The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Recovery Home for women is a residential program designed to promote sustainable, long-term recovery. This faith-based 3-phase program is designed around a 12-step program that restores dignity and develops healthy boundaries with self and others. On average, graduates are able to complete the program in 10 months, but the program timeline is flexible to every resident’s needs.

Program Description

The program is based on a 12-step recovery program as well as partnerships with a variety of community based programs and services that include Meridian Health Services, PathStone, Urban Light Community Church, and others. Every resident acquires a mentor, journals daily, participates in counseling, attends Sunday church services and outside spiritual/addiction recovery groups. Each resident is required to participate in community service opportunities that may arise.

Probationary Period

2-4 weeks

During these first two weeks, an attitude of willingness, humility, and honesty and ability to function within the guidelines of the house will be assessed before beginning Phase 1 of the program. Defiance and an attitude of unwillingness are causes for immediate termination of residency within the probationary period.

Phase I – Primary Recovery

90-120 days

This phase will offer time for introspection to i

dentify individual patterns of behavior and to understand and build a healthy support system. This phase will focus on steps 1-5 and book studies. Residents will also be assisted with obtaining proper identification to prepare for employment. Sunday church attendance at Urban Light Community Church will be required in this phase.

Phase II – Maintenance

1-6 months

Complete steps 6-12. Residents are given up to 30 days to find employment. This is a time of finding a balance between work, life, and recovery. Sunday church services will still be required at a church of resident’s choice.

Phase III – Transition

Up to 90 days

Residents will complete an exit plan as they seek to transition back into the community!

Support the Women of Lighthouse

Christy M

Meet Christy…

Christy entered the Lighthouse in November of 2016 completely broken and lost. She wanted desperately to change her life but had no idea how much the program would really help her find herself. She feels blessed to have been able to work through her deep-seated issues, but most importantly she was able to strengthen her relationship with God. She graduated in June of 2017 knowing how to live a happy, healthy, and productive sober life.

If you would like to financially partner with the women of the Lighthouse, you may do so by sending a check payable to Urban Community Development with “Lighthouse” in the memo. ACH options are available. You can also give an online donation below through Paypal.

Statement of Faith

The Urban Community Development is an independent corporation that is supportive of Urban Light Community Church. Therefore ULCDC shall require that any religious programming offered to residents not conflict with the Churches of God, General Conference “We Believe” statement, which stresses the importance of unity in essentials, liberty in non-essentials, and charity in all things. The ULCDC shall be the final arbitrator concerning the appropriate practices of volunteers in service to ULCDC clients and programs.



Resident Handbook

The Lighthouse Contact Number: 765-717-2747