Scholarship Awarded to Light House Graduate, Vincent!

Congratulations to Light House - Homeless Prevention Support Center Culinary Employment Training Graduate and Light House Bistro Sous Chef, Vincent! Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County selected Vincent to be awarded their 2018 Scholarship through the Maryland Tourism Education Foundation (MTEF). Thank you Visit Annapolis and MTEF for your continued support and for helping Vincent further his culinary education!

 Photo: Vincent with Light House Employment and Training Advocate, Britnee Daniel, and Maryland Tourism Education Foundation, Inc. Executive Director, Roseanne Souza.

Photo: Vincent with Light House Employment and Training Advocate, Britnee Daniel, and Maryland Tourism Education Foundation, Inc. Executive Director, Roseanne Souza.

“My dream is to open up my own Restaurant. I know if given the opportunity, I would use my strengths and determination to obtain my degree and to further my future for myself and my family.”
— — Vincent, 2018 Scholarship Recipient

Need for transition assistance happens at all ages

Phil Burgess - Correspondent

The 50-seat Light House Bistro is more than a restaurant. It is also what some people call a “social enterprise” — a business enterprise that has social goals embedded in its business objectives.

Several months ago, I discovered the Light House Bistro at 202 West St. along with several of my bonus years friends — and a few younger ones, too. We now go to the bistro every Saturday morning for breakfast, arriving around 9:15 a.m… Read More

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Light House Reflects on Capital Gazette Tragedy

Dear Light House Community,
We are deeply saddened by the tragic event at The Capital newspaper office yesterday where five lives were taken: Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, and Wendi Winters. Our hearts go out to all the families and to our entire community which is shaken by this loss.

The Capital Gazette team works tirelessly to report on stories and issues that impact our organization and community. We honor those we have lost and the entire Capital Gazette team for their service to our community through true journalistic integrity….

Knife Skills Screening

We were so lucky to be a part of the screening of “Knife Skills” last night at the Parkway Theater in Baltimore. It was so nice to cater along side City Seeds and Paul’s Place! A room full of people giving second chances and really making a difference!



Light House Bistro was featured on ABC news...2 Good 2 Be True!


jobs training program for homeless

Rick Hutzell - Contact Reporter

Light House Bistro, the restaurant in Annapolis that serves as a training program for homeless people, is shifting its hours. Six months after the Light House shelter opened the restaurant in its former location on West Street, restaurant director Elizabeth Kinney said the shift comes in response to customers.

The program, which has trained 40 people in restaurant job skills, will now be open for breakfast and lunch daily. The dining room will be closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights for private events and cooking classes.

“Have a meal or a meeting with us and help sustain our social enterprise that trains and employs people determined to move from homelessness to stability and a promising future,” Kinney wrote in an email Friday.

The restaurant opened in March after three years of planning after the shelter moved to Hudson Street. The Light House determined the hospitality and culinary industry provides the best "second chances" to its residents.

The Business Monthly

Check us out in the September issue of The Business Monthly!

"Dining at Light House Bistro is a value-added proposition: Customers not only enjoy fine food in the state capital’s arts and entertainment district, they support a social enterprise effort to provide living-wage employment to individuals experiencing homelessness…Light House Bistro houses an Advanced Culinary Training Center with a full teaching kitchen and real-work opportunities for graduates of The Light House's culinary arts job training program – Building Employment Success Training (B.E.S.T.)."


Annapolis - 5 Must Stops | Fox5DC Zip Trip

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - There are so many fun things to do when visiting Annapolis it's hard to keep count! Here are THE 5 MUST STOPS that you just can't miss when taking your own Zip Trip!

LIGHT HOUSE BISTRO: Changing lives one meal at a time. Come in, enjoy a delicious meal, and give back a little - as all proceeds from this restaurant are reinvested back into the mission of Lighthouse, a homeless prevention support center.

BANNEKER-DOUGLASS MUSEUM: The state of Maryland's official museum of African-American heritage! Serving to document, interpret and promote African-American history and culture through exhibits, programs and projects!

THE UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY: You can visit the undergraduate college of our country's naval service. There is no shortage of history or beauty here! Check out views of the water, a mock dorm room, the school's unofficial and official mascots and the academy's rich history.

HEARTY HELPING: A new bistro in Annapolis combines good food with good works

 Light House Bistro employees (from left) Alex Tingler, Damon Blake and Brandi Kelley all graduated from the Light House training program.

Light House Bistro employees (from left) Alex Tingler, Damon Blake and Brandi Kelley all graduated from the Light House training program.

By: Carol Denny

Any restaurant opening is a big deal: a hopeful, creative and occasionally chaotic attempt to invent a place that nourishes the community. But the stakes feel higher for the team behind the Light House Bistro, the newest arrival to Annapolis’ downtown dining scene. The launch of the 50-seat eatery at 202 West Street is a bold brick-and-mortar commitment to both second chances and second helpings. Read more!

Light House Bistro Aims to Battle Homelessness.

By Mona Kazour - Annapolis Patch

Individuals who want to help end homelessness can do so by enjoying a great meal at the new Light House Bistro that opened at 202 West Street in Annapolis’s Arts and Entertainment District on February 27. Owned and operated by the Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center and located in the Center’s one-time home, the 50-seat social enterprise restaurant and coffee bar is on a mission to provide living wage employment for individuals experiencing homelessness… Read the full article here!