It is our mission to provide quality sober living to chemically dependent men and to educate and assist people with recovery from drug & alcohol addiction. We believe that drug and alcohol addictions are progressive, chronic and potentially fatal diseases.

We are a fully self-supporting 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Lantern does not rely on government funding, rather we concentrate our revenue strategies on private donations and community support to assure our programming remains free for any man that needs and wants help. We believe that everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, deserves access to care.

The primary goal of the Lantern is to help with recovery from addiction and to continue to provide a support system to these people and their families. The Lantern provides service and rehabilitation through long-term residential care that includes discussion groups and 12 step meetings. These programs have been identified by The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County as an effective method of achieving individual recovery from drug and alcohol addictions.

Although every resident shares the same disease when it comes to addiction, the Lantern recognizes that every individual has their particular focus area that needs to be addressed. Residents are treated with the utmost compassion and care rather than being regarded as just another number or statistic.