Offering Hope, Stability &

New Beginnings for Men

Make a Difference in a Life Today

Make a Difference in a Life Today

A Crisis Has Erupted

A crisis has erupted among the young male population of America. A perfect storm of substance abuse, broken family structure and overall cultural decay has plunged millions into a life of aimlessness and misery.

The signs of this crisis are many and growing:

  • 1 in 14 young adults, primarily men, use hallucinogenic drugs;
  • 1 in 17 use cocaine;
  • 1 in 18 misuse opioids.
  • Fentanyl overdose is now the leading cause of death among Americans 18 to 45.
  • An alarming number of prime-age men have dropped out of the workforce in numbers comparable to the 1930s Great Depression.

South Mississippi Is No Exception

There are hundreds of directionless young men in our region, many of whom struggle with addiction and with little to no training in life and career skills.

It’s time for those with compassion for young men trapped in hopelessness to step up and become involved. It is as Jesus said: “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few (Mt. 9:37).”

But how?

The Answer

A practical and loving way to rescue young men trapped in addiction and poverty will soon be provided by Lighthouse Rescue Mission. The Cottages just off Broadway Drive in Hattiesburg will offer men rehabilitation and job training.

The Cottages

The Vision Now Coming into Focus

Emerging just south of Hattiesburg is The Farm, a 10-acre site which will be based on a multi-phase program developed by Ken and Kim Thronson for young women in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. For more than ten years, this program has successfully helped women mired in addiction and abusive relationships break free from a cycle of despair. 

What the original Lighthouse program has done for many women, The Farm will do for young men.

Through a one-year in-house program, Lighthouse Rescue Mission and its partners will offer new hope to men based on the love of Jesus Christ.

Construction is slated to begin soon on a number of facilities and buildings:

  • A dormitory-classroom building that can house up to 40 residents at a time;
  • A large workshop for construction job skill and OSHA safety training;
  • A large pasture area and outbuilding for animal husbandry training;
  • A scenic lake and walking trail leading to Black Creek;
  • A chapel, where residents can connect with God and each other.

In practical terms, this means:

  • A faith-based recovery program for substance abuse;
  • Spiritual counseling and training in basic life skills;
  • Training in marketable trade skills involving construction and agriculture;
  • Daily responsibilities to inspire and develop a strong work ethic.

The Farm is first and foremost a ministry to help men find their ultimate purpose, rooted within a relationship with God. Nestled within the natural piney woods and gentle hills of South Mississippi, The Farm will offer a respite from the destructive life patterns holding many young men hostage to pain and misery.

Harvest is Plentiful…The Workers Few

The work of Lighthouse Rescue Mission can’t be done by only a few. We’re thankful for the assistance of many partners for their spiritual, financial and tangible support.

Make a Difference in a Life Today

Your financial donation today can help a young man or woman free themselves from addiction and find a new life filled with true purpose.

Immediate Needs at Lighthouse

We depend on many partners to supply our daily supplies of paper and cleaning products, food or other miscellaneous needs. Our immediate needs are always changing, and we are always grateful for those through whom the Lord supplies those needs.

The Lighthouse Story

The Lighthouse Rescue Mission answers the cries of women trapped in addiction, abuse and hopelessness. Through the love of Jesus Christ Lighthouse provides a safe place for them and their children to heal and learn new life skills. Soon Lighthouse will provide the same resources for men who have lost their way. You are invited to see the Lighthouse story…

Watch Trish’s Story

From jail to Lighthouse Trish says God has "completely changed her life!"  She has reestablished her relationship with her son, has a new job, paid all her fines, and now has a family she never had before .

Watch Sarah’s Story

Sarah was homeless and on drugs before coming to Lighthouse. Now she says she has Jesus as her foundation, a great Christian family, and is healed with a great life now!

Watch Shannon's Story

After coming to the Lighthouse Rescue Mission Shannon’s life dramatically changed. She graduated from college and teaches a Sunday School Class at her church and a Bible Study for women at the Lighthouse.

Watch Aime & Shannon’s Stories

Aime and Shannon took similar painful paths and found their way out of darkness through the Lighthouse Rescue Mission.

Watch Sherry’s Story

After eight years in an abusive relationship Sherry finally got out but soon found herself pulled into drugs. She spent three years in addiction and ended up in jail. After several months, Sherry was sentenced to drug court and to the Lighthouse.

Watch Jana's Story

Jana had a carefree, in her words, “amazingly wonderful childhood.” Both her parents loved her unconditionally and did nothing to push her toward a wrong path. However, she  took a wrong turn because of an incorrect knowledge about Jesus and His Gospel.