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Lighthouse Emergency Services Accomplishments

In collaboration with Lighthouse Community Development, Lighthouse Emergency Services (LES) established a team that prevented families from losing their homes to foreclosure.

LES gave 2,586 households a clean start with their utility bills through a grant from the Michigan Public Services Commission.

People are hungry 365 days a year. LES served 24,052 individuals with multiple-day groceries and provided 4,155 individuals from Pontiac and Clarkston communities with food to prepare a Thanksgiving meal.

Our volunteers provided meals, gift cards, warm clothing, home essentials, gas cards and toys to 43,017 individuals who were adopted through the Holiday Program. They graciously delivered not only groceries, but thousands of hand-wrapped smiles too.

Eighteen (18) senior luncheons were conducted through partnerships with the Oakland County Bar Association, Prince of Peace, First Presbyterian, and the Birmingham Bloomfield Newcomers Club. LES Senior Services program accomplished 100% in-home assessments of seniors in the program.

Lead by just three tireless volunteers, Career Dress provides business clothing to women re-entering the work force. In a partnership grant with the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, Career Dress was able to buy new shoes for deserving women. They also gave hundreds of purses donated by Crittenton Hospital and FBS Financial Services, preparing the women for career opportunities and ensuring each woman has a little purse of her own.

SAFE developed a solid working relationship with Lancaster Village apartments allowing eight families to obtain affordable safe housing. A new intensive empowerment workshop, with 90% participation, has enabled families to build personal skills that better stabilize their families.

LES initiated phase two of our program to serve the chronically homeless with leasing assistance and supportive services to stabilize their lives.  An additional ten units will be ended to the existing 23 unites of housing for formerly homeless individual with chronic mental illness issues.

Partnering with Lighthouse Community Development and Lighthouse PATH, LES is working to launch a Center for Working families program at Lighthouse.  This program will provide families and individuals with the necessary tools to continue progressing on the road to self-sufficiency.

LES newest program, called LIFE, is designed to provide incentives and recognize existing family strengths, with the ultimate goal of empowering families to overcome issues that prevent them from building personal assets and reaching self-sufficiency.


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