What We Do

Located at the corner of Holly and F streets, Lighthouse Mission Ministries’ programs aim to restore people through Christ.

The Mission works to break the cycle of homelessness in the lives of people experiencing it through vital services such as nutritious meals, safe shelter, and one-on-one case management.

Lighthouse Mission Ministries is 100% funded by individuals like you, as well as local businesses and churches. Your support is vital!

Drop-In Center

Located at 1013 W Holly St, the Drop-In Center is open 24/7

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The purpose of the Drop-In Center is to stabilize incoming guests, introduce them to a lifesaving relationship with Jesus Christ, offer homeless assessment, and provide a motivational environment that encourages life-change. It offers guests a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, 24/7 shelter (120 people at night), and connection with local resources. Supportive staff and volunteers are always available to talk and encourage guests to take the next steps into higher levels of LMM recovery programming.

Using this space to shelter this many people is a temporary solution to meet an emergency need. We recently identified a new location! Please click here to read more.

At the Drop-In Center, you’ll find:
  • Community-oriented atmosphere
  • Reading material and games
  • Cafe Renovare: Guests complete a chore or donate a dollar for a coffee or espresso
  • Optional chapel, worship, and Bible studies
Onsite Partnering Organizations:
  • Law Advocates
  • Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)
  • Opportunity Council’s Homeless Outreach Team
  • Sea Mar Community Health Center
  • Frank Haskell Lions Eye Clinic (Visit the Clinic’s website for more information, income qualifications, and forms.)
  • United Healthcare
  • Goodwill

For more information or to refer someone to the Drop-In Center:

The Mission

The Mission’s main building at the corner of Holly and F streets is the point of entry for most services.

i13mbldglg_largeOpen 24 hours a day 7 days a week, men and women in need can attain the following services:

 

Meals:

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served every day – about 300 meals daily!

Shelter:
  • Men’s Shelter: 40 beds for men progressing on goals
  • Extended Stay Shelter: Housing six advanced working residents
  • Special Needs Shelter: Serving nine men with special needs, Whatcom County provides mental health support
  • The Cove: An apartment-like space for a single parent family
  • Medical Respite: Two beds for men referred by PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
Services Offered:
  • Case Management
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Work and Housing Referral
  • Clothing Distribution
  • Laundry Service
  • Lockers and Storage Space
  • WTA Bus Passes
  • Recovery and Christian-based Classes
  • Prayer and Pastoral Counseling

Agape Home

Agape Home provides a stable, nurturing environment for women and women with children.

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At Agape, guests find a place where they can escape the victimization, hopelessness, and/or addiction that led them to our door.  This allows them to create a better future for themselves and their children.

Agape Home is a community where women are working on goals with a Growth Assistant, taking an Agape class, doing chores, and participating in house meetings.

Our aim is restored identities and recovered vocations for the purpose of healthy relationship with God, each other, and the world.

  • Safe and confidential shelter for women and mothers with children
  • One-on-one case management to help women reach their goals
  • Life Skills Classes (i.e. Safe People, Boundaries, Parenting, Christianity 101, Relapse Prevention)
  • Staff available 24/7
  • Emotional, social, and spiritual support and encouragement
  • Substance abuse accountability
  • Referrals to other community agencies
  • Agape Childcare Center

How to Apply →

Agape Childcare Center

Current Programming and Need:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASince the summer of 2013 it was apparent that the needs of families staying at the Agape Home were changing. Not only do we now have, on average four pregnant women residing at the shelter, but over 50% of the women accessing our services are involved in some way with the Division of Children and Family Services. It became clear that staying at the Agape Home does not merely mark a transition time for women, but for whole families and children specifically. With 15 children on average staying at the Agape Home each night, most with single mothers, the need for whole family support had become undeniably clear to staff.

Meeting the Need:

IMG_0073The Agape Childcare Center, which opened in September 2015, exists to further support, strengthen, and reunify families at living at Agape Home.

IMG_0074Having childcare provided allows Agape residents the opportunity to attend classes at Agape and appointments that otherwise would be impossible. The Childcare Center is also used for family meetings with professionals, Mothers of Preschoolers groups, tutoring, our once a month children’s birthday parties, and child/parent visitation while a family is working with the Division of Children and Family Services.

If you’d like to volunteer in the Childcare Center click here!

New Life Center

The New Life Center houses the New Life Program, Transitional Housing for Men, and Administration Offices.

The New Life Program (NLP) is a year-long intensive, Biblically-based, men’s addiction recovery community aimed at Christian discipleship and identity/vocation formation.

Men’s Transitional Housing provides NLP graduates with one year of additional Christian community supporting recovery and community reintegration.

Our conference room in this building is available at no cost for community meetings by reservation. Maximum capacity: 14 people.

For more information, call (360) 733-5120.