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 we are not accepting any new applications until Spring 2017.
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
Number Twelve on the
Privately-Owned Businesses in
Pamela D. Wray
has been confirmed as a finalist for the International Redemption & Justice
THE LIGHTHOUSE FOR RECOVERY MINISTRIES
HAS BEEN CHOSEN
"TOP 500 VETERAN OWNED BUSINESS FOR 2014"
The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries has been selected as the BEST OF BIRMINGHAM for Social Services in 2013
Pamela D. Wray
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
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
We are extremely excited to welcome a new partner to our organization.....
Ron Stefanski is the founder of Jobs for FelonsHub.com which is "a website dedicated to helping those who have gone through the criminal justice system and are looking for successful reentry into society. This is more than just a website, it's a community of people helping each other that was created by those who want to help get felons back to work and live normal lives."
With over 60,000 monthly website visitors and 5,000+ email subscribers, they are the largest FREE resource on the internet focused on helping felons get employed and have successful reentry into society after prison.
I will be presenting my workshop:
From Prison to Home: The Effect of
Incarceration and Reentry on Children, Families, and Communities
event in November.
Call for Papers or to conduct workshop:
The submission deadline is July 29, 2016.
"Back to School"
Book Bag program
We had 2145 applications for 500 book bags this year......
We provided 500 homeless, indigent and low income children, from kindergarten through twelfth grade book bags full of school supplies in Jefferson County.
OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS and FUNDRAISING FOR 2016
Halloween Spooktacular Gala with the Homeless
October 29, 2016
Christmas is for Kids
Operation Santa Claus US Army
Operation Santa Claus US Army
Santa Buddies for Military Dogs
We rolling out our canine products for the upcoming holiday season this week!
Stop by and see our selections of dog Halloween and Christmas costumes, holiday dogs treats at our PAWS for Life Bakery and gift ideas for the four-legged children in your life!
SPECIAL FOR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON:
By popular demand, we will be offering "Human" versions of our cupcakes, cookies and fudge lines for the upcoming holidays. Check out our scrumptious goodies in our Dog Shoppe under Treats for Owners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE LIGHTHOUSE FOR
IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE
THAT WE ARE ONE OF GOODSHOP'S
for more information how you can shop and save money.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
140 58th St., N
Birmingham, AL 35212
Telephone: 205-834-6272 (Executive Director's cell phone)
Monday through Friday
9:0am to 5:00pm
Pamela D. Wray
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Member of the President's Council for the
National Coalition for Homelessness