The Rusk County Lighthouse Shelter is a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) status serving Rusk County and surrounding counties. The Lighthouse provides emergency shelter at two separate locations. One house is specifically set aside for single women and women with children, the second serves single men and men with children and families. Both houses are located in Ladysmith, Wisconsin.
The shelter program began in 2008 and served our first clients in 2010. The Lighthouse offers emergency overnight stays and short term shelter stays. The program also offers case management services to assist in job search, resume development, budgeting, and referrals for benefit assistance, mental health, legal, and literacy. Rent assistance through the Salvation Army is available to assist clients leaving the shelter with payment of deposit and up to 12 months of rent.