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A letter from our Founder

Dear friends, As 2019 draws to a close, I’d like to say a warm thank you to all our generous donors, volunteers and partners for your continuous support and commitment throughout the year. I'm writing this letter to see if you too can make a d [...]

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“Maggie would always guard the door to keep me safe”

These are the children that are in our care at Lighthouse every day. Alexis, is just one of these kids whose trauma prevented her from feeling safe in her own home. “I would always dread going to the bathroom. After the first few times he hurt m [...]

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Launching Lighthouse’s unique Foster Care Hub

Lighthouse Foundation is paving a new way forward for fostering providing tailored and continuous support for foster families in Northern Melbourne to grow and thrive. The Lighthouse Difference - we’re here to support you, so that you can suppor [...]

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Impact Report 2017-2019

We've got news for you. Over the past two years, we've made more of an impact than we ever have before changing the lives of more vulnerable young people, children & babies. For the first time, we'd like to share with you just how much we've gr [...]

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Sharing our story through powerful animations

This year, Lighthouse Foundation have had the opportunity to create meaningful video content by collaborating with animation talent from two extraordinary Melbourne-based studios. During this time, we have produced three wonderful short animations wi [...]

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Come to our cocktail party with purpose

Saturday 10 August 2019 is Lighthouse's second-annual, fully-catered cocktail party with purpose. Join us for a night to remember, both for the fun you'll have, and the difference you will make just by being there. As part of Homelessness Week [...]

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4UpDay 2019

https://vimeo.com/344694919 We are so pleased to share with you all that on Monday the 24th of June, Lighthouse’s annual 4UpDay fundraiser was successfully able to raise over $1.226Million for our homeless and traumatized kids. This special day [...]

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Channel Nine’s Peter Hitchener shares #4UpDay

Check out Channel Nine's latest breaking news from Peter Hitchener. This wonderful clip explains what #4UpDay is all about and is something we'd love you to share with all your friends, family and networks to help us get the word out there and reach [...]

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Investing in our kids

Take a look at our Financial Supporter Spotlight on Future Generation Investment Company (FGX) and the significant impact they have on Lighthouse's sustainability and future. FGX has risen rapidly since 2014 to be a major benefactor to Australi [...]

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“I don’t know if I would have even survived”

This inspiring letter is from a past Lighthouse Resident, Nick, to our Founder Susan Barton AM. Several years after transitioning into independence, Nick put pen to paper to share this special reflection with Susan and with his permission, we are [...]

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