Morning Meal Ministry

Early weekday mornings we gather outside to join hands, and ask God’s blessing on the morning meal and all who would enter our facility. Our volunteers serve the broad array of foods prepared by our cooks buffet-style to our guests. Each meal is complemented by an inspirational challenge from the Word of God by a local pastor, layman, or a short-term missionary. 

Personal Care Center

The Mission provides basic needs such as clothing, laundry and shower facilities. Personal Care Attendants provide personal service as guests "shop" for their clothing preferences and hygiene needs. 

Our staff is available to meet with clients and refer them to organizations that can meet medical, housing or other needs. Clients seeking help can be recommended for on and off-island rehabilitation. 

After-School Program

Our licensed after-school program for children ages 5 to 12 is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. A warm, secure reception welcomes children to their home away from home. Staff and volunteers work together to assess individual student needs. They provide homework assistance and offer academic reinforcement. A snack is always part of the daily schedule. A Bible lesson, and guided activity or supervised free time round out the daily program.

Family-Friendly Events

"Catch the Vision" is the theme for our Family Reading Fest and Book Exchange. Families gather at Liberty Theater to be both entertained and inspired. Children enjoy special readings by local authors and members of our community, and parents are parents learn tips for strengthening literacy in the home. 

Everyone is invited for holidays and special events. It may be "Family and Friends" Thanksgiving Dinner in November, Christmas at the Lighthouse in December, or the Concert and Grand Buffet in April. 

" Picnic in the Park" is an outdoor event held on the third Sunday afternoon of each month. 

Bethel  Garden

Adjoining our main building is a garden with historic ruins that is being cultivated as a butterfly and herb garden. Maintained by volunteers in partnership with help from the homeless, the garden is a visual oasis in an urban setting that yields lemongrass, thyme and basil used to brew our "Bush Tea" and add to other savory food dishes served up here.  

Project-Homeless Connect

The Lighthouse has coordinated the Spiritual Care & Counseling and entertainment components of Project Homeless-Connect, a national initiative implemented locally to bring public and private service providers together to showcase opportunities, services and resources available to the homelss and their sheltering caregivers.