Upcoming Events

Lighting Beacons – 20 Years

Michigan Shores Club
Tuesday, June 4, 2024
5:30-8:30 PM

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Golf Classic

Beacon of Hope Golf Classic LogoSunset Ridge Country Club
Monday, August 26, 2024

12:00 PM Registration
1:00 PM Tee Time

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Summer Celebration

Summer Celebration BBQ Dinner Logo
Sunset Ridge Country Club
Monday, August 26, 2024

5:00 PM

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Team Resilience

Grant Park, Chicago
Sunday, October 13, 2024

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Change the Narrative, Change the World

By joining Erika’s Lighthouse, you can change the narrative around mental health to change the world. You are joining a community determined to Get Depression Out of the Dark. We believe in creating a more open, equitable and inclusive world around mental health. We can do this through our school communities by promoting inclusive school cultures that have positive impacts on educators, students and their families. Schools are the heart of our communities and by providing free programs and resources we can make begin changing the narrative around mental health, stigma, depression, and suicide. Join us.


By making a financial donation, you can advance our mission and help us meet our Vision 2025 strategic plan. Erika’s Lighthouse is impacting children for less than $2/student. Our efficiency and effectiveness is truly astounding. We have multiple ways that you can make a difference:
Donate Online Now | Donate by: Check | DAF | Stock | Crypto | IRA | Estate Gifts


Anyone can make an impact on our mission. From students to corporate executives, everyday people are changing the world through Erika’s Lighthouse. Hosting a bake sale, running a marathon, sponsoring an Empowerment Club or golfing with friends – there are so many ways to join our movement of empathy and understanding.


Local communities are changed by local people. We know that firsthand as an organization built in Chicago’s North Shore. We want to empower other passionate individuals to to do the same in their communities. Educators, school professionals, families, clinicians and everyday people are the heart of what drives our work and makes transformational change. We have a few ways you can help get your local community involved:
Ad-Hoc Opportunities | Community Ambassadors: Anyone | School Professionals | Clinicians

Whatever the contribution to our mission, you are helping change the world. Thank you.

What Erika’s Lighthouse gave me was a voice. It gave me a way to fight back against the frustratingly intangible issue that mental health is. It gave me a small sense of community with a peer group during a time that I didn’t have a safe space to retreat to.


Former Recipient of Erika's Lighthouse Programming

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Support Erika's Lighthouse by shopping for Erika's Lighthouse-themed apparel on Threadless or Cloztalk. Featuring sweatshirts, hats, t-shirts, tank tops, polos, and more, a portion of all sales will go to Erika's Lighthouse.