Lighthouse Youth Services is dedicated to providing the best services and compassionate care to children, youth and families in need. Founded in 1969, Lighthouse now serves 6000 children, youth and families each year. The agency is a nationally recognized innovator in services for youth and families in crisis, foster care and adoption, mothers and babies, homeless youth and young adults, and youth involved with the juvenile justice system. Lighthouse also provides opportunities for learning and achievement for all students as well as housing options for young adults learning to become self-sufficient.
During the past 47 years, thousands of young people on the streets have reached out to Lighthouse Youth Services for help. And Lighthouse is always there. Now Lighthouse is leading the effort to end youth homelessness in our community by 2020. Together we can give our young people who are homeless a way out of despair and give them hope for building a new independent life.
Construction began in June 2016 on a four-story 65,000 square foot housing and service complex for homeless youth. The building on Iowa Avenue in Walnut Hills will include 28 individual shelter bedrooms, 39 apartments, a resource center, health care facilities, and a street outreach team. Construction is expected to be completed in December 2017.
Volunteers are a vital part of Lighthouse. The agency couldn’t fulfill its mission; to advance the dignity and well-being of children, youth and families in need, without volunteers. There’s a lot you can do. We offer a variety of creative ways you can make a real difference. Daytime, evening and weekend opportunities are available.
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