THE OLD AND NEW HAVE COME TOGETHER
The Lighthouse has been a maternity home for unwed mothers located in Reeves, Louisiana. The doors were open from June 2001 - December 2016. It provided a safe home and education for over 250 young women ages 12-30 who were in need of much needed help.
The 1987 vision of a children's home became a reality and the Lighthouse Child Residential Facility became a reality and was licensed December 2016. This new facility is licensed to care for children especially pregnant teens and their children. The mothers can remain until age 18 and can care for their children in this facility.
We are a 501-C3 Non Profit Organization supported by monthly partners and several churches. A benefit banquet is held each year in March to promote awareness in our area and to raise much needed funding for the year ahead.
The Lighthouse Child Residential Center is not only a safe haven for pregnant teens and their children; but also a great opportunity for men and women to volunteer their gifts and talents.
When a new girl arrives with all her heavy burdens and hopelessness, we know that she has an opportunity for a new beginning.
And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations, and you shall be called Repairer of the Breach, Restorer of Streets to Dwell in.
Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not percieve and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wildnerness and rivers in the desert.
To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion - to give them an ornament of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit - that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
House of Avalon
The Lighthouse is a home to better meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of young women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.
They are welcome to step away from the world and all of its pressures and take time to reflect on their past decisions and plans for their future.
These young teen mothers will have the option to learn proper parenting skills under the direction of qualified staff and volunteers.
We have a wonderful team of volunteers who assist us with this worthwhile work.
You can join us in transforming the lives of broken and desperately hurting unwed pregnant teens and their babies.
"Give and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measureed back to you." Luke 6:38
7 million girls and women struggle with eating disorders
2,795 become pregnant
15,000 begin using drugs
11 commit suicide
Patsy has ministered to thousands of hurting people for more than 40 years. She teaches in many area churches and conducts a weekly support group called "Eye of the Storm".
A NEW BEGINNING STARTS HERE!
Imagine knowing for the first time that you are loved unconditionally...
Forgiven no matter what you have done...
And that you are special in the eyes of God.
Patsy says that the greatest reward about living in a house full of pregnant girls is to watch God turn ashes into beauty right before her eyes.
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