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The Lighthouse Shelter for the homeless in Marion, Illinois is a faith based organization dedicated to promoting the general welfare of the homeless in Southern Illinois.

The Shelter has three wings which ideally serve up to 60 men, women and families.

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Meet the leadership Team
 

 

HOW CAN I HELP?

In addition to monetary, goods and service donations, The Lighthouse Shelter is always in need of volunteers.

The shelter offers many opportunities including clerical work, reception duties, mentoring, housekeeping, janitorial, tutoring children, laundry tasks, assisting with meal preparation and kitchen clean-up.

Please contact us if you wish to volunteer.

 

DO WE REALLY HAVE HOMELESS PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS?
A homeless person is one who does not have a permanent residence. Someone who does not have a home of their own. Many Southern Illinois residents live temporarily with friends or relatives, which is commonly refered to as being "doubled up". They also are living in their cars, in parks, public spaces, abondoned buildings or are otherwise not residing in a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.

The Lighthouse opened Jan 2007 and has been the home to over 1300 individuals in those 3 yrs of operation. 400 children and 200 veterans are respresented in that total.