BENEFITING: GLENWOOD FOUNDATION INC
Help us as we seek to provide community and care to young adults with special needs in the Inland Empire.
Lighthouse is bringing to the Inland Empire an organization that has successfully served hundreds of families of the special needs community in South Orange County for over a decade.
WHO IS LIGHTHOUSE:
The Glennwood Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving the young adult special needs population. Lighthouse is the face of the organization that meets weekly with young adults ranging in age from 18-35+. The leadership of Lighthouse is a Director(s) who works with a Board of Directors. In addition, it includes a group of volunteers from the area who aim to facilitate community, establish relationships, and encourage personal growth within the special needs population.
HOW WE STARTED:
Lighthouse was started 14 years ago by a group of parents in South Orange County. They realized that once their special needs children aged out of formal school systems and youth groups, they were left without a community to belong to and participate in. Lighthouse Orange Country was created to meet those needs and has been operating ever since serving 40-60 participants on a weekly basis. Recognizing that same need in the Inland Empire, Lighthouse IE began in the spring of 2016 as a sister branch to continue the mission of the Glennwood Foundation. It has quickly become a place where participants can connect with others in a safe environment and thrive in interpersonal relationships, as well as their relationships with God.
WHAT WE DO:
Lighthouse meets once a week for an hour and a half at “Club.” A typical night includes social time, music, a game and craft and a faith-based message including time for small group discussion. We also facilitate monthly outings in the community such as going to a movie or meeting at a local coffee shop. Additionally, we host events such as holiday dances and bingo nights.
See more at: http://www.ielighthousegroup.org/