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  

3 people found this review helpful

The Beacon House is an inspiration for those who watch the tiny little miracles that happen there. It is a true gift to see how they succeed. Great program! Andi H.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

First I give all credit to my higher power who I call God .if was not for the beacon house I would truly be lost this house show me how important life is and how to handle every day problem with out drugs and alcohol ever thing I learn there. Will put it this way if you think you have a problem with drugs and alcohol then go to the beacon house and you will find out what I'm talking about Thank you god and the house Mike Grindle

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

The Beacon House has been helping my brother-in-law to become a productive member of society. Without this house he would still be homeless abusing drugs or maybe even dead. This house is great place for such of people who wants to change in life and be able to help others who are in the same situation.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Unsure

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

The Beacon House has helped me become a productive member of society. Without this house I would still be homeless abusing alcohol or maybe even dead. The house has taught me to give back, volunteer, and help others.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I went to the Beacon House in 2008. It was a very depressing and difficult situation to deal with. Even though I was willing and worked hard I felt as though the members who had been there longer singled me out and would really make things hard on the newer individuals that were there voluntarily. Also most were there through drug court and had a lot to lose if removed from the program those people would make it hard on the ones who were there on their own free will. Overall I was very depressed while at the BH and really could not confide with anybody without total beratement. On more than one occasion my medication was being withheld by the other patients or staff. After a long weekend [Christmas] my meds were withheld and on Sunday night while at a meeting another program person was very derogatory after I received a 90 day chip and I had an emotional meltdown already in a depressive state I seriously was at an end. Subsequently the next day I was removed from the program. It was a very cult like atmosphere that is geared toward the courts approval so they can have a continuous supply of addicts whom are not very motivated to change but very motivated to program and play the game which most are very good at playing since they spent plenty of time in prison. I have been sober two years now thank God and no thanks to beacon house. They have far more dropouts than success story's. The numbers are fudged and the successes are few. Overall I would say this program works if you are afraid to go back to the pen.

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

finding my own path

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

fire bill and the rest of the cult leaders.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

The Beacon House has save my life to say the least. I have been to and know of many other treatment facilities but none other compare.

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

The Beacon House is a drug and alcohol treatment facility, and I was addicted to meth. They provided me with sufficient counsiling, all my meals for at least a year,and a safe place to live.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

When I first came to the Beacon House I was suicidal and hopeless. I saw no way of getting out of my predicament. I needed something different and was willing to try the Beacon House program of action. The moment I arrived I was welcomed by men who were offering me clothes and food. For the first time in my life I felt safe. Through the process of the program I started to gain hope and see life in a different light. I was able to participate in community activities where I had a sense of purpose. The genuine care and love this house has demonstrated towards me is undeniable. I am now an intern at the house and attending Cal State Dominguez Hills this fall to pursue a career in counseling. I have found God and see his works daily. This house is nothing short of a miracle. I continuously see men recover from hopeless states and grow towards an active lifestyle where they help other men. I want to thank this house for the opportunity it has given me.

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

In my life daily.

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

The kind loving atmosphere.

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

Excellent.

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

Help more people that are suffering.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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beacnhouse (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you Jorge. Your comments are heartfelt and sincere. Keep up the good work.