The Little Red Lighthouse
What is Globe Star's Little Red Lighthouse Home?
The Little Red Lighthouse home is designed to give temporary weekend care for the purpose of providing relief to the parent or
primary caregiver. It is crucial because it helps with the on-going
demands of caring for a family member with special needs. With
respite, families can continue to provide at-home care for a loved one and
How does the program work?
Individuals come to stay at the Little Red Lighthouse home, located in
South Bend, IN. Weekend stays are from Friday afternoon until Sunday
afternoon. Care is scheduled at least a month in advance.
Who is eligible for services?
Globe Star's respite program cares for
persons from 3 years old through adult life.
Eligibility is decided upon completion of a Personal Quality of Life
Respite Care Packet and an in-take interview.
Anyone who is within comfortable driving distance of St. Joseph County
and has a child or an adult with a physical an/or developmental disability
or chronic health condition.
Who provides the services?
Globe Star caregivers provide the services. The
Little Red Lighthouse prides itself on being a family-centered program.
Therefore, caregivers receive on-going staff support and are trained in
topics such as, but not limited to:
- CPR/First Aid
- Universal Precautions
- Gentle Teaching
What is the cost for services?
Globe Star may be funded in a variety of ways.
Globe Star is a state-approved respite provider of:
- Medicaid Waivers
- Aged & Disabled
- Developmental Disability
- Support Services
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Star's Little Red Lighthouse is named after the famous Little Red
Lighthouse in New York City. This lighthouse was built in 1886 and
provided comfort and a true sense of being safe as one traveled down the
Hudson River. Even though the city grew and the Great Gray Bridge became a way of traveling from one side to the other,
the Little Red Lighthouse did not disappear.
Today, if you travel to New York City to experience all of its famous
places, this Little Red Lighthouse still provides travelers on the Hudson
River with a safe journey to their destination. It is in this spirit that
we were inspired to create a respite house that would be a safe and
secure place for a temporary stay while also providing Individuals with
opportunities to be an active part of their
community through participation in meaningful activities.