The Lighthouse is a loving and structured Christian residential home providing a temporary stay for teen girls (ages 13-17) who are at risk and have discipline and behavioral issues in their home or in school. The Lighthouse program is one year and includes character counseling and guidance from a Biblical perspective, structured schedules, job responsibilities, family interaction, private education with personal tutoring, Christian music training and performance (including traveling), athletics, extra-curricular activities, and community service.


In the mid-1970’s Pastor Rayburn Blair from Temple Baptist Church in Tallahassee had the vision to start a children’s home. 14 acres was soon donated for the home, so Pastor Blair contacted Billy Hudson to help. Bro. Billy, while a police officer with the Tallahassee Police Dept., along with his family had already been caring for girls who needed a temporary stay.  Bro. Billy also operated The Gospel in Song radio broadcast, so he went on air to begin raising funds for the Lighthouse. Pastor Blair, Bro. Billy and others made up the first Board of Directors for the Lighthouse. Once funds were raised, ground was broken, construction began, and the Lighthouse opened in October 1977 to provide a temporary home for boys and girls of all ages. In the late 80’s and early 90’s the home transitioned to being a home for troubled teen girls only.



Needs List

Light House Children’s Home receives no state or federal funding and are totally dependent upon the contributions of the parent/guardian and from donations by individuals, churches, and corporations. They are constantly in need of goods and supplies in order to provide the best possible service to their girls. Below is a list of goods they are in need of. If you can be of assistance in providing any of these goods, please contact Lighthouse Children’s Home at (850) 877-3778. Thank you for your support!

Meat & Poultry

  • Ribs
  • Beef & Pork Roast (5-10 lb. package)
  • Pork Chops
  • Ham
  • Hamburger Meat
  • Chicken

Breakfast Foods

  • Apple Juice
  • Grape Juice
  • Sweetened Cereal

Dairy Products

  • Sliced & Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Butter or Margarine

Dressings & Sauces

  • Ranch Dressing (gallon container)
  • Assorted Salad Dressings
  • Dales Sauce
  • Salsa (mild)

Canned Goods

  • Nacho Cheese (gallon cans)
  • Cheddar Cheese (gallon cans)
  • Veggies/Fruit (gallon cans) – Peaches, Pears, Pineapple Chunks, Fruit Cocktail, Veg-All, Peas (only items needed)

Dry Goods

  • Tea (Decaffinated & Regular)
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Honey Maid Grahams
  • Macaroni
  • Jello – Sugar Free

Paper Goods

  • Plastic Forks, Knives, Spoons (Sam’s or Costco)
  • Divided Dinner Plates (Styrofoam or Plastic)
  • Cold Drink Cups (16 oz.)
  • 8 oz. Styrofoam Cups
  • Napkins
  • Aluminum Foil (Wide Widths)
  • 55 Gallon Garbage Bags
  • Small Garbage Bags

Laundry & Cleaning Supplies

  • Dish Detergent (liquid)
  • Laundry Detergent (powder)
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Clorox
  • Odo Ban (from Sam’s)
  • Soft Scrub
  • Comet

For more opportunities to give back at Lighthouse Children’s Home, please visit Light House Children’s Home online at https://www.lighthousechildrenshome.com/