Beacon House Association of San Pedro

Rating: 4.87 stars   99 reviews

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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
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Miracles happen here. I've been a witness to literally hundreds of lives touched in a positive way by the work that is done by both the men and their families. Men who were without hope find their moral compass and its gratifying to watch them forge an entirely new path in the world. What touches me the most is the way you see these men time and time again turn around to offer a hand to those who follow behind. Lives are saved; families are saved; the community is strengthened and the world is a better place because of Beacon House.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working on behalf of the Beacon House has changed my life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1997-6-01

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2 people found this review helpful

Comming to the Beacon House on 1/11/08 was the best thing that could have ever happend to me. From the time I turnd 18 I was runnig in and out of jails, other rehabs,and on oand off of probation. since I have been here I have been recieving counciling, group sessions, and participated ingroup activities. Some of the activities are beautifyng the San Pedro comunity, also volenteer for some event all over the greater part of Los Angles. It has helped me work on my stuggles building realationships with other people. This assosciation has introduced me to a new way of living and has giving me a prgram that really works! There is nothing I can do to repay them for what thay have given me and my family.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Realationship building, How to live life to its fullest, and to have a host of friend to where I can help there stay more comfortable, and teach other what has been taught to me.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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3 people found this review helpful

17 months ago i came to the doors of the Beacon House utterly hopeless and desperately homeless. The Beacon House took me in with open arms and provided me with everything i could ever need and way more. I have grown here, changed my behavior, formed relationships, and have learned to become and honest productive member of society. Today i now have enrolled in college, building a relationship back with my family and have happiness and a zest for life. The Beacon House has helped turn a suicidal man at age 40 with 25 years of drug addiction into a hopefully grown man with a foundation to live his life with principals. The Beacon House is extreamly unique and i have been to 7 other treatment rehabs and there is nothing that offers treatment like this. I will be forever grateful and i only hope this treatment can be offered to people for a longtime coming.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My life has completly changed from expeience here. I was once hopeless and suicidal and using drugs and alcohol to drown my depression to a person who is productive and positive in his life today.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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2 people found this review helpful

When my brother entered The Beacon House Program in 2003 I was excited that he was continuing his road to recovery; i had witnessed several relapses...but his attitude was different this time and i became hope-filled again!This Program seemed different and now seven years later i can say that The Beacon House is different!!! HOPE became a reality as i witnessed the transformation tha i gleaned every time i was invited to attend an event; everything from the free community wide Thanksgivings to experiencing the leadership of The Beacon House's community involvement through-out the South Bay, and, I am thankful for the opportunity to participate as a volunteer at the 2008 community Thanksgiving. I generally have felt the genuine spirit of well being and care that clients and staff have for each other and visitors as well.there are so many reasons for me to be thankful for The Beacon House but most importantly is that I am at least 99.999% sure that my brother will remain clean,sober,self-ssupporting,a contributing member of society and his immediate and extended community and above all he is an amazing father to his three children. It gives me joy to to write this review and i pray that The Beacon House continues and is able to expand so, that many others in need will be able to experience not only the program, but the success of the program in their life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Because my brother is now clean and sober, self-supporting,and has an amazing relationship with his three children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

To my knowledge there is no change needed.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I've always felt welcomed.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

they seem very genuine,caring and purposeful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

tap into their wish list and continue to be sustainable.

Ways to make it better...

Can't think of anything!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Financial...Beacon House needs more to do more.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Just that i am Very Thankful that my brother is a member.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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3 people found this review helpful

I came to the beacon house out of answers for life, hopeless, feeling as if there were no way out of my addiction. While at the program they taught me the importance of helping others, volunteering in the community, and being responsible. Today I am attending college working towards a major in business, helping other alcoholics daily, and continue to volunteer in the community. I have direction and purpose in my life today because of this program, and am forever grateful.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my life today and seeing for myself the change in others that were as hopeless as me.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I am so greatful to Beacon House for the life changing effect that it had and still has on my brother and friend, he is the person that God has designed him to be and it is because of Beacon House again thanks and may God continue to bless all of your endevorious, I pray one day to become financially able to cotribute to your great works of restoring men to their full lifes.I have hope that your programe is all over the country to help and lift up all those that need your help.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching and being a part of my brothers recovery has let me know that ther is help and it is Beacon House.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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12 people found this review helpful

When I came to the house in 2006, I was utterly broken. I was 24 years old and had no hope for anything further out of life other than being an addict. I actually came straight from another program where I had stayed for 60 days. It was at the other treatment program where I realized how hopeless I was. Even with rehab, most addicts and alcoholics are screwed. I wasn't sure what the Beacon House could offer me but all they asked for was some willingness and I was given a guarantee that if I did what I was told, my life would improve. I didn't do everything they told me perfectly but I tried. Thanks to the house, I was finally able to find a decent path in life. I finished school at the house and finally got my B.A. I am now in an MBA program and have a great job with a bunch of friends. I learned from the men at the house how to become a human being, a friend, a brother, a son, and an uncle. I cannot express my gratitude enough in words of what this place has given me and the opportunities that were afforded me because God saw fit for such an institution to exist.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my life, the lives of hundreds of men, and the community around them as well as the Long Beach and Los Angeles area.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find other revenues for funding so they could expand further and offer this rare opportunity to a lot more men.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the friendships, the people, the administrators, the experiences at community events.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

incredibly effective whether they were paper pushers, counselors, or other support staff.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

operate for less than 10 years given the current costs of operations. Nevertheless, in that time frame, they would positively affect thousands of lives and tens of thousands of others that came into contact with those individuals.

Ways to make it better...

the program had the funds to be larger as this would have afforded even more unique experiences that I still cherish today.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

size and budget constraints.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the Beacon House is an incredible model. If a master's thesis on sociology were done on how the place works and how it changes peoples outlooks and lives, it would be incredible, yet offer just a tiny clue into what makes this organization so effective.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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14 people found this review helpful

My name is Mathew. I'm 30 years old and have been a resident of the Beacon House for three years. When I got here I was on parole, homeless, hopeless, & out of answers. The Beacon House has givin me sobriety, but has also shown me that being sober is only the begining. They've taught me to be a responsible member of society as well as a father to my six year old son Ian whom I abandoned while in my disease. I could'nt put my gratitude into words but, thank you, MAT H.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Learning community spiritas well as self-sacrafice for others.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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11 people found this review helpful

I abused alcohol and drugs for over 20 years of my life. I wanted to stop many times but never could pull it off. I tried evey imaginable way to stop I mean I have been baptized, hands laid on me, oil poured over my head, abstinence and I can not count the many times I tried willpower but all to no avail. I tried treatment programs 5 times and still kept using until I took a suggestion and tried the house. I came with the the idea that I knew something and was exicted about what I was going to bring to the house. When I got there they said something so simple just follow some simple directions and I gurantee your life will change. Nobody ever guranteed me anything in recovery so I was out to prove them wrong. Now nine years later I am so glad they were right. God Bless Beacon House and all that are associated with them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I spent six months in the primary program in 2001 and 2 years in sober living. I try to go the house as often as I can to give back and show the newcomer how it works.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Bless it with the financial means to help many more addicts and alcoholics.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It connected me with a God that is truly remarkable

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Honest and told me the truth especially when I did not want to hear it. And they have never given up on me to this very day

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help many more struggling addicts and alcoholics like myself.

Ways to make it better...

I would not change my experience for nothing in the world.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of funds.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The basic program as I know it is great.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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12 people found this review helpful

I arrived at the Beacon House after 20 years of active alcoholism and addiction at the age of 32. I was asked to give the program a small amount of willingness and in return I received a life beyond my imagination. I started as an irresponsible, angry, selfish human just barely existing and became kind, loving and responsible man who lives life to the fullest. I owe my new life to the staff at this incredible non-profit. I was so touched by all they did for me I now get to work in the non-profit sector, pass along what was given to me so graciously by the Beacon House. Through their experience and wisdom, I was given the opportunity to experience my life as it was meant to be experienced

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

all aspects of my life. They healed the total person: body, mind, and spirit.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase the number of beds and add sufficient program staff to handle the increase in men serviced

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the growth I experienced, the love I gave and received, the friends I made.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

shining examples of men in recovery.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save a million lives.

Ways to make it better...

I got to the Beacon House sooner.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

budget constraints.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Beacon House really does make a difference!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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