This is our story

parent story

By // April 29, 2016

As part of the LightHouse Holyoke family, this is our story. Last September Faith and I found ourselves at a stand still. We had no school that she could attend and actually stay in. So we searched around and through a good friend we heard of LightHouse. Excited, we scheduled a meeting with Nelson Roman and Josiah Litant. To our … Read More

Parent Story

By // April 8, 2016

From a parent: “As soon as I walk into Lighthouse with my daughter, I see her demeanor change.  She seems happier, at ease, lighter, engaged with her world.  The space is beautiful, but it is even more beautiful to see what happens to my daughter when she enters it. Instead of dreading her classes like at her old school, she … Read More

It Doesn’t Have to Be So Hard: Depression, Anxiety, and School

By // May 23, 2015

First published at The Huffington Post.  See the original here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/catherine-gobron/it-doesnt-have-to-be-so-hard_b_7422602.html   One of my former students came to visit me this week.  He had a rough adolescence, but is now thankfully on the other side of it.  We worked closely together during his tougher times, and we’re still occasionally in touch. He came by to say hi, and also … Read More