This app was created not just for those who attend our church but also to help locate and offer assistance to those experiencing homelessness, struggling with substance abuse or criminal justice issues. No one sets a life goal to become homeless or addicted, or to end up incarcerated. At the Lighthouse, we understand that every person that comes to us is on a journey, and has a unique story. We know that they did not set out to reach the lowest point in their lives, and we believe that their lives can be restored through a relationship with The Highest. In the cities that we serve, the Lighthouse has become a bridge church for men and women who face major obstacles on their way back to normal life.
We are uniquely prepared as a church to support them and minister to them in a way that helps them make the transition back to independent living and participation in the support community of their choice when they leave us. We hope to eventually see those we serve go out into the world and share their own stories of success and hope with others who are struggling.
We believe that God can bring peace and healing to seemingly impossible situations and that there is hope for everyone, and that every follower of Christ has an obligation to use their gifts to touch and improve the lives of others. Our programs include transitional housing; drug and alcohol recovery support services; transportation; and a back-to-work program that prepares them to re-enter the workforce and then pairs them with local employers who give them a chance to prove themselves. The Nehemiah program is intended to help people overcome their addictions and return to their home communities sober, employed, capable of independent housing, and engaged in helping others as they were onced helped. We believe we can help people re-entering society after imprisonment make a meaningful contribution to their communities, remain free, and over time regain trust. Our vision for serving these people includes expanding our Nehemiah Program throughout cities across the United States though our Safe Harbor church affiliation program, and one day, throughout the world.