Mission: Mission: Lighthouse Ministries, Inc. is set apart by the Spirit of God to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet the physical, emotional and other needs of the poor and at risk population. Vision: Our vision is for rehabilitated individuals to achieve an overall outcome of God?s peace, life purpose, and fulfillment of potential. No person is denied services based on race, creed, sex, disability or national origin.
Target demographics: the homeless and men, women and women with children who need a refuge to begin a new life.
Geographic areas served: West Central Florida
Programs: We are a Success Shelter/Life Learning Campus For Men, Women, and Children who need a place of refuge to begin a new life. We serve West Central Florida with the hope of impacting lives giving food, clothing, shelter, childcare, education and job placement. We also serve the homeless 365 days a year and have a community outreach H.O.P.E. centers located within our six Family Stores.
Lighthouse ministries is a fantastic charity that does a great job of assisting men and women who where formerly homeless regain their footing in society. They do this through offering a program which provides those in the community who are homeless with shelter and an income via work at one of their many thrift shops in the Polk County/Central Florida area. They call the members of this program residents. The residents are offered a variety of counseling from bible studies and pastoral help to drug addiction counseling. I could not say enough positive things about Lighthouse ministries I think they are one of many generous and truly helpful charities in Lakeland.
I had the opportunity to assist the Lighthouse this year prepare grocery bags for Thanksgiving for the less fortunate in our community, and wow it went wonderfully. We packed 1000 bags in five hours and their team was just great. The Lighthouse had all the food, bags and help in place and the whole operation went very smoothly. This is a homeless shelter but they ran this food outreach as good as any food bank I have ever seen. I was made aware of this outreach by way of Facebook and I brought along my friend from another ministry and we were both very impressed. Good Job Lighthouse and Staff!!