Every month GETDOT Cincinnati gets together to provide a place for people to meet with a cause in mind – Cincinnati’s less fortunate kids. Every event has a specific purpose in mind and Lighthouse Youth Services is the charity we are supporting this month. Come out and join us from 5-7 pm at the Margaritaville restaurant for a drink and some good company for a great cause!
Children’s Charity of Choice
Lighthouse Youth Services is a multiservice agency providing social services to children, youth and families in southwestern Ohio. Operating since 1969, Lighthouse is nationally recognized as an innovator in services for families in crisis, for homeless youth and young adults, for youth learning to become
self-sufficient, and in foster care for abused or neglected children.
Lighthouse operates the area’s only direct access, around the clock sanctuary for homeless, abused, neglected or abandoned youth; the only state-supported private juvenile corrections program for serious juvenile felons; and is the largest provider of foster care in Hamilton County. In all, Lighthouse operates 19 different programs, including a charter school.
At any given time there are over 550 children, youth and families in Lighthouse residential care. Each day Lighthouse staff members serve over 2,000 children and families through its community based services. Last year, the agency served over 5,000 young people and families. Central to their lives are concerns about homelessness, hunger, loneliness and safety.
Check out Lighthouse Youth Services at www.lys.org.