The Lighthouse is a faith based non-profit, 501-c3 ministry of FARRR Foundation, and a Trauma Informed Care organization serving the communities of Lynchburg since 2008.
We are currently open as a day shelter providing a range of wrap around supportive services; such as: a daily hot buffet lunch to approximately 75-100 people, access to free clothes/socks/underwear/shoes/hygiene bags/homeless backpacks/blankets from our three separate clothing closets (ladies, men and children). We also provide bikes for indiviuals with transportation needs. Since 2010, Lighthouse Food Bank has been able to support individuals and families for as long as it takes to stabilize their economic situation. We provide wholesome food boxes twice a month to more than 5,000 people annually. Free haircuts are also available from a licensed cosmetologist when we distribute the food boxes.
Showing the Love of Christ to each guest that enters the Lighthouse plays a significant role in the Mission of The Lighthouse. There is no better way to make known God’s passionate love for us than by providing radical hospitality that offers cups of conversation that overflow with compassion. We embrace opportunities that push us to display acts of love and kindness together with dignity. These encounters start with a smile, a handshake or a hug, and conclude with a new friendship acknowledged through an act of prayer and appreciation for a Savior who is in the business of restoration. “God is in the recycling business, turning trash into treasure, and love is the mechanism that makes it happen.” (Ron Hall, Author of Same Kind of Different As Me”)
Phil 2:3-5: “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit. In humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others. Have this in mind amount yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus.”
We strive to be a beacon of light in the Community of Lynchburg and look forward to meeting each and every one of you, so please stop in and let us get to know YOU!