The Lighthouse Shelter Lancaster

PO Box 215
Lancaster, OH 43130

(740) 687-4423 Visit Website Go to Facebook
Class of Housing/Services: Shelter for women or men and their children, when faced with domestic violence.

General Information:
The Lighthouse provides a safe, supportive environment for women or men and their children, when faced with domestic violence. The Lighthouse is staffed 24 hours a day and will assist victims of domestic violence  with referrals, housing assistance, and supportive services. Emergency Shelter You can call us year round and around the clock.  Someone is always available to take your call.  Due to our limited space, we ask that you call to have a telephone assessment to ensure that you are appropriate for our services.  If space is available, we can only hold your space for 24 hours.  If time exceeds 24 hours, you will need to call to ensure that the space is still available. We can also offer referrals to other shelters and programs. What you should bring if possible:     Driver’s license or ID     Social security card/s     Medical card/insurance card     Birth Certificates (you and children’s)     Money, bank books, checkbook, credit card, ATM cards, payment books     Abuser’s SS#, license plate #, Address/es     divorce/custody papers     TPO/CPO     Medications     Personal items (address book, pictures, etc.) You may or may not have access to these things.  The Lighthouse has food, some clothing and basic necessities available for you/your family.  Some of these things are replaceable and our staff can assist you through the process, if required. Some things that you can expect in shelter: Once you enter shelter and are safe, we will ask that you follow our procedure for bringing items into the shelter.  A staff member will assist you with obtaining food and linens/pillows for your bed(s).  Staff is also available to assist you with necessary paperwork at your request.  We don’t want to surprise you with rules, so please expect the following rules for the safety of everyone in shelter:     9:00pm curfew     an initial assessment with a counselor to confirm appropriateness for shelter     appointments with case manager and counselor (individual and group sessions)     absolutely NO USE of drugs and or alcohol on or off the premises     no corporal (physical) punishment is tolerated     no visitors in shelter due to confidentiality, though you are free to visit away from shelter     you may have to share living space with another resident or family at some point during your stay


How To Volunteer at The Lighthouse Shelter Lancaster:
Be a volunteer. Call The Lighthouse Shelter Lancaster at (740) 687-4423 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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