I work for an organization that collaborates with the Lighthouse in various ways. This experience has also led me to volunteer with the Lighthouse on various occassions. To be very honest, the Lighthouse never ceases to amaze me. The compassion and dedication of the staff seems virtually unending and it is clear that everybody truly believes in the mission of the organization and will do all they can to carry that mission out. In my opinion, the Lighthouse exemplifies what it is to work in the field of human services.
I will be interning at the Lighthouse Foundation this summer. I have also been involved with the Lighthouse a few times in the past through different youth group activities. In my short time there so far, I have seen employees work passionately toward goals and treat each and every person with respect, compassion, and understanding.
I was around when this non profit was formed. I am passionate about this ministry. I have seen many people's lives changed because of this non profit. It was formed at a time when the steel mills were on the decline in Pittsburgh and people who never thought they would need help suddenly needed a Food Bank! The Lighthouse was therre to stand in the gap for them. I have seen homeless kids have a place to live....and a place to set goals and see dreams fulfilled. I
The Lighthouse has been an active and collaborative community partner in Butler County for many years. I have had the privilege of working with The Lighthouse for the past four years in such areas as disaster response and recovery (Hurricane Ivan) through the local Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), transitional and interim housing through the Local Housing Options Team (LHOT) and with the Utilty Single Point of Contact (USPOC). In each of the above activities and in many more, The Lighthouse has acted with dedication, integrity and admirable commitment to those in need.
I grew up at the Lighthouse since my family has been very actively involved since it's first day of operation. My mother was an employee while I was in middle school. While I was in college, I interned at The Lighthouse- then went on to serve through AmeriCorps after I graduated. I now am the Director of Transitional Housing. I am inspired by the vision of the ministry, Vern- our fearless leader, and seeing people change for the better once you invest in them. It is an amazing thing to be a part of- I feel very blessed!
The Lighthouse Foundation has been an inspiration to our community. I first became aware of the agency in 1994 while working for a health and human service agency. What amazed me about the agency was it's willingness to give to those in need with nothing expected in return. The agency has wonderful staff and volunteers that were always willing to take an extra step and make something positive happen. It has been a pleasure working with the agency over the past 18 years. You won't find a more devoted agency, staff, or volunteer base anywhere.
Awesome organization! Very mission driven, and willing to help any and all people in need of basic life skills and resources.