Lighthouse in Scranton, Inc. was founded in 1994 by Lindy Morelli. In her desire to respond to the needs of people suffering around her, she had a dream of opening a safe and loving home – a place that would invite people from all walks of life so that they could come for healing, hospitality, and for a warm welcome.
For the first few years, Lighthouse worked mostly with the very poor in housing projects, street ministries, and prisons. Lighthouse expanded our outreach to hospitality, faith sharing, and pastoral counseling, with recovering addicts, those suffering from emotional distress, and trauma.
“When Lighthouse started, we had nothing but this dream. I depended on divine providence for everything in order to get started; and had no idea how to make such a dream come true. We tried to make Lighthouse a safe and welcoming place. And people with all kinds of needs came to us. Some were searching for the faith they had lost. Some were searching for friendship, acceptance, and unconditional love. We tried to help them all with simplicity and joy.”Lindy Morelli
Through the generosity of many individuals, churches, and ministry groups we are able to serve others in need. Currently, Lighthouse is developing a a ministry to the wrongfully convicted and their families. Additional programs include outreach to persons displaced by disabilities, or other life-altering crises (I.e. refugees of foreign wars, etc.)
Thank you for your interest and support.
We provide comfort, guidance, and hope and hospitality to persons displaced by vulnerability or life-altering crises. Lighthouse is a safe haven for all who have fallen through the cracks.
Lindy Morelli is a Catholic Christian lay woman from Scranton, PA. She received her bachelor’s degree from Valley Forge Christian College in Theology in 1986.
After college Lindy continued her education, later receiving her master’s degree in Counseling from Marywood University in 1989. Lindy has continued to do post graduate work in multiple fields, including addiction, mediation/restorative justice, bereavement, and spiritual direction.
Having been blind since birth, Lindy knows how it feels to face many obstacles. Suffering tragedy in her own life, she has received God’s grace, healing, and hope and would like to pass it on to anyone in need.