A Place of Refuge…

and a Pathway to Freedom

Make a Difference in a Life Today

Make a Difference in a Life Today

The Difference

The Lighthouse serves as a catalyst for transformation in the lives of young women trapped in addiction, abuse or homelessness. Similar to other recovery and transitional housing programs, we offer care and counseling for women in need. We differ from many in one respect: Even after completing the recovery phase, program participants can continue their stay at The Lighthouse. Not only does this provide them and their children with a safe and loving environment, but they can also receive valuable work and life skill training and counseling to ensure their future stability.

Why We’re Here

Today’s successful ministry began nearly twenty years ago with a deep desire to demonstrate God’s love to those in need. Around that time, Kenneth and Kim Thronson sensed God calling them to put that desire into practice, particularly for young women in need. They began The Lighthouse Rescue Mission in 2005, and soon after established their headquarters in a former elementary school near downtown Hattiesburg. The Lighthouse serves as a beacon, guiding young women to God’s love and better future.

What We Offer

Since 2015, Lighthouse Rescue Mission operates a 24,000 square-foot facility with residential space for nine mothers with children and six single women. In addition to emergency sheltering, we offer a multi-phase program for young women called Life Rehab. This program addresses not only the roots of addiction, but also walks residents through nearly a year of spiritual counseling, and life and job skills training (including GED preparation). The end result for many is a steady job, a means of transportation and their own home.

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.