The Lighthouse was founded in 1981 and is the only state approved domestic violence and sexual assault program in Wayne County. The Lighthouse currently operates three sites; the community service center on 405 East Walnut, The Beacon of Hope, our thrift store on 223-1 W. Walnut Street and our 24- bed safehouse. Our mission in to offer alternatives to violence, advocate for the rights and sensitive intervention of our clients, and to promote change within our community. We support a zero tolerance for violence and accomplish our mission through community collaboration and cooperation. We provide services to all victims of violence, their families and their friends. We are one partner among a host of community agencies dedicated to being a part of the solution to end violence.