30a Dunsmure Road London N16 5PW

Are you separated or divorced?

The support you crave
and serenity you deserve

Lighthouse is a wraparound support system in the UK
helping divorced Orthodox Jewish women navigate their journey.

15+ support programmes waiting to meet you!

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years experience helping
single-parent families cope
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single women benefiting from our
all-round support
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children of single-mum homes enjoying our services

WHAT WE DO

Welcome aboard.

Your dreams of marriage have dissolved and life may seem dark and lonely, but know that you are not alone. 

At Lighthouse, dozens of single women like you bask in a circle of sisterly support and a dedicated crew who has got their back. 

In a community where divorce is not common, divorced women often feel isolated and stigmatized. But within the safety of the Lighthouse environment — and through our wealth of social, emotional and practical support — we help tens of women weather the storm and reach a place of independence, resilience and serenity. 

We can help you too.

WHAT WE DO

Welcome aboard.

Your dreams of marriage have dissolved and life may seem dark and lonely, but know that you are not alone. 

At Lighthouse, dozens of single women like you bask in a circle of sisterly support and a dedicated crew who has got their back. 

In a community where divorce is not common, divorced women often feel isolated and stigmatized. But within the safety of the Lighthouse environment — and through our wealth of social, emotional and practical support — we help tens of women weather the storm and reach a place of independence, resilience and serenity. 

We can help you too.

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A ray of hope.
A family of support.

When you’re part of Lighthouse, you’re part of a family. We offer services that cater to both you and the little ones in your life, so everyone has a brighter future.

Choose from the following divisions for your preferred level of support.

Support for women

Support for families

Support for children

"Gave me a sense of belonging"
Before I joined lighthouse, I didn't have a physical support network of women who shared my experiences of being a single mum. I did much of my healing and coping work on my own, surrounded by good kind people who listened but could not relate to my personal experiences. Laughing, crying, sharing wins and challenges face-to-face, in a support group environment, helped me feel a sense of belonging that was missing from my parenting and healing journey.

Meira Cohen Ambassador lighthouse user

“I’m more able as a parent.”
As a divorced mother with kids, I was struggling through the life of a divorcee. I felt confused, stigmatized and embarrassed to go out. My kids were also miserable. I didn’t know where to turn. I joined Lighthouse and it was way better than I expected. Besides all the emotional and practical support, I made new friends, so life became less lonely, and my kids also felt supported and more agreeable to doing things like speaking to a mentor — because their friends were. Lighthouse made me feel more secure and more able to be a parent.

S.D. Lighthouse user

“It brought me back to life.”
I arrived to the Lighthouse retreat after experiencing panic attacks and being in a frozen state. Whilst on the retreat, the fog lifted. It pulled me out and made me socialize, which I’d been finding very hard to do. I was made to feel so welcome. I saw that there’s life beyond and I can live with serenity and the ability to embrace life. It brought me back to life.

Anonymous Lighthouse user

“They empower us to go forward.”
Lighthouse is an amazing organisation. They are really passionate about giving us quality of life and empower us to go forward. There’s always something different happening and I cannot wait to see what’s next in store. I’ve made new friends and we’re like one big family, which gives us the strength to carry on and look forward hopefully to a great future.

Anonymous Lighthouse user

“I have no words.”
I have no words to express how I came home feeling after the family retreat. It was such a relaxed atmosphere. To see smiles on faces of people that were previously hardened was a boost for me that life can get better. Thanks to your services and financial help, I’m able to give my children experiences that they would not have had otherwise.

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WHY LIGHTHOUSE?

The Lighthouse advantage

Founded by former divorcees

who know just what our members need and how to best support them

Led by users

to give all members an authentic and empowering experience

Holistic, whole-family approach

because separation affects every member of the family

OUR AFFILIATES

Deep dive

Our services don’t merely skim the surface. Experience has shown us that to fully recover and rebuild, you need to invest all the way. 

As a small charity, we’re limited in our resources. But, like a lighthouse’s all-encompassing 360∙ view, we provide  all-embracing wraparound support. We’re determined to accommodate you and your family’s needs in-depth, so you can thrive — not just now — but for the long-term. 

We achieve this through referrals to our affiliate charities who provide their specialty support.

TESTIMONIALS

What leading community members say

Samina Tarafder Strategic Policy Delivery Officer for food poverty during Covid pandemic, Hackney Council

“Lighthouse is a much needed service within the Orthodox Jewish community. The management are empathetic and understanding, providing a safe environment to explore situations such as trauma and abuse and being supportive to the mothers and children within those families.”

Yocheved Eiger CEO, Bikur Cholim

“Lighthouse provides an essential community service to vulnerable young women and their families. The support provided by peers is extremely powerful. Users feel understood, cared for, not judged and really supported.”

S. Alter Service manager, Children Ahead

“We’re often the first port of call when a family breaks up, to support the children during the emotional upheaval and we’ve seen the vital support Lighthouse gives these families to cushion the trauma on both the single mother and family.”

OUR IMPACT

The results are in. Wraparound support works.

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Members experienced reduced loneliness*
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Members reported improved emotional health*
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Members have a better awareness of boundaries + healthy relationships
*based on voluntary participation of our SheShare survey 2021
OUR IMPACT

The results are in. Wraparound support works.

0 %
Members experienced
reduced loneliness*
0 %
Members reported
improved emotional health*
0 %
Members have a better awareness
of boundaries + healthy relationships
*based on voluntary participation of our SheShare survey 2021
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IN APPRECIATION

Thank you to these generous partners who help us achieve these results and are a source of light to our members.

WHY LIGHTHOUSE?

The Lighthouse advantage

Personal Sessions

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Anger Management

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Personal Sessions

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WHY LIGHTHOUSE?

The Lighthouse advantage

Founded by former divorcees

who know just what our members need and how to best support them

Led by users

to give all members an authentic and empowering experience

Holistic, whole-family approach

because separation affects every member of the family

WE ARE WITH

Our Family

920

Monthly visitors

780

Awards

420

Prosetive reviews

560

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