To teach, nurture and empower aged-out orphaned teens toward healthy adulthood through practical life-skills and relational Christian discipleship.
Each year many teenagers outgrow their institutional upbringing and age out of the state-run orphan care system in Latvia. Until Lighthouse Transitional Care was founded in 2017, Latvia had no faith-based programs or resources in place to support these young adults. This lack of care meant that many orphaned teenagers fell into addiction, homelessness and early parenthood.
The Lighthouse seeks to form long-lasting healthy relationships and facilitate a program that cares for the whole person through the two pillars of practical empowerment and spiritual enrichment. The services available can vary from one individual program to the next, but the scope of care ranges from regularly scheduled community events to financial support for medical, mental and living expenses.
Learn more about how to apply to our program here.