Meet Lisa Banks, Interim Executive Director for Leading Families Home. In this interview, Lisa shares her thoughts on the mission of our organization, how lives are transformed through our programs, and what your donation means to Leading Families Home.

My name is Lisa Banks, and I am the Interim Executive Director at Beach House, inc., dba Leading Families Home. I am the most recent person to pick up the torch to help solve homelessness in our community and help lead those families home.

Tell Us About the Mission of Leading Families Home

The mission of Leading Families Home is to help families transition from homelessness to permanent housing.

This mission means to me that our goal is not to just give people a place to stay, or to keep a shelter full, but rather to help our families have their own home. And not only just their own home, but a home that is safe, affordable, and is permanent.

In addition to that, we set families up to be successful once they move into their own homes by offering case management and behavior health services.

How does LFH Transform Lives?

I have seen various family dynamics come into the shelter hopeless, tired, hungry, depressed, frustrated, angry, and alone. After working with our team of residential support specialists, case managers, our housing inspection specialists, therapists, etc., they are provided the resources, tools, and support necessary to obtain employment, get their kids back, education, renew their licenses, alleviate warrants, reestablish family relationships, custodial victories, etc.

Not only does our team help transform the lives of each and every person who walks through our door, but each of those people helps transform each of us as well.

Why should someone Donate to LFH?

Bad things happen to good people. You never know who may need our help one day. It could be a neighbor, it could be a family member, it could be a friend, or it could even be you. All it takes is a fire, loss of employment, a natural disaster, or one bad decision to lead to homelessness, and you could end up here.

Donating to LFH ensures that we’re able to help folks get back on their feet and into their own homes.

You Can Change a Life

For our current and future Participants, the need for comprehensive services continues to grow. To meet that need, we have big plans. And big plans call for big dollars. We need your help. Will you partner with us to meet the needs of our community? You can give by PayPal, or by mailing a check to Leading Families Home, 2910 W. Central Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43606.

Thank you for always being faithful partners in our mission — helping families transition from homelessness to permanent housing. Together we’ve got this.

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Help Us Out

Leading Families Home is based in Toledo, Ohio. We are dedicated to fighting homelessness in our community – and we’d love your help! Please consider supporting our organization in one of the following ways:

Donate Online

Leading Families Home partners with PayPal for secure online payments. Click Donate Now to be taken to the secure donation page.

Mail a Check

To donate by check, please make the check out to Leading Families Home.

Mail your check to the following address:

Leading Families Home

2283 Ashland Ave.

Toledo, OH 43604

Other Ways to Donate

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Use Kroger Community Rewards

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Matching Gifts: Double Your Donation

Every year we have a Match Campaign – an exciting way for you to double your impact. During this campaign, our match partners will match your monetary donation to Leading Families Home.

Match partners also include corporate sponsors who match their employees’ donations. If you’d like to participate, find out if your employer matches employee donations to 501(c)(3) organizations and contact us.

Host a 3rd Party Fundraiser

Do you love to plan events? You can raise donations for LFH by hosting your own event! Have fun and make an impact on our community. Ask for donations instead of birthday gifts or baby shower presents.

Remember Us in Your Will

A Planned Gift allows you to donate in a very meaningful way. Contact your financial advisor or estate planner to learn more.