The LIGHT House


Photo, Pregnant TeenSince 1985, The LIGHT House has been providing Christ centered care to young mothers and their babies. Every person receives education, counseling, and life skills along with prenatal and pregnancy classes. We strive to provide the most comprehensive, Christ-centered care to young ladies facing unplanned pregnancies in the Kansas City area.

The LIGHT House Expands Programs

The LIGHT House, a pro-life agency serving the greater Kansas City metro area since 1985, is expanding services in order to better meet the needs of the community. Beginning July 1, the maternity home program of The LIGHT House will accept expectant mothers (age 12-21) who already have children younger than 18 months. Previously, The LIGHT House was only able to admit expectant mothers who did not have children.
This program expansion will enable The LIGHT House to serve more young women who are facing an untimely pregnancy in addition to the challenges of caring for an infant.

The maternity home provides the support services a young mother needs as she carries and delivers her baby. These include life skills, parenting skills, emotional and medical support and spiritual encouragement. In addition to maternity home services, The LIGHT House also provides an outreach program to mothers and does private adoptions.
For more information on services offered or how to access services, click here or please call 816-361-2233. The LIGHT House also maintains a 24-hour HOPE Line at 816-91-4434. The LIGHT House is an affiliate of MBCH Children and Family Ministries.

1200 Babies

Imagine 1200 people age two weeks to 23 years. Imagine them all in a large auditorium. What a site that would be, 1200 happy, healthy young people 23 years of age and younger. Think of all the potential in that group, of the doctors, missionaries, teachers, inventors, artist that would not doubt some of them would become.

The Light House has been blessed to see over 1,200 babies born in our ministry since 1985.

1200 is a lot of babies. It is a lot of lives full of hope, dreams and contributions to our world. But 1200 is also the number of babies who were aborted in the USA between the time you ate breakfast and lunch today.

Baby Bottle Drive

How the Baby Bottle Drive Works:
We provide you with baby bottles which you then distribute to the image, baby bottlefamilies or groups in your church. They take them home and, over a predetermined amount of time, gradually fill them with loose change, cash or even a check. They return the bottles to you and you then turn around and present The LIGHT House with a check for the amount raised.

The LIGHT House will Provide:

Baby Bottle Drive Resources are available for download on our Web Resources page.

We rely on financial support from individuals and churches just like you. Your involvement is vital as The LIGHT House continues to provide pro-life services in the greater Kansas City metro area!

If your church or group is interested in participating in this life saving fundraiser, contact us today!
Your Spare Change Can Save a Baby’s Life!

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Latest News

A Word from Russell Martin
Thu Jun 05, 2014
The state's fiscal year is winding down (June 30) and we have some maternity home tax credits still available.  However, you need to move fast to take advantage of them as paperwork must be sent to the state no later than ...
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Ways to Help

Ways to Help Home

Our ministry is supported solely by donations from generous individuals, churches, and organizations. There are many ways you can support the young ladies at The LIGHT House. Read More

Baby Bottle Drive

YOUR SPARE CHANGE CAN SAVE A BABY'S LIFE! Since 1985, the Light House has been providing the most comprehensive Christ-centered care to young women facing unplanned pregnancies. Read More

Baby Boutique

The LIGHT House Outreach program has a current need for diapers size 3 through 5, pull ups and baby wipes.  Each week our group of approximately 25 to 30 young mothers participate in parenting & life skills classes along with Bible Study and prayer times.  Through their attendance they earn points to shop in our Baby Boutique.  This boutique is stocked through the generous donations of churches and community members!!  Please contact Julie Karanja at or 816-361-2233 for more information if you would like to help meet this immediate need! God Bless! Read More

Financial Information

The LIGHT House is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law. Read More

Material Needs

Baby Boutique Needs For Baby: New car seats, strollers, pack n plays (for liability reasons, these need to be new). Diapers (all sizes with sizes 3-5 being the greatest need). Read More

Missouri Maternity Home Tax Credit

Your gift to the Light House can reduce your taxes in two ways: 1. If you itemize your annual deductions, you may be able to subtract the entire amount from your total federal taxable income. Read More

Volunteer Opportunities

We view our volunteers as an extension of our staff. Because of this, we ask volunteers to go through a process similar to that of new employees. Read More