PLEASE CONSIDER HOW YOU CAN HELP US RAISE THE REMAINING $500,000 IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THIS CRUCIAL RESOURCE TO THE MOST VULNERABLE.
Last year reinforced that the need for a women and children's shelter in Berks County has never been greater.
While COVID did not change our mission, it did delay our fundraising efforts and increase the cost of construction materials and services.
Due to these skyrocketing costs, out total campaign goal has been increased to $4 Million. Our faithful donors have pledged over $3.5 Million toward the campaign. We are so thankful to be close to achieving our goal!
WHERE HOPE SHINES
According to HUD statistics for Berks County, from September 2018-September 2019, a total of 1,403 women and 894 Children (ages 0-17) needed shelter services.
"A Shelter for women and children is vitally needed in our community. Our organization constantly receives phone calls from single mothers with nowhere to go when current shelters are full"
Our current 25,000 square foot thrift store building will be transformed into the LightHouse Women & Children's Shelter. 45 residential rooms, each with private restroom facilities. This reduces public health issues common in dormitory-style settings, and enables greater versatility to accept single women, women with children, and homeless youth.
- Employee at Berks Coalition to End Homelessness.