"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
~Edward Everett Hale
Lighthouse has a 41-year history of providing a continuum of services to families in crisis. It is the single largest nonprofit provider of
emergency food and housing to low-income families in Oakland County.
Lighthouse is a leader in its ability to offer successful programs that motivate, promote self-sufficiency, develop financial independence, and
offer long-term results for clients. These programs encourage participation and build individual skills, leading to many success stories.
Families that enter our doors are worried, sometimes embarrassed, and often desperate. Children tightly clench the hands of their mothers and
worried parents whisper in the waiting room. Families turn to us seeking support for the most basic of needs: food, utility assistance, prescription
assistance, and other essentials. And many of them are seeking help for the first time.
Families who are facing foreclosure and/or job loss find it difficult to imagine a brighter future. Such desperate situations are a daily struggle.
Lighthouse meets more than just the needs of a few. Our vision is to solve the problem of chronic poverty by providing the individuals we serve
with the resources, relationships, and skills they need to be independent – enriching their lives and the community as a whole.
The help and hope provided by Lighthouse enables our clients to strive for a brighter, more secure life for themselves and their family.
We move families from crisis to self-sufficiency –one day, one program, one person, one family at a time.