The Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center has served the community as a basic needs provider of food, shelter and support services for 30 years. We rebuild lives with compassion by providing shelter and services to prevent homelessness and empower people as they transition toward employment, housing and self-sufficiency.



Changing Lives...One Meal At A Time 

Light House Bistro and Catering are self-sustaining and revenue generating social enterprises that support the ongoing workforce development and housing programs at The Light House. Located on the property of our former shelter at 202 West Street, Light House Bistro is a 50-seat full-service restaurant that provides employment opportunities for our workforce development graduates. Learn More...

 Illustration by Lindsay Bolin


We're Making a Difference!

"I was unable to provide my daughter with a safe place to call home. The Light House answered my prayers during one of the hardest times of my life..."

- Former Light House Resident

Nonprofit of the Year

Capital Readers Choice
2020 Nonprofit of the Year

AACo Affordable Housing Coalition

2018 Nonprofit Partner of the Year

Chesapeake Charities

2018 Nonprofit of the Year