About Us

Our Story

What we believe

At the Little Light House, we believe our students are valuable. We are committed to serving their whole family by offering free, unparalleled services that will help every child reach their unlimited potential.


We believe our students can achieve great things. We provide them with tools that help them to communicate, walk, and learn. We celebrate their victories and all the milestones they reach while at Little Light House.


We believe our students were created by God and are loved by him. In all we do, we aim to glorify God by providing quality, expert solutions to help our students receive the help they deserve.

The Story

In 1972, two young mothers, Marcia Mitchell and Sheryl Poole discovered there were no early intervention services available for their daughters who were both born with visual impairments. Believing God for a 20th-century miracle, they took a great leap of faith and co-founded the Little Light House. Marcia chronicled the inspirational story of Little Light House in her book Milestones & Miracles.

Marcia Mitchell served as the first Executive Director of Little Light House and remained in that capacity for more than 40 years. During that time, she was unwavering in her commitment to operating by Biblical Principles. In her second book, God’s Work- God’s Way, she documents those Biblical principles that continue to guide Little Light House. Thanks to her, the heartbeat of Little Light House has always been to glorify God in all we do.

What we do

At our school, we unlock potential in kids with special needs every day, and we share what we learn with the world. We focus our efforts on children’s early years to make the biggest impact on life. Our expert team of teachers and therapists trust God with every step they take, and that makes all the difference. This is a place of love and acceptance, and you are welcome here.

Our Students

Read about our students stories and the solutions we’ve found to help them.

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We are on a mission to glorify God by improving the quality of life for children with special needs, their families, and communities. Join us

Changing futures in Mississippi

In 2006 the first LLH National Affiliate, Little Light House Central Mississippi, opened its doors in Jackson, MS. Each year LLH Mississippi continues to be a light for children and families in their city. “Our vision continues to be beyond our resources and is growing each day as we witness the abundance of His glory that has been bestowed on LLH Tulsa.”

-Fran Patterson, LLH Mississippi Executive Director

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Worldwide

We know that children with special needs are seen without value in some countries. It can be difficult or even impossible to receive training and education.

We believe that every life is valuable, and every child has a purpose. Whether you would like to intern at Little Light House or have our team visit you, we want to provide you with the resources and training you need to impact your community’s children.

Together we will show the world that a diagnosis is not the measurement of a child’s success.

Together, we can make a difference

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