Lighthouse provides emergency shelter to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness. Since the onset of the pandemic, Lighthouse has been sheltering households within a hotel setting to prevent the risk of exposure to clients, volunteers, and staff. We also established a new, permanent family shelter in 2021. While we are in the process of rehabbing the shelter facility, including adding a communal kitchen, this program addition provides the community with 18 units and 54 beds of emergency shelter dedicated to families. Of those who exited our shelter programs, 60% transitioned from shelter to housing in 2021.
In 2021, Lighthouse served 428 individuals (including 237 children) with 38,833 nights of emergency shelter, daily meals, and essential services to connect them to housing.