The Lighthouse was formed in 1999 to serve as a safe space for abused and neglected children. After seeing the need for a women's shelter in the area, we evolved into a refuge for both women and children. While some aspects of The Lighthouse have changed over the years, what has remained the same is our mission to serve with God by our side.
The mission of the Lighthouse is to serve women and children by providing stability, restoring dignity, and empowering independence. We provide not only a safe home, but also a program that highlights self worth, life skills, and the love of Jesus Christ. We prepare women for life beyond The Lighthouse by implementing our "Path to Potential".
The Lighthouse is currently lead by Director Jody O'Neill and a nine member Board of Directors. We have a 8 bedroom 4 bathroom facility in which we house women and children in need. The Lighthouse is run 100% from donations. We rely on these donations to be able to continue providing shelter to these women and children.
30 days: providing stability to the resident by following our daily plan, contributing to house chores, attending church, etc.
60 days: restoring dignity to the resident by setting goals, finding a stable job, pursuing higher education, applying for housing, etc.
90 days: empowering independence to the resident by maintaining a job, paying for personal supplies, etc.
Each resident is given a handbook during the intake process. Our handbook outlines the daily plan, our phases, and the rules and regulations at the Lighthouse.
We have designated smoking times, vehicle rules, house rules, cell phone rules etc. Residents must agree to these rules when entering the Lighthouse.
Our residents must abide to our daily plan.
Our daily plan outlines times in which residents should be ready for our daily devotions, attend class, eat lunch and dinner, volunteer, complete chores, room time and curfew time.
Each resident must complete daily chores. The daily chore list is assigned each week per resident.
Daily chores allow our residents to gain household skills and keep our facility clean and sanitary.
We have many great volunteers who teach classes during the morning and afternoon at the Lighthouse.
These classes range from bible studies to self defense classes. We are always looking for new classes to add each month.
The Lighthouse partners with various counseling centers to help our residents.
Residents are required to seek appropriate counseling resources while living at the Lighthouse.