Lighthouse Stores is an intiative of South West Community Services which exist to “Make brighter futures around the world.”
Lighthouse Stores is here to help people in need both in local communities and also help fund missions work around the world. Lighthouse stores is a chain of stores (op shops) that sell new and used clothing, furniture, computers, electrical and bric-brac.
In our present economic times it’s getting harder and harder to make ends meet for everyday families, by providing a low-cost, more affordable alternative the future becomes brighter for families in need.
So through our lighthouse stores we are able to provide:
- Emergency relief (food, clothing, furniture and school resources)
- Rehabilitation assessments and support
- Supervision of correctional community work
- Supervision and training of work experience participants and vocational education students
- Facilitation of neighbourhood support groups and networks
Training of Job Seekers in Work Experience
We make brighter futures by providing supervision and training of work experience participants and vocational education students. Hundreds of job seekers each year connect with our organization to gain real life skills in Retail Operations, Administration, Cash Handling, Customer Service and Information Technology. Our experienced staff knows how to instill hope, confidence for people who need some extra encouragement. This approach has proven to be successful with many job seekers gaining much needed confidence, skills and hope in entering the workforce. Read some of our life stories maybe you could be the next person whose future is made brighter
Vocational Education Students
Hundreds of local and international students experience Lighthouse Stores and South West Community Services in a powerful way. They are able to connect with our staff to deliver meaningful projects and programs to complete their diploma’s to start a new career and life in Australia.