Lighthouse Childrens Home
"Across America there are literally millions of teenagers whose lives are in shambles. The telephones at Lighthouse Children's Home ring daily with guardians seeking help for hurting young people. The Lighthouse offers teenage girls a second chance in life; a place where they can come and allow God to work in their lives and change them from the inside out. We know you care about abused, confused, neglected, and unwanted young people. If you are able, we invite you to join our Adopt-A-Teen program. Your tax deductible gift of $20 per month will help The Lighthouse feed, clothe, educate, and care for a young person who otherwise would have no hope at all.
The Dove Brothers have performed on multiple occasions at The Lighthouse Children's Home. Each time we leave we are refreshed spiritually and encouraged to continue in our own individual ministries. To hear these young ladies sing "If it wasn't for The Lighthouse, where would this ship be" gives the song an entirely fresh meaning. We know that it is hard to support a ministry that you have not had the opportunity to inspect or examine. You can take our word that The Lighthouse is being used of God to rearrange the lives of teenage girls otherwise left hopeless. We encourage you to support this ministry today."
What is The Lighthouse?
The Lighthouse is a beautiful 14.4 acre campus for troubled young ladies. Located 10 miles from downtown Tallahassee, Florida this "Haven of Hope" is complete with a dorm, dinning hall, administration building, staff living quarters, gymnasium, and Christian School. The one year program is designed for children between the ages of 12 and 16 who need and want help (some exceptions are made to the age policy). As a ministry The Lighthouse is focused on the spiritual and eternal. A wholesome environment has been created where young people can meet Jesus Christ and allow Him to change and redirect their lives. The Lighthouse offers a well rounded program including an ACE School, music program, womanhood classes, character classes, plus much more.
"Every day young people who have been considered hopeless by the world have had their lives transformed through the power of God at The Lighthouse Children's Home."
What is Adopt-A-Teen?
We have been asked many times if we really mean for people to adopt these young ladies into their homes. In some cases this may be what is needed, but this is not the goal of our Adopt-A-Teen program. This program was developed to help The Lighthouse Children's Home meet the needs of the young ladies who live and learn in their facilities. Most of the young ladies that come to The Lighthouse have no one to fully cover the financial costs of their education, food, clothing, doctor bills, and so on. The Lighthouse spends approximately $1200 per month to support each young person who resides on their property. To underwrite this staggering sum we have developed the Adopt-A-Teen program.
What exactly can I do?
You can "Adopt-A-Teen" by sending $20 per month to The Lighthouse Children's Home. Your monthly gift will help The Lighthouse meet the ever growing financial needs of caring for these children. If just 60 people would send $20 per month one girls expenses would be paid in full. To join the Adopt-A-Teen program click here for a printable form and enrolment information. You can send your first month's $20 pledge with your form, or you can send your $240 pledge for the entire year.
What do I get out of it?
As soon as The Lighthouse receives your enrolment form and initial pledge we will send you an entire "Adoption Packet" which includes a 4x6 picture of your "adopted teen", a data sheet giving personal information about your teen, and a beautiful Certificate of Adoption that you can frame and display in you home or office. You will also receive a personal letter from "your" teen and you will then be able to correspond with her on your own.
Another great benefit of supporting The Lighthouse Children's Home is that all of your donations are tax deductible. The Lighthouse is a non-profit organization.
When you join the "Adopt-A-Teen" program you will help feed, clothe, and educate young ladies like these:
My name is Brandy and I am from Ovieda, Fl. My life was a wreck before I came here. My parents would tell me not to do something but I would do it anyway. They threatened to send me to the Lighthouse but the threats wore off and I would be back at my old routine. My parents brought me here in July 2008 which I considered the worst day of my life but then a month later I got saved. My life changed when I realized God had better things to offer then my former master, the devil. I now know that I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Phillipians 4:13
Hi! My name is Taylor. I came into the Lighthouse on September 25th, 2009. Before I came, I had heard many sermons preached from my place on the back pew but never really cared. I also didn't have a very close relationship with my dad but now he is everything to me. A month after being in the home, we all went down to our gym for a revival. After listening to the gospel that night I got saved! Ever since that day, I have had a great walk with the Lord. This one thing I have learned and that is that Christians are not perfect but with God's help, we can overcome any struggle if it's our desiire to do so. One of my favorite verses is Psalm 30:5; But his anger endureth but a moment; in His favor is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Hi! My name is Stormie and I am 16 years old and am from Tampa, FL. Before I came to the Lighthouse, I wasn't close to God at all. I fit in real well with the wrong crowd and done some bad things. When I started being disobedient and rebellious, my mom started to notice a change in me that wasn't for the best. She sent me to my dad's house to see if he could help me out but things were only getting worse. My dad sent me to the Lighthouse on June 15, 2009. When I came into the Lighthouse, my life quickly took a different road. I got saved and met a whole group of great Christian people. I have even decided to stay and graduate, hopefully by May 2011. I thank God for Brother Billy and the Lighthouse for without them it's no telling where I would be.
Please help The New Dove Brothers support The Lighthouse Children's Home. Join the Adopt-A-Teen program TODAY!
Adopt - A - Teen Program
I am sending:
___ My first month's support of $20
___ An Entire Year's Support ($240)
___ A One Time Gift of $________
City:__________________ State:_____ Zip:____________
Please print and mail this form along with your check to:
Lighthouse Children's Home
7771 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308
**Do not send any donations to The New Dove Brothers. We will not be responsible for re-directing your contributions and cannot offer you a tax deductible receipt.