To maintain a secure and safe home that provides a supportive community and growth opportunities as residents work towards healthier life styles and ultimately independence.
To decrease the number of female fatalities due to domestic violence and addiction by 5% in Nash and Edgecombe Counties by 2030.
- To purposely communicate and reinforce realistic expectations with each resident.
- To actively work with each resident to replace unhealthy behaviors with healthy practices in order to achieve emotional and financial independence.
- To create a safe residence and provide opportunities for residents to learn and grow as they transition to becoming more self-reliant.
- To respect the rights and privacy of each resident by following HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).
My name is Samerah, and I graduated from Southwest Edgecombe High School. September 2019 marked my one year anniversary living at The Light House. I had other places to go but I chose The Light House, because it felt like the best environment to get my self together and achieve the long term goals I set for myself, which were to graduate from high school and attend college. I leave on October 29th to start my new journey at the Universal Technical Institute to better myself and my future. The Light House was a place of healing that gave me hope and allowed me to reflect on the kind of life I wanted for myself and to take that next step in life.
I became a resident of the Lighthouse Home in the summer of 2010. When I arrived, I was very scared and broken. I honestly don’t even remember my first six months, but because of Vanessa and my fellow residents, I learned to have a healthy and productive routine and schedule. I was learning a new way of life and general life skills/social skills, and I took pride living in a house that I was able to call home. In this home, there was so much support, and I learned to develop hopes and dreams for the future. Today, I’m living independently in Myrtle Beach, SC where I am actively involved in the community and still committed to my long term recovery. I’m a member of Favor Faces and Voices of Recovery. These organizations have asked me to further my education and become certified to be a peer support coach for both addiction and mental heath. I’m living a life beyond my wildest dreams, Happy, Joyous and Free!
My name is Wanda, and I am a recovering addict that was given the opportunity to stay at the Lighthouse Home. I am so grateful for my time there, and I am proud to say that my clean date is March 17, 2012. I stayed at the Lighthouse Home for 2 years and 4 months. Now, I am married, I work in the construction field, and I attend college. The Founder and CEO, Vanessa, is a wonderful example of what recovery does for women, and she is still my inspiration.