Quinn’s Story

One year ago, Quinn, age 56, was living underneath the Market Street Bridge in Shreveport, Louisiana. As a homeless Veteran, he was uncomfortable letting others know about his situation. “I was telling people that I stayed at the Hilton and they would be in...

Congrats to our Teen Club Graduates!

Khoury first walked into the LightHouse, after-school and summer program, as a shy 12 year old boy starting the 6th grade. “The LigthHouse introduced me into sports. It was just a fun place to be,” he remembers. As Khoury grew up and began high school, he...

Jalisa’s Story

Jalisa’s Story   Jalisa is deaf, mute and lives with Cerebral Palsy. After she finished high school, her parents were in a bind and not sure how to take care of their daughter and her needs. Both of them worked full time and her older sister attended college out...

Miquesha’s Story

Miquesha’s Story Since Miquesha was a little girl, she has wanted to be in fashion and own a boutique one day. Along with her older sister, Miquesha joined the LightHouse program when she was in middle school and later joined the Teen Club. Two years ago, she...

Janelle and Coco’s Story

Janelle and Coco’s Story Before Janelle and Coco moved in their new apartment, they both lived with Janelle’s daughter and grandson. “I just needed a place of my own. I had looked at some places, but I couldn’t afford a nice apartment,” Janelle said. She had almost...

Thomas’ Story

Thomas’ Story If you have ever walked inside the Highland Center, chances are Thomas greeted you with a sweet “hello” and a huge smile. But behind Thomas’ smile is a history of struggle. Thomas was first hospitalized with Schizophrenia when he was 14 years old. Since...