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ESL Classes To Be Offered This Summer

ESL classes will be offered this summer for parents being served by Lighthouse or our Paterson partner, RENEW Life. Please fill out the contact form if you are interested. A Lighthouse staff person will follow up with you. Clases de Ingles seran ofrecidas a partir de este verano...

This woman is wondering what are the signs of an incomplete abortion?
Need help healing from a past abortion?

Need help healing from a past abortion? At current rates, one in four women (and their partners) will experience an abortion at some point in their lifetime. Most will do so in secret and never have an opportunity to process the feelings of regret, shame or...

YoungLives Paterson

Are you between the ages of 13-21 and pregnant or parenting?  Join us at YoungLives! YoungLives Paterson offers support, mentoring and unforgettable experiences to help pregnant and parenting teens become the best moms possible -- while having fun! Childcare is provided free of charge. Club...

Is there any connection between pornography, STDs and unplanned pregnancy?
Last month was Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (among other designations).  Efforts were focused on reducing the number of teens facing unplanned pregnancies – a number that has declined significantly in recent years.  This is a good thing, but focusing solely on pregnancy prevention, while overlooking other painful consequences of the misuse or too-early use of sex hurts young adults in the long run. Typically pregnancy is only a possibility three to six days a month for the average female. But STDs – sexually transmitted diseases or infections (STIs) – can be acquired any day of any month that a guy or girl is sexually active.  And the effects of STDs can be as life-altering as pregnancy, with no upside at all – unlike pregnancy, which results in people like you and me! Lighthouse offers free testing for the two bacterial STDs most commonly found in young adults.