Our Mission

To maintain a secure and safe home that provides a supportive community and growth opportunities as residents work towards healthier life styles and ultimately independence.

Our Vision

To decrease the number of female fatalities due to domestic violence and addiction by 5% in Nash and Edgecombe Counties by 2030.

Our Values

  1. To purposely communicate and reinforce realistic expectations with each resident.
  2. To actively work with each resident to replace unhealthy behaviors with healthy practices in order to achieve emotional and financial independence.
  3. To create a safe residence and provide opportunities for residents to learn and grow as they transition to becoming more self-reliant.
  4. To respect the rights and privacy of each resident by following HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).



I would just like to thank Vanessa and The Lighthouse Home for the life changing experience it provided. It put me on the right path and made me the woman I am today. I was told my whole life that I would never be more than what I was, and I almost believed it. But God saw fit to take me past my own expectations. I became a nurse and about 8 months later I purchased my first home. I am so grateful for the new beginning The Lighthouse Home gave me. It works if you work for it. So don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t, because I am proof. I love you Vanessa. Again, I can’t thank you enough.



My name is Samerah, and I graduated from Southwest Edgecombe High School. September 2019 marked my one year anniversary living at The Light House. I had other places to go but I chose The Light House, because it felt like the best environment to get my self together and achieve the long term goals I set for myself, which were to graduate from high school and attend college. I leave on October 29th to start my new journey at the Universal Technical Institute to better myself and my future. The Light House was a place of healing that gave me hope and allowed me to reflect on the kind of life I wanted for myself and to take that next step in life.


I became a resident of the Lighthouse Home in the summer of 2010. When I arrived, I was very scared and broken. I honestly don’t even remember my first six months, but because of Vanessa and my fellow residents, I learned to have a healthy and productive routine and schedule. I was learning a new way of life and general life skills/social skills, and I took pride living in a house that I was able to call home. In this home, there was so much support, and I learned to develop hopes and dreams for the future. Today, I’m living independently in Myrtle Beach, SC where I am actively involved in the community and still committed to my long term recovery. I’m a member of Favor Faces and Voices of Recovery. These organizations have asked me to further my education and become certified to be a peer support coach for both addiction and mental heath. I’m living a life beyond my wildest dreams, Happy, Joyous and Free!


My name is Wanda, and I am a recovering addict that was given the opportunity to stay at the Lighthouse Home. I am so grateful for my time there, and I am proud to say that my clean date is March 17, 2012. I stayed at the Lighthouse Home for 2 years and 4 months. Now, I am married, I work in the construction field, and I attend college. The Founder and CEO, Vanessa, is a wonderful example of what recovery does for women, and she is still my inspiration.