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LIGHTHOUSE RESOURCE CENTER

Since 1995, Lighthouse Resource Center has been removing barriers to financial empowerment by facilitating comprehensive financial education and counseling.  We are a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certified agency and a qualified 501(c)(3) charity.

Families who are financially self-sufficient—or fit–help create a more vital and thriving community. Being financially fit doesn’t mean rich!  It means understanding what resources you have available to provide for you and your family and then knowing how to manage them for your benefit.  Families and individuals who struggle with very little resources meet with our counselors to plan their roadmap to financial recovery.  Each step they take from knowing their credit report and what that score says about them to settling a debt or making a payment is a milestone that we celebrate.  Whether our clients seek access to better employment, lower interest or insurance rates, as a non-profit, we are here to help them reach their goals.

Financial counselors meet with our clients in classroom settings and one-on-one counseling.  We address the issues that no one wants to talk about—mortgage default and foreclosure, poor credit, too much debt, not being able to get credit—the barriers to financial stability and a better life for them and their families.

Most of our clients are of low and moderate income families and seek our services to assist them in building towards a stronger financial future and housing stability.   We have guidelines and procedures that protect the confidentiality of our clients and promote consumer information, the impartial nature of our services, and the mission and values of our organization.   Only trained staff provide the one-on-one counseling.

Lighthouse is part of the Lighthouse Financial Network. This Network consists of three separate entities that provide affordable access to financial services and high quality financial education. The other entities include:

Lighthouse Community Credit Union– Providing affordable deposit, payment and loan products.

Lighthouse Financial Foundation – Providing charitable funding for the Credit Union and the Resource Center.

MISSION

To inspire and enable everyone in our community to thrive financially.

VISION

We will be a key provider of financial education and services for families and businesses, within an emerging Network of Care.

VALUES

IntegrityWe speak and live the truth with grace

Dignity – We recognize the transcendent value of every person; helping them move from where they are to where they want to be

Innovation – We are not bound by what has been discovered; we innovate to continuously improve as an organization

Hope – We inspire optimism and change and celebrate progress

Partnership – We create durable and productive relationships with aligned individuals and organizations