Street Outreach


Project Lighthouse

AGES 16-21 (can turn 22 while in program)

Located at 305-C Hwy. 15, Hewitt Plaza,
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


The intent of this program is to provide educational, informational, and prevention support for runaway, homeless, street youth in order to reduce the daily risks for these youth and to convince and assist as many as possible to utilize the available community services to leave the street for a more productive, safe life. 400+ homeless youth per year access this facility.

Travel Kit: Backpack with toiletries, watch, disposable camera, journal, pen, phone card, or other necessities
Wallet Assembly: ID card (recognized by local law enforcement), program literature, and local service agency information
Personal Services: Showers, clothing, food, laundry facilities, contact with family, and referrals to local service agencies
Food vouchers available at Ocean Boulevard hotels for youth to receive food boxes from center.
Help for victims of trafficking, slave labor and exploitation, call us immediately.
Individual/family counseling if applicable
Assistance with medical, dental referrals
Assistance with obtaining birth certificates and I.D.s required by law
Participation in community service projects
Volunteer and intern opportunities for university and high school students
Opportunities to show us your talents in art, music, drama, dance, photography, etc.

The Drop-In Center is located at:
305-C Highway 15, Hewitt Place
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

5,038 homeless adults and children were identified in the Point in Time count through the South Carolina Coalition for the Homelessness. SC is ranked 39th in the nation for child homelessness. Youth comprised 23% of this estimate. 108 youth accessed the Street Outreach Center/Project Lighthouse in 2015.

"This program will not abet street life…
but will offer services that may reduce the risks that life on the street ultimately carries."


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Melinda Lautzenhiser
Director of Operations

(843) 626-1446

Andy Whipple
Program Manager

Christopher Steele
Outreach Worker