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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Ambulatory & Primary Health Care, Counseling, Health, Mental Health, Public & Societal Benefit, Substance Abuse Treatment

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

Programs: Provides residential alcohol and drug community recovery programs and facilities to men. The association's population is comprised of males 18 years and older who have a high rate of homelessness, unemployment, criminal and institutional histories, post-traumatic stress disorder from military combat and/or childhood abuse, untended health issues and alienation from family and society. The association's services and strategy involve continuous peer to peer support throughout a wide range of daily structured groups and classes, recreational activities and outings, community service and events. These are designed to teach adult responsibility, discipline, communication, teamwork, leadership, work ethics, honesty, humility, gratitude, character development, esteem building and social connectedness. The association intervenes on dysfunctional and destructive attitudes and behaviors through individual and group counseling, peer to peer mentoring, accountability group, peer group, resident council meetings, 12-step recovery meetings, 12-step recovery literature group study, 12-step work and classes in relapse prevention, anger management, parenting and re-parenting techniques and leadership skills. The association's goals are to prepare the men to establish and sustain sobriety, stable housing, employment, legal compliance and healthy family and social connectedness, thus enhancing their overall quality of life.

as part of their recovery, beacon house residents undertake certain entrepreneurial projects that serve as both a way to engage the residents in the community while earning money for the beacon house. These resident enterprises include landscaping and community beautification projects, managing a thrift shop, staffing community events and catering breakfast and specialty-themed dinner events onsite at the beacon house. These provide opportunities for the men to learn comprehensive job skills and contribute to the financial health of the association.

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Beacon House of San Pedro is a loving safe environment that provides guidance, leadership and opportunity and turns the residents into men. I have seen the miracle. My son is a man who knows his God and is guided by his conscience. I see the sparkle in his eyes after so many years of seeing a blank empty darkness. He is alive with the love of life and all because of the love, fellowship, and enlightenment at The Beacon House staff. Amazing program.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I just had the great pleasure of spending time at the Beacon House for a graduation. My grandson graduated and I was able to witness not only his success so far but the successes amongst all these talented men. You feel the spirit of love, God, fellowship and compassion as you walk through the properties. Congratulations to all the staff, Board Members, Alumni Association and contributors to this great association. A special congratulations to the graduates!

4 Karen381

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a fantastically successful program! The house provides a safe haven for men who have lost hope of recovery, but who are willing to grasp one last opportunity. Peer support and participation in a 12-step program help the men examine their own lives, gain confidence and begin to make plans for the future. Education, employment and volunteer opportunities are available and encouraged. Outreach to the community takes many forms. One of the most satisfying is the Bistro, in which the men plan, prepare and serve a monthly sit-down dinner for the public.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If you're ready to get help and work hard for it, Beacon House is where you should land, if you're really tired of being sick & struggling, get in there. I've seen, and continue to see the lives given back to so many, its not easy but the staff is ready for you and are ready to help you get back into life. God blessed Pedro with the Beacon House!

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are not enough words to describe the gratitude and appreciation for the staff at The Beacon House. I recently was able to witness their work first hand at my son's graduation from Phase 1, it was amazing. The love and support that they have for each other and themselves is a true blessing and gave me an opportunity to reflect on what I am doing to give back. This organization is teaching these men to give to anyone in need with love, respect and understanding something this world so desperately needs right now.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Beacon House Family never fails to impress. I have attended a number of events over the years, and each and every one is special in it's own way. Everyone is courteous and kind. The food is wonderful and the service is always great... in that these gentlemen truly appreciate your being there. They are funny and humble. It is always a delight to attend. They give back so generously to the community; assisting other non-profits with events, helping individuals in need, and Joe's crew...working on clearing plant growth and trash pick up...to keep our neighborhoods looking great. Thank you so much for all that you do !

4 Kimberly95

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned about the Beacon house about a year ago through a very good friend of mine. I was like most people thinking it was just a "rehab" where people stay for a little while and go back to doing what they always have before entering one. But honestly, this is like no other place I have encountered. The men here work really hard to become "clean and sober" and stay this way for life. They work with the public/ community in many different ways. They continue their education. They go on to become successful human beings in today's society. I am honored to have been able to work along side these men for different events this past year. It has been wonderful to see the growth in each of them.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I became aware of Beacon House because of my nephew who credits Beacon House and its program with saving his life. I know his family had tried many other programs, but it wasn't until he entered Beacon that he was able to get the help he needed to deal effectively with his addictions. I recently spent time with my nephew and could not believe the changes in him. Because of the program and his hard work, he is an outstanding, caring individual and a complete joy to be around. I cannot say enough good about the work that goes on at Beacon House. My nephew and I had many discussions during our time together about the program and the impact it has had on his life. The more I learn about Beacon House, the more impressed I become. Beacon House is amazing!

6 Ann_58

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son began using weed when he was 14. As is typical of many drug users, he found that he could escape the pain of his core issues by getting high. He gradually tried many other drugs, mushrooms, inhalants, lsd, and heroin. My husband and I were frantic. We tried everything we could think of, including a lock-down rehab in another state. Nothing worked. Our family was falling apart, and the tension between my husband and me grew to the point where I doubted if our marriage could survive. Our son was in his late twenties and living on the streets when he found Beacon House. He has been clean and sober for over four years. He has a full-time job, he is well on his way to getting his associate's degree, and he is financially independent. But most importantly, through applying all he has learned at Beacon House, he is addressing those very issues that drove him to drug use in the first place. He works the program. He gives back daily to the residents of Beacon House. He has a bright future. He is a joy to be around. In all honesty, if he had not found Beacon House when he did, I believe he would either be in prison or dead by now. Beacon House - the people who helped him - and the 12 steps saved my son's life. We invite Beacon House residents into our home whenever it is appropriate to do so, and we have seen many fine young men benefiting in a similar manner. I cannot say enough good things about Beacon House!

Previous Stories
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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our son was deeply addicted to heroin. His addiction was destroying his life and seriously harming members of our family. We were all hurting. We finally had to tell our son that we would have no more contact with him unless he wanted us to drive him to rehab. A counselor in a homeless shelter told our son that he needed to go to Beacon House. He did, and he has now been clean and sober for over three years. He is enrolled in school and gets straight As. His conduct around family members is impeccable. He takes complete credit for his actions and is scrupulous in working the steps. I credit God and the outstanding staff at Beacon House for his turnaround. I am convinced that if our son had not entered Beacon House when he did, he would now be in prison or dead. He now has such a bright future. Every time we interact with Beacon House staff and residents, we are treated with respect and warm acceptance. I cannot say enough good about Beacon House! I always recommend it when counseling families in our church who struggle with addiction.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Beacon House saved my brother's life. He's been an addict since junior high and has been through various programs and rehabs. But Beacon House was the only place that helped him face his core issues to really change his thinking and give him the tools he needs to stay in recovery for the rest of his life. I will forever be grateful to the people at Beacon House for giving me back my brother.