Macedonia Human Services Cultural Training Center, Inc.
A caring organization, enriching students, promoting families and enhancing communities

Macedonia Lighthouse

 Macedonia Lighthouse




“TIME”
to make the change in your life!

A Transitional Living Facility for homeless men between the ages of 18 and 55 with a maximum of 4 program participants at the present time.

3701 Ash Street,
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 347-8238
Email: lighthouse@macedoniaservices.org




Macedonia Human Services
Cultural Training Center, Inc.


Macedonia Human Services Cultural Training Center, Inc.  (MHSCTC) is a 501 (c) (3) IRS designated tax exempt public charity. We all have important values and ideas, things we care about and want to share. Sometimes we feel our ideas can even change the world, and we want to let other people know how they can join in and make all our lives better.




Mission Statement


The mission for the Macedonia Light house is to provide temporary emergency housing and support services for homeless men ages eighteen (18) to Fifty five (55) in a setting that encourages personal responsibility and offers the opportunity for independence in self sufficiency

We will strive to meet the needs of all of our residents with health and spiritual well being through our efforts and the collaboration of other non-profit agencies of Charlotte County.


Our Home

Our home has a case manager and a live in house manager who communicates and work together to assist and strive to meet the needs of each of its residents.

Based on these needs, an advisory board has been appointed by Macedonia Human Services Cultural Training Center, Inc. who works together with these individual, to ensure that things operate smoothly within the house.












         Macedonia Lighthouse Services



There are those among us who maybe facing a difficult time in their lives right now.

Our hope is to be able to offer a safe supportive environment where the residents will begin to work on goals and objectives for a well balanced life.

Our mission is to enable them to become stable in their financial, emotional, spiritual and physical being.

                 The Macedonia Lighthouse

was founded on January 2, 2011 as A Transitional Living Facility for homeless men between the ages of 18 and 55 with a maximum of 4 program participants at the present time.

As long as the residents abide by all the rules and policies set forth for the home and participate in the program requirements for this home, they may remain in the program for up to a maximum of one year period from admission date.

There are in place a multitude of services available to residents, either on-site or through local provider within the community. Some of these are:

    1. GED classes

    2. Parenting classes

    3. Job and Career counseling

    4. Anger management/support services

    5. Communication skills groups

    6. Charlotte County Health Deportment

    7. Workforce Council

    8. Vocational Rehabilitation

    9. Support counseling

 

Criteria for Admission



The criteria for admission to this home are as follows:

  • Homeless
  • Male
  • Between the ages of fifteen and fifty five
  • Must not have any charges of any kind of physical altercations
  • Must not have any charges of any kind that pertain to sexual misconduct
  • Must not have any substance abuse charges
  • Must not have had any prior diagnosis of mental health illnesses/conditions to admissions
  • All persons must submit a completed application prior to interview for admission
  • A background check will be run on all persons prior to admission to the home

Definition of Homeless



In Title 42, Chapter 119, Subchapter 1, a homeless individual is an individual that lacks a fixed, regular and adequate night time residence.

                              AND

         who has a primary night time residence that is:

  • A supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare, hotels, congregate shelters and transitional housing for the mentally ill.
  • An institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutional zed or
  • A public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.

Resident's Rights

The Macedonia Lighthouse home will protect the fundamental, civil, constitutional, and statutory rights of residents and will provide considerate and respectful care.

Every resident shall participate in the development of an individualized service plan and wherever helpful the participation of family shall be encouraged.

The resident has a right to every consideration of his privacy concerning his stay. Case discussion, consultation, examination and treatment are confidential and will be conducted discreetly. 

All communication and records shall be treated as confidential.

The resident has a right to receive an explanation of any limitation placed on the duration of services while residing in the home.






Alcohol & Drug Tolerance


The house has a zero (-0-) tolerance for alcohol, illegal prescription medications and/or illegal street drugs. All residents of our program are subject to random room search and drug testing if deemed necessary (suspicious behavior) by the House Manager.





411 E. Charlotte Avenue

Puma Gorda, FL 33950

Phone: 941637-7907  Fax: 941 637-0846

www.macedoniaservices.org








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