, 2019
For young people in and from foster care, holidays can be a reminder of lost connections. This early Thanksgiving dinner for teenagers ages 14 and up in foster care, and former foster care youth ages 18 and up offers comfort and the opportunity to connect.
Lighthouse Volunteer Rhonda Sheakley Honored as Enquirer Woman of the Year
October 15, 2019
“When I saw what the needs were, and the challenges that people have, I realized that there was a great capacity to help in our community. I’m not playing tennis or playing bridge. I felt I needed to give back to the community.” Rhonda Sheakley
Make a Difference in Less than a Minute!
September 13, 2019
Vote now and make a difference! Lighthouse has the chance to win $20,000 to fund services for young people and families. Vote 4 ways every day: https://bit.ly/2lIo5zV #VoicesofHealth #Lighthouse50 Thank you!
Senator Sherrod Brown Visits Lighthouse Sheakley Center
August 30, 2019
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited the Lighthouse Sheakley Center for Youth on Thursday, August 29, to bring attention to the Housing for Homeless Students Act, his bill with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH).
You’re Making a Difference: Lighthouse Views Summer 2019
July 26, 2019
Your support made it possible for more than 100 young people over the last three months to get help when faced with being homeless.
Innovative program aims to end youth homelessness in Greater Cincinnati
June 26, 2019
Every night in Hamilton County, many young people have no family to eat dinner with, no bed to sleep in, or no place they feel safe. Hundreds become homeless each year. Arianna was just 17 years old when she became homeless. She was kicked out of her house as she was about to start her senior year. No young person should go through this.