Beacon House Association of San Pedro

Rating: 4.87 stars   99 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Health

Location: 1003 S Beacon St P O Box 328 San Pedro CA 90731 USA

Mission: The mission of the Beacon House Association is to assist men recover the disease of alcoholism and addiction.  We provide food, shelter, counseling and time to build a foundation for long term recovery and a return to normal, useful life.
Geographic areas served: Greater Los Angeles Area
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Beacon House Association of San Pedro has helped many men, families, and the community over the past 40 years. Their high success rate is achieved by the social model, peer to peer style program. They speak the language of the heart. Men who arrive at Beacon House are broken men, bankrupt of any dignity, self respect, love for life or spirit. They are given a second chance in life, learn to live on life's terms, and become respectable, responsible members of society.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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2 people found this review helpful

My name is jerry I came to the beacon house in2003 stright out of jail I had a pair of shorts and a tangtop to my name sleeping on moms couch and never finish school At the beacon house l learn a lot about my self and why I kept going to jail learned how to be responsible for my self witch I had never done before and why I did the things that I do then got the chance to go back to school and also got my contractors license to start my own business now have a good sober life that I know would have never happen with out the guidance and structure that came from the house I will be for ever greatful
and recommend it to anyone with a substance abuse problem.

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2013

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The Beacon House saved my life!!!! I was homeless, hopless Anson my way too death when I got saved by the beacon house. I learned so much about myself and why I was the way I was and the Beacon House has all the tools needed to help addicts and alcoholics like myself. Now I'm a productive member of society and even about to be a daddy!!!!! All thanks to the Beacon house. 5 years clean and sober and counting!!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I will be forever grateful for all I learned at the Beacon House. After 35 years of undocumented substance abuse (the last 5 were homeless) I reached a point in my life where I wanted the pain to end. The way I saw it I had two choices, ask for help or step out in front of an express bus on 7th Street in Long Beach. On my knees one night I ask God for help, making a deal with Him if this madness was taken away I would do whatever He wanted for the rest of my life. Doors began to open, 21 days in the VA Hospital then to the Beacon House. I was the first person to graduate their 6 month program in 9 1/2 months. I was held back a couple graduations because they (Bill) saw fit to not let me graduate because there was still work for me to do on me. I did not agree at the time but by Feb. of 1999 I realized what I needed to do and followed the directions set in front of me. After graduation I went back to school at Univ. Ca, Dominguez Hills to get a certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling, getting on the road fulfilling the promise I made on my knees in April of 1998. I just retired from the Court of Justice in Kentucky as a Program Supervisor for one of their Drug Courts. I still continue to fulfill the promise I made in helping others with the disease of addiction. At one time I had an office next to my Drug Court Judge and had his security code to get into his office when I needed something. Whoever would have thought? My life is very good because as long as I continue to do what I agreed to do and not drink I do not have to worry about the next day. Beacon House taught me how to live happy, joyous and free from alcoholism. Thanks

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2001

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1 person found this review helpful

I have not experienced anything like the Beacon House, they gave me a whole new out look on life and what I need was their structural program of recovery.

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2013

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2 people found this review helpful

Simply the best Rehab in the country. I have been to several in my life and received the most professional and knowledgeable help I could have possibly wished for. I have recommended the Beacon House to others in the past and will continue to do so.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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The Beacon House is head and shoulders above the rest in the treatment of substance abuse disorders. The Beacon House is the epitome of social model that creates a warm and safe environment for participa nts to recover from sometimes decades of abuse and trauma. The Staff takes the time to assist the men in not only recovery from drug and alcohol dependence, but the development of good character that allows them to leave there better husbands, Fathers, sons, employers, employees, friends, and community members. Hats off to the Beacon House. They should be cloned and placed strategically throughout the United States.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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The Beacon House has saved my life from pain and suffering. My life was hopeless before coming to the Beacon House in 2005. I learned so many valuable life lessons and learned how to be a man not a child in a grown mans body. I have life long friends now that I continue to have daily interactions with. After graduation the program I stayed at the sober living for several more years and continued my education. The results are incredible and beyond belief. I know have a four year degree, my own business, and
I'm the happiest I have every been. The Beacon House is a life changer.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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The Beacon House saved my life. I had sought professional help for my drug addiction for years and the results was always relapse. Since being a resident at the Beacon House, I have been sober for 3 years, reunited with my family, and interning as a drug & alcohol counselor while attending CSUDH. The Beacon House's multi-faceted approach of community service, counseling, peer support, and AA 12 step work creates prodigious results not common in this field. I have been afforded comprehensive reintegration support by allowing the time to attend college while focusing on my recovery so I can leave treatment as a functioning member of society. Beacon House truly is a model for effective, life stransforming treatment for alcoholics and addicts.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Truly the leading organization in the successful rehabilitation of adult men who are seeking a new life from alcoholism and/or drug addiction. So many institutions and programs are ineffective or of a very low success rate. The staff and those volunteering here really have their hearts in the welfare of the clients who come in. They really have it right here.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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