30 Years of Neighbors Helping Neighbors
November 22, 1989
We soon opened our doors on West Street, serving 15 residential clients and providing lunches to community members.
The first of now six transitional housing properties which provide low cost housing options for up to two years.
This separate non-profit, was formed as a community-based organization whose volunteers host several annual events to help support the operating costs of The Light House.
The 24,000 square foot facility quadrupled the number of residents we serve and enabled us to expand our outreach programs.
We have since graduated over 370 students trained in Culinary Arts or Building Trades.
Our former shelter at 202 West Street was repurposed and reopened as Light House Bistro, providing training and employment opportunities for our program graduates.
Refocused on prevention and diversion support, and outreach to street homeless—stabilizing over 600 households each year.
We now serve over 2,000 community members in need each year.