The LIGHT House
Christ Centered Support For Young Mothers and Their Babies
It is often difficult for a teenager experiencing an unplanned pregnancy to find a place that will support her choice to give birth to her baby instead of getting an abortion. The LIGHT House provides Christ-centered maternity care, adoption services and on-going ministry to young mothers and their babies in the Kansas City area.
Throughout the last thirty years, The LIGHT House has helped save the lives of hundreds of babies, enable hundreds of young ladies to become loving mothers and help complete families through adoption.
Click Here to take a tour of The LIGHT House Maternity Home.
The LIGHT House: Christ Centered Maternity Care and Client Testimonials.
Thoughts from The LIGHT House President
By: Russ Martin
Opportunity to help fathers (posted 05/18.2018)
Many of you have been very generous to provide much needed items for young mothers and their children. We now have another opportunity for you which will assist the fathers as well.
The LIGHT House is expanding its ministry by providing services to the fathers. We want to encourage them to take their role seriously and to be the father the child needs him to be. To this end, we would like to provide some incentive items to perhaps help encourage the fathers to attend classes and participate in related activities.
A ministry project for you and your church or other group could be done with the following items being provided The LIGHT House:
Items may be delivered to either of the following locations:
400 West Meyer Boulevard, Kansas City (contact S. K. Oliver at 816-361-2233) to make arrangements or
11300 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, MO (contact Kathy Crawley or Flo Anderson at 314-739-6811).
Thanks for helping us minister to the fathers.
Accreditation (posted 05/17/2018)
We receved word today from Richard Klarberg, the president and CEO of the Council on Accreditation, that The LIGHT House is now an accredited agency. This is the first time The LIGHT House pursued accreditation and we are pleased to have been recognized as a provider of services that successfully implements high performance standards and is delivering the highest quality services to all our clients.
In the notification of our accreditation, Mr. Klarberg stated "Please extend my thanks and appreciation to all of your board and staff who have worked so hard over the past several months to achieve accreditation. You should all take enormous delight to be part of COA's Community of Excellence."
I want to also extend thanks and appreciation to those who birthed The LIGHT House and to those who have sustaned it through the years with your prayers and financial support. You have taken seriously the Lord's command to take care of the orphans and widows in their distress and to serve the least of these. God gave us His best, His Son. The least we can do is give Him our best.
This is a great accomplishment for which we should be honored and proud. To God be the Glory! Great things He has done and is doing!
Baby Boutique Supplies (posted 05/09/2018)
The LIGHT House has been blessed to be able to provide a boutique where our young mothers can obtain some much needed supplies for their babies. Individuals and churches have been very gracious and generous in helping to keep the boutique stocked.
Right now we are in real need of the following items:
1. Baby Wipes
2. Diapers (especially sizes 4-5)
3. Summer baby clothing
Gathering some of these items might be a good project for a women's mission group, a Bible study class, a youth group, etc.
Please contact Julie Karanja or S. K. Oliver at The LIGHT House for additional information or to drop off any donations.
Thank you for helping us and especially these young families with your gifts of needed supplies.
Accreditation (posted 05/08/2018)
The LIGHT House has been licensed by the state of Missouri for many years. We recently applied for accreditation with the Council on Accreditation in order to ensure our programs meet the best practice standards in the field. This is the first time The LIGHT House has undergone the accreditation process.
We submitted a self-study in which we documented how we implement the standards established by the Council and that was followed up with a site visit by a team of reviewers. While we have not yet received official notification from the Council as to our accreditation status, the deficiencies that were noted by the team members were very minor and we have submitted documentation to respond to them.
As the team concluded its visit, the members shared some observatons that I want to pass on to you. These include:
1. The LIGHT House is mission driven.
2. The team members received very positive feedback from the clients of The LIGHT House.
3. The team specifically gave praise to the outreach program and to the baby boutique.
We are excited to be able to provide Christ-centered services to young parents and their children. Thank you for joining hands with us through your prayers and your financial support to help ensure Life Is Given Hope for Tomorrow!