Serving Orillia's homeless and vulnerable since 1992.   


Our vision

Guiding the vulnerable out of life's storms towards hope. 

Our Mission

Providing a safe place that meets physical needs, gives spiritual hope and points the way to wellness. 


Why the lighthouse?

A lighthouse that sits at the edge of the ocean is there for the darkest nights or storms, it guides ships to safety. Except – the lighthouse itself isn't the final destination, the safety of the harbour is.

The same is true for The Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter. We guide the vulnerable out of life's storms, provide physical needs (food and shelter), gives spiritual hope (based on Christian beliefs) and points the way to wellness (connecting and anchoring our clients into the community with permanent, safe housing). 


Looking for help? Click here for information on staying in our men's shelter, as well as information about our soup kitchen and drop in. 

Thank God for The Lighthouse in this time in my life when there was no hope.
— Shelter Resident