Apr 23

Working Together to Support Our Community

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When Conner, his wife Julieta, and their children Dominic age 4, Gloria age 2, and 9 month old Mariam, initially came to Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center, they were nearly homeless. The family had experienced many setbacks and obstacles. Regardless, Conner had such a great attitude and believed that things would soon change. Lighthouse gave Conner and his family referrals for different types of transitional housing in the surrounding communities. Conner quickly acquired temporary housing for the entire family  through the St. Vincent De Paul’s – New Beginnings program in Roseville. It was difficult for the family of five living in a one-room studio, but Conner kept a positive attitude and he chose to follow through with what he knew to be the best thing for his family.

During that month timeline, Conner submitted rental applications in local apartment complexes in Lincoln. Finally, the family was able to move into a small apartment with monies saved and by following through with his known responsibilities to his family and himself. Lighthouse was able to refer the family to the Salt Mine for supplemental food resources and furniture for their new apartment. Lighthouse was also able to supply them with mattresses donated by Sleep Train Foster Kids. Conner and his wife also enrolled their children into the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program for support understanding the benefits of nutrition and the developmental stages of their children

Once in Lincoln, Conner began coming to the Lighthouse each day to engage in Employment Readiness services for resumes, support with employment applications, mock employment interviews, utilize the client computer to send resumes to potential employers and to look for any type of work. Conner never lost hope that something positive was about to happen, as long as he kept moving forward in a positive direction. In spite of the struggles of our current economy, Conner interviewed for employment and graciously accepted a great full-time position at the Gladding-McBean plant in Lincoln. If he so chooses, Conner will now be able to utilize his new skills learned at the plant as a possible lifelong trade that can help support his family in the years to come.

The positive changes mentioned above, are just a few of the situations where we have seen Conner demonstrate that he is open and willing to listen to constructive feedback, willing to take healthy risks for positive change and take responsibility for his actions for himself and his family. We believe in this young man, his family and all of the great things we know that he is capable of accomplishing.

It is through the support of many local non-profits working together to create a healthier, more positive community that stories like Connor and his family’s are possible. This is only one example of the great work that these organizations do on a daily basis. Let’s support our community together by giving back on the BIG Day of Giving May 6th. 

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Mar 28

Introducing the BIG DoG

 

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Here at Lighthouse we’re gearing up for the BIG Day of Giving, the Sacramento region’s 24 hour giving challenge on May 6th. On May 6th we all have the chance to make history by investing in local organizations, giving back in unprecedented amounts and thereby empowering individuals, children and families, elderly, infant and young adult, unemployed and underemployed, insured and uninsured, and everyone in between, in immeasurable ways. Local nonprofits work tirelessly every day to be the heart and life of our region and if we invest in them, they will invest in us by bringing a vibrancy back to our communities that we’ve never known.

 

Work with us to empower our region.

 

Join us May 6th.

 

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Mar 13

A Big Celebrity Waiter Luncheon Thank You.

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Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Celebrity Waiter Luncheon a huge success! Through the outstanding generosity of our sponsors and donors, Lighthouse raised nearly $45,000 that will go directly to supporting its invaluable community programs.

We would like to extend a big thank you to our top tip collector, Supervisor Robert Weygandt, who raised $890 in tips for Lighthouse!

We would also like to thank our Annual Sponsors for making this success possible: Northern California Carpenters Regional Council,SureWest Foundation, Sutter HealthWells FargoKaiser Permanente ThriveThunder Valley Casino ResortPacific Gas and Electric Company,Roseville Firefighters Local 1592 , Pride Industries, Primo & Rebecca Santini- Cornerstone Associates Insurance Services, and the Roseville Automall.
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An extra special thank you to our event sponsors, starting with our 5 Star Sponsor, Rogers Gourmet Coffee & Tea, and our 3 Star Sponsors: Bickford Ranch and Westpark Communities.

Our wonderful 2 Star Sponsors include: Stantec, Lewis Planned Communities, and Sierra Pacific Industries.
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Finally, our excellent 1 Star Sponsors were: Brookfield Residential,Denio’s Roseville Farmers Market & Swap Meet, Enterprise Fleet, JMC Homes, Law Office of Marcus J. Lo Duca, Lyon Real Estate-Bryan Keeter, Nortech Waste, North Valley Bank, Placer County Board of Supervisors- Robert M. Weygandt, Recology Auburn Placer, Richland Communities,Scott Yuill Ins. & Fin. Servs., Inc. – State FarmRepublic Services,Umpqua BankU.S. Bank, Union Pacific, and the Wildlife Heritage Foundation.
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We would also like to recognize our In-Kind SponsorsCatta Verdera Country Club, The Common Sense Band, Rob Gore Videography, Jennifer Jensen, Joe Kalamaras, Lang Lew PhotographyPapyrus, Holly Schanz at Selah Salon and Day Spa, Simple Pleasures Catering and Starbucks.

To view more photos, courtesy of Lang Lew Photography, and the video from the event, courtesy of Rob Gore Videography, please visit the event gallery page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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