Reaching the Youngest Members of the Homeless Community
As women and children come into the program, Lighthouse strives to give both parties the best care we can. Most children have endured years of inconsistency, instability, and, in many cases, abuse and neglect.
Children five-years-old and younger will attend the Lighthouse Ministries Community Preschool. Here, they will learn comprehensive skills, regain balance, and experience love and support from an experienced staff.
Older children will attend a local school during the day followed by our KIDcare After-School Program. Lighthouse KIDcare provides counseling, pediatric care, case management, academic tutoring and training, and peer interaction. The Hobbs Foundation Kids Technology Center gives children the opportunity to learn computer skills, complete their homework, receive additional tutoring, and interact with other students via games and crafts after school.
Additionally, families are encouraged to join group and church activities as a way for the family to connect with each other and other families. Group activities often include trips to local museums, theme parks, and other family-oriented events.
The story of Mimi’s childhood is heartbreaking. As a nine-year-old she was sent to America from Haiti with her father. She was here to raise money for her family back home. What followed when she arrived, however, set a tone for her life that’s taken her years to overcome.