Lighthouse of Oakland County

A Beacon of Hope...

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.

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Lighthouse is a leader in its ability to offer successful programs that motivate, promote self-sufficiency, develop financial independence, and offer long-term results for clients. These programs encourage participation and build individual skills, leading to many success stories.

Families that enter our doors are worried, sometimes embarrassed, and often desperate. Children tightly clench the hands of their mothers and worried parents whisper in the waiting room. Families turn to us seeking support for the most basic of needs: food, utility assistance, prescription assistance, and other essentials. And many of them are seeking help for the first time…when there’s no place else to turn

Families who are facing foreclosure and/or job loss find it difficult to imagine a brighter future. Such desperate situations are a daily struggle.

Lighthouse meets more than just the needs of a few. Our vision is to solve the problem of chronic poverty by providing the individuals we serve with the resources, relationships, and skills they need to be independent – enriching their lives and the community as a whole.

The help and hope provided by Lighthouse enables our clients to strive for a brighter, more secure life for themselves and their family.

We move families from crisis to self-sufficiency –one day, one program, one person, one family at a time.


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.

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