Lighthouse of Oakland County, Inc. has been providing services to low-income families in Oakland County since 1972. What began as an effort to provide food and clothing from the back door of a local church has grown into a continuum of services designed to move people from crisis and instability to self-sufficiency and independence.
Lighthouse Emergency Services (LES) branches are located in Pontiac and Clarkston and respond to families and seniors who have an immediate need for food, housing assistance, utility assistance, medical assistance, transportation, and assistance with a variety of other crisis situations. With a staff of modest size and a large number of dedicated volunteers, LES helps prevent hunger and homelessness for thousands of Oakland County families each year
Lighthouse PATH is a transitional supportive housing program designed to help homeless women and children gain the skills and confidence needed to live safely and independently. Participants may live at PATH for up to two years while they complete their education, get a job, or enroll in a job training program. Supportive services include a Montessori pre-school and kindergarten, an infant/ toddler center, individual and group counseling, medical care, workforce development, and life skills classes.
Lighthouse Community Development (LCD) began as a successful housing development corporation in Unity Park, a Pontiac neighborhood, rehabilitating existing homes, building new homes, and developing the Beacon 1 apartments and town homes.
Lighthouse of Oakland County will be a leader in Southeast Michigan in solving the problem of chronic poverty. The individuals, families and communities we serve will have the resources, relationships and skills they need to be independent and self-sufficient, thereby enriching their lives and the community as a whole.
Lighthouse of Oakland County serves residents of southeast Michigan who are facing economic hardship by providing the support and resources they need to move from crisis to self-sufficiency.