Lower Lights Ministries is a non-profit organization in Columbus, Ohio  - breaking cycles of poverty and addiction for youth, adults and ex-offenders.

Equipping individuals 
for financial stability



Connecting with others

to encourage and grow


to Poverty



Inviting all to belong

and be accepted



Empowering individuals

to strengthen others

Supportive housing

We believe in the power of authentic community -

creating a space where people can belong and feel accepted while gaining stability through safe housing.

Individualized mentoring

We believe in the power of transformative relationships - empowering people to overcome barriers and achieve personal goals through one-on-one relationship and practical services.

5 Days at Lower Lights that "Radically Changed my Life"

Olivia Vollmar took a school trip to Lower Lights Ministries to gain her 'Crossing Cultures Credit'.

She writes about her trip in Feburary: "I had no idea what I was getting myself into...this trip radically changed my life. Pretty much every assumption I had about the trip was wrong and I couldn’t be more grateful.

We Pause to Celebrate this Honor

Lower Lights Ministries has been chosen to be one of The Columbus Foundation's Top 5 Nonprofits to Watch in 2020. Amidst the difficulties we are facing we ask you to join us in looking to the future with hope and expectancy.

The Myth of Certainty

The uncertainty is difficult for us all right now. In our efforts to regain control of situations we can find ourselves "clinging to anything that feels solid." Emmaylyn encourages us to reflect on where our stability comes from during the uncertainty we are experiencing in this season.

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(614) 228 3855

1066 Bellows Avenue,

Columbus, OH 43223

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