About National Longhouse® Programs
National Longhouse, Ltd. is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose purpose is to strengthen parent-child relationships in a manner that is based upon Christian ideology. We service communities with our NATIONAL LONGHOUSE® programs which are designed specifically for one-on-one parent-child interaction within a group setting. Each program helps build inter-family, communal, and spiritual relationships through shared, structured activities. We integrate a Native American theme which serves as a common level of interest for parent and child as well as providing an educational tool for the casual introduction to Native American cultures.
Besides administrating our national programs, we serve as a national resource center for all parent-child programs. We provide supplementary support with parent-child programing concepts, news, history, ideas for games, crafts, stories, songs, program vendor listings, and archiving of other helpful information.
Our administration for National Longhouse serves as a hub for linear and non-linear inter-program communication, support, and resourcing between our national, regional, and local levels.
Now fully independent, National Longhouse, Ltd. once grew as a subsidiary of Lighthouse, Inc. . . a nondenominational, independently operated, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since 1982, Lighthouse has provided food, clothing, and ministry to the children and inner-city families of greater Cleveland with its Heaventrain Program. It works closely with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority in developing programs that provide education, children & youth mentoring, leadership, and training.
National Longhouse® Mission
National Longhouse is organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, and educational purposes as well as for the prevention of cruelty to children within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, including the following specific purposes:
- Advancement of Christian ideology through offerings of information, programs, and services as guided by our statement of Ethical Aspirations;
- Rendering relief to the poor, the distressed, or the underprivileged through the belief that you help yourself by helping others;
- Advancement of education though instruction, research, and exploration of Native American cultures;
- Elimination of prejudice and discrimination through the integration of ethnically diverse memberships with Native American awareness;
- Prevention of cruelty to children through the fosterage of the relationship, understanding, and mutual respect between parent and child;
- Combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency through the intervention of Christian programs that bolster fun and challenging activities;
- Lessening neighborhood tensions through the development and fortification of inter or intra-community relationships;
- Furtherance of religion, charity, education, or the prevention of cruelty to children through the assistance or preservation of family programs embracing Christian or Native American themes.