Address: Group members:1008 Bathurst Street Shuyi CenToronto, ON M5R Lili Chen 3G7 Aiseosa Enehizena Between DuPont St. Tamana Qazzizadah and Bloor St. Margarette Samaroo Animoto: http://animoto.com/play/Ax PqkxMsZnrKj2EcdLCL8g
HISTORY and MANDATE In 1968, started by a church, as a Boys and Girls Club for children, and was called Christian Reformed Inner City Ministry. In 1978, started helping refugees Mission: helping all people Our vision: changing lives Mandate: “The Lighthouse demonstrates Gods love by offering unconditional hospitality, by sharing our resources and by helping people in need. We offer an atmosphere of respect, dignity and security in order to address spiritual, emotional and physical needs all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
SERVICES OFFERED Counselling Immigrant Settlement/Refugee/Newcomers Childrens Summer Camps (Vietnamese, Hispanic, Chinese) Family Camps- Entire family (Vietnamese, Hispanic, Chinese) Language – ESL classes Parenting Workshop (Parenting skills) Food Bank and other programs
PEOPLE NEEDING HELP Circumstances that bring people to The Lighthouse : -Being a refugee -Being a newcomer -Needing Counselling -Referred by the Children’s Aid Society -Children Programs -Food Bank It’s hard to say what services are most needed. However, it might be the Food Bank
AFTER RECEIVING HELP FROM THEPROGRAM Some people: - return as volunteers - become settled and move on - return to let The Lighthouse know how they are doing - lose contact with The Lighthouse
CHALLENGESLanguage Barriers: Clients speak differentlanguagesFunding: Donations come from individuals,churches and businesses. This, however, isnot enough.The Government does not give funding tothis organization.The Lighthouse needs approximately$321,000 to operate at its current levelClients currently being served over 1,000.
How can you HELP? Financial donations can be done through Canada Helps or directly to The Lighthouse - Tax receipts provided Attend the Annual Fundraising Dinner Donate food and personal care items at The Lighthouse Volunteer your time
DREAMS- If funding was not an issue, The Lighthouse’s dream would be to: - serve 2000 people - build many Lighthouses around the city.
Recommendations (Analysis)The Lighthouse should:1. approach the government for funding.2. charge clients a small fee for services