Monday, April 4, 2022

Thank you AMVET Post 127 for your very generous donation to the Lighthouse shelters! Your donation allows us to continue helping homeless people in our community. Thank you for your continued support!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Thank you to everyone that left donations at Christianson Christmas Village !! And a HUGE thank you to Alan and Brittany Christianson for bringing Christmas joy to our community and for collecting donations that has helped many community organizations. We are so blessed to have so much support from our wonderful community!

Friday, March 18, 2022

We're hiring!

The Rusk County Lighthouse (RCLO) is seeking a well-organized and energetic leader to serve as the Executive Director (ED). RCLO is a 501(c) (3) non-profit public charity with the primary purpose of providing for the needs of the homeless or near homeless in Rusk County, Wisconsin. An ideal ED is self-driven, attentive to details as well as committed to the mission, values, goals, and objectives of the RCLO. The ED needs to be a problem solver who works and communicates well with the members of the Board of Directors, the staff and volunteers for the RCLO, community leaders and the general public. Strong management skills are a must in order to motivate and educate others. Candidates shall possess a High School Diploma/GED equivalent with Bachelor's degree preferred. Experience within non-profit agencies, financial management, grant writing and management, as well as experience working with a wide variety of people is expected.
Please submit relevant professional employment/experience on a resume, a cover letter detailing strongest skills, and a list of 3-5 professional references by May 1, 2022 via email to or mail to:
Rusk County Lighthouse
P.O. Box 42
Ladysmith, WI 54848
For a full job description, please visit:

Sunday, March 13, 2022

What a blessing!

Recently the Rusk County Lighthouse Shelters received a grant from the Larry and Shirley Dukerschein Donor Advised Fund with the Rusk County Community Foundation. The Lighthouse does not get funding from the county or city. We rely on donations and grants like this to continue to help the homeless in our county. We will be sure to put this grant to good use!

Thank you Rusk County Community Foundation and Larry and Shirley Dukerschein!

Cindy Pohlman, Chair of the Rusk County Lighthouse board, accepts a grant from the Larry and Shirley Dukerschein Donor Advised Fund with the Rusk County Community Foundation.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Give Through AmazonSmile

Would you like to help support the Lighthouse shelters without leaving the comfort of your home? When you use AmazonSmile you shop, and Amazon donates. Easy to use, when you order for yourself, just click on AmazonSmile and type in Rusk County Lighthouse .org (make sure to type it just as it’s written). A percentage of your order (.05%) will be transferred to the Lighthouse. Clicking on the link below will take you to AmazonSmile where you are able to choose the Lighthouse to support. Every penny helps homeless people in our communities have a warm place to sleep. Thank you for your support!

Friday, February 18, 2022

Donations needed

When clients come into the shelter, they often come with nothing more than some clothes and a few personal items. When they transition to permanent housing we do our best to set them up for success by helping them obtain basic household items. In order to do this we rely on donations. Currently, the shelters are in desperate need of mattress sets (twin or full) and dressers. If you have a gently used mattress set or dresser that you would be willing to donate please call our shelter manager, Denise, at 715-415-9008. We appreciate all that our community does to help us help others. Thank you!