August 26th is Women's Equality Day in the United States. This year, support an anti-trafficking organization founded by a brave and dynamic woman.
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Lighthouse Youth Services was founded In 1969 by a small group of African American women from the Baptist Women’s Fellowship who along with other community volunteers sought a better future for young people and their families. Having become aware of the high number of young people from Cincinnati who had been incarcerated in state juvenile correction institutions and who were returning to the same difficulties that had led them into trouble in the first place, these volunteers set out to open the first group home for girls in the state of Ohio. From the beginning Lighthouse has pioneered the development of programs and services, some of which have become national models of innovation and efficacy.
The mission of Lighthouse Youth Services is to advance the dignity and well-being of children, youth and families in need. We encourage good citizenship, responsible behavior, and self-reliance.