A Beacon of Light for the Soul in Need! - Company Message
WE ARE THE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE!


We are not a church, faith-based or a religious organization -  we adhere to our individual Christian principals and ethics in all we do, but we are a secular 503(C) nonprofit.





PLEASE NOTE:  We are not a shelter or a recovery house, we are a long-term transitioning housing program.

At the moment, we are at full capacity in our facilities and are not taking anymore applications except prison re-entry. 

We have a very long waiting list for our program and will not be taking applications until our new facilities are ready to be opened.




 
Pamela D. Wray,  Executive Director/Founder
Pamela D. Wray, Executive Director/Founder,  has been nominated for 2014 White House Champion of Change for Expanding Reentry







We are honored to announce that The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries has been recognized as a 2015 "Top Business" recipient by DiversityBusiness.com

Their “Top Business List” offers the most comprehensive look at the strongest segment of the United States economy - America's privately held companies. These companies are the most recognized and respected which truly differentiate themselves in our indeterminate market place. "We are proud to say this esteemed list has been coveted by the most successful companies in the U.S and, "as one of the strongest your company has joined its ranks! 





The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries
was chosen
Number Twelve on the
Top 50
Privately-Owned Businesses in
Alabama.








Pamela D. Wray

has been confirmed as a finalist for the International Redemption & Justice
Awards 2015.









THE LIGHTHOUSE FOR RECOVERY MINISTRIES

HAS BEEN CHOSEN

"TOP 500 VETERAN OWNED BUSINESS FOR 2014"

By DiversityBusiness.com
   
The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries has been selected as the BEST OF BIRMINGHAM for Social Services in 2013











Pamela D. Wray
Executive Director/Founder
of The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries has been selected as the "Outstanding Woman in the Community" Award for 2014. 

 








Click here for Point of Light's tribute to Pamela Wray


 
 
U.S. WOMEN'S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
2013 "EMERGING STAR" AWARD.
Nominee, WCBNA "2012 Small Business
Start-up Award"
Nominee, 13th Annual National Business Award
2012, nominated in 8 categories
Nominee, Lady Godiva Women of Inspiration, 2012





 
Our Program's Christian Philosophy is:
Always Stand Up for What is Right, Even if You Stand Alone.
 
 
The Best Success is Measured from Working within the Trenches.

 
 

The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries offers
Transitional Resettlement Services for
the Homeless, Substance/Alcohol Abuse, Domestic Violence,
At-Risk Youth, Animal Advocacy,  Veterans and Prison Re-entry, state and federal.






For 2016, we will be offering parole plans for our clients only!

This year, we are concentrating on re-opening,

4 Programs for Men
4 Transitional Housing Programs for Women
An At-Risk Youth Center to house 200 teenagers
Family Transitional Housing Program to house 100 families with children
An School Luncheon Program for Disadvantaged Children




The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries will be opening their newest online cost center

"Safe Haven Dog Emporium"

on March 1, 2016.

I am currently working on the web design and content for this website and I cannot wait for our Grand Opening on March 1, 2016 at 8:00am.

As a dog master to 7 dogs and 4 puppies in my household and 597 dogs and puppies and 76 cats and kittens at Safe Haven Dog Sanctuary, I have tried almost every over the counter canine and feline product lines from medications to beds and 90% of these items have not lived up to their guarantees.

After extensive research and product trials, I will only sell products at Safe Haven Dog Emporium that I have tried personally and use everyday on my four-legged children.  I know that they work, even on some of our toughest cases! 

In addition to our store, we will offer two monthly newsletters: Life has Gone to the Dogs for canine owners and The Finicky Puss for feline owners.

Our Blog - Dogs have Owners, Cats have Staff - will be chocked full of information concerning medical, health, social and how-tos on dogs, puppies, cats and kittens.

And much, much more.....

We will be opening a brick and mortar store in Birmingham, Al within the next six months to complement our online store!


Pamela D. Wray
Executive Director/Founder
Webmaster/Designer





2015 Holiday Programs Summaries

























WE HAVE RAISED $4000.00 SO FAR BUT NEED ANOTHER $1000.00 TO GET VOLUME DISCOUNT.



The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries has launched a new fundraiser at Generosity.com to purchase electric heaters for the indigent, low income, elderly and disabled in our community.

“The nights are getting cooler and the leaves are turning and for many of us, that means good ‘sleeping weather’ or a lovely weekend drive. Others, however, are feeling more than a simple chill in the air – they are feeling a growing sense of fear about their ability to pay everyday expenses this coming winter. That fear is only compounded when they see their savings and retirement accounts being gobbled up  and having to chose between food on the table, prescription medications or heating the home."

 Most of our clients at the award winning, The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries have heating/AC units that are broken, and it is cost prohibitive to replace these units - at $8000.00 to $15,000.00 in our area.  These clients are indigent, low income, poor, homeless, elderly on fixed incomes and disabled who have to rent substandard housing with landlords who refuse to replace the units. 

We want to raise $5000.00 plus and purchase volume Electric Space Heaters to provide two to three heaters per household after an application has been filed with us and information verified.  Please help us provide heat for those who need it.

We welcome referrals directly from DHR, Food Stamp Offices, Senior Citizens Programs and other agencies in Jefferson County.

To donate funds for this fundraiser, please visit https://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/electric-space-heaters-for-indigent/x/12764835 or call us at 205-834-6272 for donations of new electric space heaters.

All donations will receive Tax Deductible Receipt for your records.












OUR
CLOTHING
PERSONAL HYGIENE
LINEN
AND FOOD
CLOSETS ARE
EMPTY DUE TO OUR HOLIDAY PROGRAMS THIS YEAR!


Help Us to Shape a Brighter Future

As a philanthropic corporate citizen you can now provide our nonprofit organization everything we need for by your gift for 2016!

As an individual donator, go through your closets, attics and garages in anticipation of finding room for all those Christmas goodies and just in time for your income taxes to be filed in April.
 
Your contribution will help us to continue delivering our programs and services in our community, creating the best possible outcomes for children, youth, adults and families who are facing significant challenges in their lives.

Support the community you call home by giving a donation of much needed supplies today!

We are a non-profit organization, supported  by donations.  For donations needed, please click here.



10tH ANNUAL
Conference and Exhibition
on Addiction Research & Therapy         
        
October 06-08, 2016
Miami, Florida


Pamela Wray has been selected as a HONARARY PLENARY SPEAKER at this conference and will be presenting her "Addict in the Family: Family at Risk" workshop during this event.

For more information on the conference and call for papers, please see:




The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries is proud to announce that we are partnering with Food Network's NO KID HUNGRY! program
to promote the plight of hungry children in our communities and in our nation.

We are participating, through our new Those Precious Moments, in the Bake Sale for NO KID HUNGRY! throughout 2015 and beyond.

We will be hosting bake sales, both online and locations within our community, Halloween and Christmas Bake Sales with a few more events being scheduled such as The Special Birthday Bake Sale and Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving.

This is an ongoing commitment and we will be donating our product lines of mouth watering flavored fudge lines, mini cakes, cupcakes, cookies and muffins to each event and baked treats and desserts baked special for the beloved dog in your life. (My seven dogs have been my taste testers for all doggie baked goods - and they haven't turned them down yet!)




For more information about NO KID HUNGRY! program: click here


For more information about Bake Sale for NO KID HUNGRY! program: click here

For more information about The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries Bake Sale for NO KID HUNGRY! program: click here.





Our new Veteran Job and Employment Center is open and ready to serve our nation's heroes.

Veterans served our country well. You can help honor their service – and benefit your business – by employing them.

Veterans have a proven track record of dependability, teamwork, and individual problem solving from their military experience that can be put to work in your organization.

Providing jobs for Veterans is one of the most important things you can do to help those who served our country.

We have successfully placed 312 veterans and 176 spouse's of veterans in employment opportunities through the United States as of  November 29, 2015.






click here:  TLFRM UPCOMING EVENTS
THE LIGHTHOUSE FOR
RECOVERY MINISTRIES
IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE
THAT WE ARE ONE OF GOODSHOP'S
FEATURED
NONPROFITS......
click here for more information how you can shop and save money.
The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries has been selected as a Certifying organizations (COs) as an essential part of the PVSA equation. A CO is an organization that has been granted authority through an application and review process to administer the PVSA to our volunteers.


Presidential recognition sets you apart from your peers. It is a tremendous honor. Even though you may not seek recognition, your example can deliver a powerful message that encourages others to take action.


The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition. We encourage you to take a look around, be inspired and take positive action that changes the world and volunteer at The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries.


The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted, permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.


As Executive Director/Founder of the Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries and recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal and Point of Light Award, I know the value of our volunteers who have helped and continue to support our mission, our services and programs and our special projects throughout the year.


These individuals are our unsung heroes, the backbone of our success and our friends and supporters and now we can repay all their hard work with recognition through the President's Volunteer Service Awards.


We are a client organization of Hands On Birmingham and solicit for volunteers through their organization:  please click here for our upcoming special projects for this year.






As a veteran myself with the U.S. Army Special Operations Command from 1979-1986, I have a special place in my heart for all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in the armed forces to protect our rights of freedom and peace at home
throughout the world.


Please visit our pagededicated to these brave men and women who put their lives on the line each minute of the day so you don't have to and donate to worthy causes that help support our returning veterans.






OUR NEW
ADDICTION RESOURCE GUIDE
for 2016








 
ALL MONETARY/PRODUCT DONATIONS FOR THESE PROJECTS ARE
100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE TO THE ENTITY "PROVIDING" THE DONATION.
WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A TAX DEDUCTIBLE RECEIPT FOR ALL DONATIONS FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE FOR RECOVERY MINISTRIES.
 


JOINT PARTNER WITH:
Prison Fellowship International
Billy Graham Institute for Prison Ministry
The Food Network
The Hunger Network
Share our Strength
Share Our Strength: Bake Sales for NO KID HUNGRY!
Pets of the Homeless


 
God has given us two hands, one to receive with and
the other to give with.
------Rev. Billy Graham
 
" May the Christian church never be regarded as a special interest group. We're here because we love our neighbor."
-------Charles Colsom, Prison Fellowship
(knew him for 30 years before his recent death)




 
 
 

There is never a charge for any of our services and we donate our time and labor to The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries, we are not paid for helping others, therefore 100% of all donations are used for assistance and help for those less fortunate.
 
 


 
 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Office:
140 58th St., N
Birmingham, AL  35212
Telephone:  205-834-6272 (Executive Director's cell phone)


 


Office Hours:
 
Monday through Friday
9:0am to 5:00pm
 
 
Pamela D. Wray
Executive Director/Founder
Webmaster/Designer
32, 895 693 visitors in past 2900 days

 
     Member of the President's Council for the
National Coalition for Homelessness

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