Lighthouse Inc

Rating: 4.92 stars   132 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Human Services

Location: 1360 E. 9th St. Ste 200 Cleveland OH 44114 USA

Mission: Lighthouse, Inc. mission is to build meaningful and lasting relationships with the children and their families in the central neighborhood and provide resources and establish partnerships that will break the cycle of poverty. Additionally, to raise up leaders and holistically restore the community.
Results: 30 years of proven innovation and leadership in their Urban community
Target demographics: Central Community In Cleveland
Direct beneficiaries per year: 36000
Geographic areas served: Central Cleveland
Programs: Mentoring, Nutrition, Basketball, Tutoring, ABCD, Heaventrain, Holiday's.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Lighthouse Inc. Is an incredible non profit orginization. Many volunteers with an abundance of love in thier hearts for both Jesus Christ as well as his children both young and old. When working together they outreach to others that are in need both spitritualy as well as helping with the most basic of human needs. The Lighthouse orginazion has had the power to pull troubled teens off the street and bring family closer together and closer to God. It is my prayer that by the Grace of God and by his helping/leading hand that the Lighthouse will continue its ministry for years to come. God bless each and everyone that has worked, served and volunteered.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Witnessing the results of changed and or touched lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I am not sure there is anything I would change.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Crestline Church of the Nazarene

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have participated with Lighthouse and Heaventrain several years ago. However, I have watched this charity for several years. They are the most consistent, focused charity that I have seen work at the local level. They are focused on transforming lives and communities much further than the typical food pantries or shelters around Cleveland. They have challenged themselves with pretty lofty goals, but from my vantage point, they are proving to be one of the most committed group of people to reaching their visions. The hard work and diligence of this group of people is affecting the lives of everyone around them. Andy Batten and his team challenge us to do better through the lives they live in front of us.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have met several people in Cleveland, Ohio who were helped physically and spiritually through Heaventrain.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There are no changes. I believe Heaventrain's potential is only limited by the resources that are coming in the charity. They are doing all they can with all they have to build Cleveland.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Phil Batten presented Heaventrain to the church I grew up in. Our church decided to help by volunteering. I was fortunate to be able to help them on multiple occasions.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having been personally involved with Heaventrain ministries as a child and supported the efforts of Lighthouse Inc as an adult, I can witness to the dedication and passion of those involved. The work they do truly transforms lives and impacts not only their community, but the communities of all those around the country who are inspired by their work.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the immediate needs of people being met, long-term life transformations, and dozens of others wanting to duplicate the work of Lighthouse in other cities

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

bless them with unlimited resources

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization serves food and shares the gospel to many people in Cleveland. The volunteers are dedicated and give hours of their time to impact the lives of these youth.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I met Andy Batten several years ago, and I was truly blessed by the work he does with urban youth, particularly through the Heaventrain ministry. His passion for helping inner-city children surpasses anyone else's that I know, and I hope that Lighthouse, Inc. will continue its work in both Cleveland and beyond.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Lighthouse, Inc. is a blessing to the city of Cleveland, and especially to the youth in the urban communities.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Lighthouse, Inc. needs no adjustments, it simply needs more supporters.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The best way to tell the effect that Heaventrain has is by looking to the community. The people respond, not just by showing up for the food, clothing, and ministry, they also show their support in community activities. One recent example is a parade in which Heaventrain was invited to participate. As the bus made its way down the streets, many joined in singing the Heaventrain theme song. A number of children marched in front of the bus, making themselves a part of the Heaventrain entry. They are proud to be a part of this community ministry.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the testimonials provided through events and personal contact with the ministers.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it possible for them to have the money they really need to help those in need in the area they serve.

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