The Sheakley Center is designed to create a single site where youth can enter from the streets for immediate stabilization through street outreach and resource center services, safe and structured emergency shelter, and permanent housing. The building also houses Lighthouse Youth Services programming, services and administrative offices. Since 1969, Lighthouse Youth Services has developed a continuum of shelter, services and aftercare designed to provide skills to encourage responsibility and independence.

The building is intentionally designed to integrate supportive service offices on each floor in order to encourage interaction between caseworkers and residents. The first and part of the second floors of the building will contain Lighthouse’s outreach and emergency shelter. The remainder of the second floor through fourth floor will provide 39 efficiency and one bedroom units which are a mix of efficiency and one-bedroom floorplans.

Project Details
OEF Equity Fund XXVI
Cincinnati, Ohio
Management Company
POAH Communities
Model Property Development, Inc., New Life Properties, Inc. / Lighthouse Youth Services