Bryan, a graduate of the Light House's B.E.S.T. Culinary Training Program and current employee at the Light House Bistro, is living in one of four supportive housing units above the Light House Bistro. His apartment was featured in this week's Capital Gazette as the Home of the Week.
The Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center has served the community as a basic needs provider of food, shelter and support services for over 25 years. The organization rebuilds lives with compassion by providing shelter and services to prevent homelessness and empower people as they transition toward employment, housing and self-sufficiency.
In 2017, The Light House opened the Light House Bistro. Located at the location of the previous shelter at 202 West Street in downtown Annapolis, the Bistro is a revenue-generating social enterprise project that supports the ongoing workforce development and housing programs at The Light House.
Since opening in February of 2017, Light House Bistro has hired over 50 graduates of their B.E.S.T. Culinary Program, and the top floor of their 202 West Street property also includes four permanent supportive housing apartments for homeless men. The Bistro is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also offers catering and private events.
The Foundation has provided support to the Light House, B.E.S.T. Catering Program, and the Bistro.