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Mission: The Lighthouse exist to respond to hurting, needy people by sharing Christ’s love while addressing their immediate needs with the resources provided by others in our community thereby giving them hope for the future while empowering them towards self-sufficiency.

Results: Since its beginning in 1985, The Lighthouse Foundation has: •Distributed over 5 million pounds of food •Provided over 40,000 pieces of furniture and appliances •Served over 145,000 meals •Provided over 45,000 nights of lodging through our transitional housing program •Provided computer training to over 1,200 people •Received and redistributed over 1,400 donated vehicles •Prevented eviction, foreclosure or utility termination for over 5,000 families at a cost of more than $750,000 •Logged over 3,500,000 miles transporting food, furniture, vehicles and people •Fielded over 300,000 requests from people in crisis or facing emergencies •Provided help, hope and healing to over 35,000 people •Distributed over 350,000 toys to local needy children at Christmas •Returned over $12 million in goods and services to the needy families of northern Allegheny Butler Counties

Target demographics: , The Lighthouse Foundation maintains operations at five sites and serves more than 6,000 people from northern Allegheny and Butler counties annually. The Lighthouse Foundation attempts to fill identified gaps in basic human services to needy and impoverished individuals, families, and seniors. Today, The Lighthouse Foundation is the lone provider of housing to homeless young adults and single parents with young children in its service area. The Lighthouse Foundation is a treasure in our community. From Transitional Housing to our Food Pantry, to our Furniture and Appliance Warehouse, to providing Emergency Shelter, to our Hope Taxi Service and social programming for Golden Agers and Our Singles Supper Club and Family Feast programs, to Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance, to our Wheels of Work program The Lighthouse Foundation makes a positive impact on everyone it touches.

Geographic areas served: Northern Allegheny County, Butler County

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Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Awesome organization! Very mission driven, and willing to help any and all people in need of basic life skills and resources.