Lighthouse Youth Services is a multiservice agency providing social services to children, youth and families in south eastern Ohio. Operating since 1969, Lighthouse is nationally recognized as an innovator in services for families in crisis, for homeless youth and young adults, for youth learning to become self-sufficient, and in foster care for abused or neglected children.
Lighthouse operates the areas only direct access, around the clock sanctuary for homeless, abused, neglected or abandoned youth; and a juvenile corrections facility with a success rate more than double that of traditional facilities. In all, Lighthouse operates 19 different programs and a charter school.
At any given time there are over 400 children, youth and families in Lighthouse residential care. Each day Lighthouse staff members serve over 1000 children and families through its community based services. Last year, the agency served over 4000 young people and families. Central to their lives are concerns about homelessness, hunger, loneliness and safety.