Honey Space for Moms and Lighthouse Kick Off Campaign to Help Moms in Crisis

Honey’s CEO will compete in Dancing with the Detroit Stars to help raise $100,000 and expand services for women in PATH program Moms make things happen, and a newly launched fund-raising campaign to help women in Lighthouse’s PATH program is a shining example. More than 200 supporters turned out for the Golden Light Gala [...]

By |2019-10-18T08:51:25+00:00October 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Meet the Dancers: Jennifer Granger

For Jennifer Granger, serving as a contestant in the Dancing with the Detroit Stars fundraiser gala is a natural extension of her deep involvement in charity work. “We’re very fortunate in our lives,” Granger says, “I feel if you live in a community, you really have to make it the best community it can [...]

By |2019-10-18T08:18:33+00:00October 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Meet the Dancers: Marina Lagocha

Dancing in front of a crowd is nothing new for Dancing With the Detroit Stars participant Marina Lagocha. The 59-year-old started ballroom dancing at age 15 in her hometown of Gorky (now known as Nizhny Novgorod), Russia and regularly performed in competitions and showcases, dancing either with many people or by herself. But she [...]

By |2019-10-16T09:28:05+00:00October 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Lighthouse CEO Ryan Hertz Named Among Crain’s 40 Under 40

It has been a big year for Lighthouse CEO Ryan Hertz. To kick off 2019, Hertz oversaw the merger of South Oakland Shelter and Lighthouse, bringing together more than 75 years of experience serving impoverished metro Detroiters.  In July, he led the groundbreaking for Coolidge Place, a new $15-million affordable housing development project in [...]

By |2019-09-02T18:51:42+00:00September 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Steps for Hope 5K/10K Takes Aim at Hunger and Homelessness

Attention walkers, runners and Lighthouse friends and supporters! Here’s a great way to combine your passions for fitness, competitiveness and giving back to make a positive a difference in our community. Lighthouse will hold our inaugural Steps for Hope, a 5K, 10K and 1-mile walk/run fundraiser to help end hunger and homelessness on Sunday, [...]

By |2019-07-29T05:48:00+00:00July 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Heartfelt Speeches and Fireworks Kick Off Lighthouse Merger

Better Together celebration raises $45,000+ to fight poverty and homeless in metro Detroit Fireworks lit up the sky June 30, capping off a festive evening at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac. Hundreds of volunteers, supporters and friends gathered under a big tent for the Better Together celebration, marking the official merger of Lighthouse and [...]

By |2019-07-05T19:16:01+00:00July 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The 2019 Rent Party Draws Hundreds to Support the Homeless

4th annual event raises nearly $54,000 to further Lighthouse's mission Guests mingled and danced the night away in the dimly lit and lavishly furnished former Stanley Kresge estate during Lighthouse’s 4th annual Rent Party on June 1 - and it was a party with a purpose! The evening of food, drinks, and live music [...]

By |2019-06-24T07:37:38+00:00June 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Hope and Prayer on the Menu at Lighthouse’s Inaugural Prayer Breakfast

Nine local congregations join together to raise funds and hear inspiring words Hundreds of faithfuls flocked to Southfield on May 29, where a diverse group of religious leaders - including former TV meteorologist Chuck Gaidica - offered words of wisdom and prayers of hope and healing for thousands of homeless and struggling metro Detroiters. [...]

By |2019-06-24T07:11:13+00:00June 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments

South Oakland Shelter and Lighthouse of Oakland County announce planned merger

SOUTH OAKLAND SHELTER AND LIGHTHOUSE OF OAKLAND COUNTY ANNOUNCE PLANNED MERGER SOS Chief Executive Officer Ryan Hertz assumes leadership of Pontiac-based Lighthouse of Oakland County as merger talks move forward   Two longtime metro Detroit nonprofits – both dedicated to alleviating homelessness and poverty in southeast Michigan – have announced plans to join forces [...]

By |2019-01-16T10:11:44+00:00January 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments