LIGHTHOUSE THERAPEUTIC FAMILY MODEL OF CARE™ (TFMC™)
The Lighthouse TFMC™ is proven to be one of the most cost-effective social programs in existence. This unique model of care incorporates comprehensive theories on human development and empirically supported practices from a range of disciplines. It notably focuses on:
- The psycho/social and emotional development of children, adolescents and young adults
- Studies of family dynamics and the effect of stable/unstable family life on shaping the child and the future adult
- The efficacy of different therapeutic interventions in assisting disadvantaged young people to reach mature, productive and interdependent adulthood
- The integration of individual, organizational and community approaches to promoting and maintaining the well being of young people.
- Neurobiology and the impact of trauma on the developing brain
Recently an independent assessment was commissioned by Social Ventures Australia to complete an analysis of Lighthouse Foundation’s Social Return on Investment (SROI). It proved for every dollar received Lighthouse returns $12 of social value.
That means that by donating to Lighthouse you’re contribution is making 12 times more impact to our important work helping homeless teens recover from trauma.
This important assessment gave us the following impressive insights, proving the success and impact of our model:
- The intensive support model leads to a holistic transformation of young people’s lives.
- The changes experienced by young people are sustainable and result in permanent exit from homelessness for 8 out of 10 young people that complete the program.
- Investment into Lighthouse Foundation generates significant social returns for all stakeholders.
- For every dollar invested into Lighthouse Foundation programs, more than $12 in social value is created.
- The Government is a large beneficiary of the work done by Lighthouse Foundation which decreases the future burden of chronic homelessness and creates direct benefit to Treasury in the form of decreased welfare and increased taxes.
To read the executive summary of the report click here or to find out more about our impressive model of care, contact 03 9093 7500.
Theoretical Underpinning of the TFMC™
The family setting, the one-on-one relationship with a Carer and the involvement of other specialists, provide the Young Person with a safe, supportive and understanding environment. Here they can confront and deal with maladaptive and destructive patterns of relating, and learn how to form and sustain positive and reciprocal relationships with others – a hallmark of healthy and autonomous adulthood.