The Key Facts

We know firsthand the devastating impact that these issues can have on families.

  • Enormous need.
    Four million children and adolescents in this country suffer from a serious mental or addictive disorder.

  • High cost of treatment.
    The cost of an inpatient treatment program averages $35,500 per month. Average health insurance coverage includes 0 – 21 days of inpatient treatment.

  • Rising post-treatment expense.
    The cost of transitional care, extended care, sober living and life coaching can average $8,000 per month. Typical health insurance does not cover this type of treatment.

  • High cost of therapy.
    The cost of intensive outpatient therapy can average $8,000 per month. Once again, typical health insurance only provides minimal coverage of 12 outpatient visits per year.


  • As these staggering figures show, the cost of care is impossible for the typical family to bear. In fact, studies show that only 20% of these 4 million children are getting the care they need – due in large part to the family’s inability to pay.


The Lighthouse Charitable Foundation works to bridge that gap – and provides the much-needed funding to make that happen. We work directly with our extensive network of mental healthcare providers and therapeutic residential programs to identify families in need of financial assistance to fund their child’s ongoing care. These partners play a vital role, identifying families in need and helping us step in where we can make a real difference for families in crisis.

We want to provide the most impact and assistance – and make a real difference for families in crisis. That’s why 100 percent of all funds raised by the Lighthouse Charitable Foundation go directly to treatment of children struggling with mental illness – and families who can’t afford their treatment. Our simple approach lets us maximize the support we can provide to families in need, while keeping our all-volunteer organization small, efficient, and effective.


Help us support families in need

Founded in 2015, we are a 501 (c) (3) non-pro t organization that relies on the generous donations from individuals, family foundations, and other funding sources to accomplish our mission – to support families with children struggling with mental illness. We hope you’ll join us in our work to help families in crisis that need our support.

Please consider donating to Lighthouse Charitable Foundation.


Lighthouse is a 501(c) (3) organization.
100% of your donations go directly to the treatment facilities we work with, solely on the behalf of the children and young adults we support.



If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Juli or Lara.
Any and all donations can be made via our donations page (using PayPal), sending credit card information or a check made out to:
“Lighthouse Charitable Foundation, Inc.” at 28 Swarthmore Rd, Wellesley, MA 02482

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