Among the many orphaned in the 2010 earthquake were four students from Grace Emmanuel School. To specifically care for these students, JiHM created the Lighthouse.
The Lighthouse is not an orphanage, but an intentional family made up of these children (now teenagers) and their caregivers. In addition to these students, five more children are currently part of the Lighthouse family. No matter what, these children have a family in the Lighthouse.
The hope, in situations where the possibility remains, is always restoration with their birth family. The Lighthouse Legacy fund helps support children who have made these transitions or young adults who have left the Lighthouse.
LIGHTHOUSE AT A GLANCE
- Home to 8 children and teenagers
- Focuses on meeting the spiritual, emotional, physical, educational, and social needs of the children/teenagers
- Employs 6 Haitians as caregivers, cooks, housekeepers, and guards
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JiHM takes in two young boys from a destitute orphanage and a child from Victory Bible Church whose mom cannot care for him
- January 2010 (Earthquake)
Five additional children are taken under JiHM’s care and a Haitian caregiver is hired to care for them
Another child joins the Lighthouse family when the orphanage she had been living in closes
A student from Grace Emmanuel School is abandoned by his parents to live at the school, and joins the Lighthouse
After two years of relationship rebuilding, one child returns home to his parents. The Lighthouse Legacy fund is established.
For more information on the Lighthouse, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.