Hi, my name is Joanna Smith, LMHC, NBCC and founder of Lighthouse Outreach Center. What is Lighthouse Outreach Center you ask? Well, LOC is a non-profit that provides mental health services and outreach community programs to people that live in Pinellas & other surrounding counties for little to no cost based on Poverty Income Guide. LOC will provide community base counseling, crisis counseling and group therapy. LOC will also provide supportive programs with case management services which is based on the individual needs of families/people. Our plans and hopes are to grow and expand services to include transitional living services to young adults from 18-25 that has been displaced from their homes and foster care systems. The transitional living services will offer programs for independent life skills, career skills and assist with future housing by networking with community partners.
* Mental Health America reports that 56% of adults in the US with mental health illness does not receive treatment
* Of the adults who were left untreated, 50% reported the inability to pay for the high cost of treatment
* 64.1% of adolescents facing major depression do not receive treatment
* The second leading cause of death for people ages 15 to 29 is suicide
Lighthouse Outreach Center relies on donations, fundraising efforts and our local partners to provide our services to those who are in need and cannot afford to pay therapy fees. Please join us in our efforts to provide mental health services and community outreach programs to people who are in need of hope.