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Beacon House Association of San Pedro

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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

112 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I would like to applaud and salute the men and youth who volunteered their time to provide community service in and around San Pedro. One morning I woke up and saw 5 bright yellow Beacon House shirts working hard on cleaning the shrub, weeds and trash at the end of our culde sac street. When I approached them to find out who they were I was surprised to learn about what the Beacon House was and the type of services they provide. They all seem very happy and committed to leave our street as clean as possible. They stayed over 5 hours to do a FANTASTIC job! May I say that day's temperature was close to 90 degrees!! What a tremendous privilege, honor and opportunity to meet these fine men and learn about the Beacon House! I want to thank and wish the organization continued success and hope the men seeking guidance and support through the BH find it rewarding to know their services are meaningful and appreciated! My 5 year old son got his first taste of what community service is all about! Thank you!
- Gardena resident

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My grandson walked in there a lost & in denial child. The program at Beacon house, all those that work there, mentor there and support the young men SAVED HIS LIFE. They work on the physical, emotional , mental & spiritual growth of the addict. I will for forever be in their gratitude. He is now a loving, caring, responsible young man.

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!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Beacon House saved my sons life. This is rehab like no other! No one is turned away because of finances and it is a long term commitment that I believe is necessary for anyone struggling with addiction. The staff is unbelievable! I'm so grateful for the Beacon House!!!

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.

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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!

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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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I will start with three things I am eternally grateful for and in order, God, the VA Hospital in Long Beach and the Beacon House. I came to the house back in the day when there were only eighteen men in the primary program. Mary P. was the ED, and Luis L. was PD. If it were not for the aforementioned list of three eternally things I am grateful for, I would have not celebrated twenty years of sobriety this past August. As the Beacon House taught me in my early recovery, I could not have achieved the life I have today. The importance of becoming honest with my self, learning to be open-minded, willing to go to any lengths and being of service to others were instilled into me and have been the keys to a happier and more productive life. Although I do not live in the area anymore and have not in years, the Beacon House will always have a special place in my heart.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have been affiliated with Beacon House for a couple of years and I am forever grateful for all they do. They are an amazing organization that very successfully help men finding their way in life, finding their purpose and learning to live the way they were intended to live, as happy, responsible and loving men. Thanks, to Beacon House we now have our son back in our lives and I honestly don't believe that could have happened without the people at Beacon House. I am thankful to them every day and we continue to give them all the help we can so they can continue the awesome job they do. Thank you all at Beacon House for all you do!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been associated with the men of Beacon House for several years. The organization is the best of it's kind. The men are wonderful, appreciative, kind and a wonderful asset to the City of San Pedro and surrounding communities. Just being around the House and listening to to their stories lifts my spirits and makes me want to strive to be a better person. I have attended graduations, their Bistro's and Community breakfasts and I have to say you won't find a better group of dedicated individuals who are giving back to everyone they touch. I belong to an organization called "The Wonder Women". Our prime purpose is to raise funds for Scholarships for the men. We are bursting with pride every time they tell us how well they are doing in school and how much they appreciate our donations. I can honestly say that I LOVE BEACON HOUSE. Marilyn Bennett

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Beacon House is a wonderful organization that has made a huge impact on so many lives. I've been honored to participate in several fund raising events and I've seen first hand how positive an experience the Beacon House is to the men in the program and the people who help outside the program. The Beacon House truly wants to help their men and the men truly want to be helped. I think that's why the Beacon House is so successful!

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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 !

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beacon House is a God send. It gave us our family back. And, provided us an opportunity to give of ourselves to help the Beacon House. You can feel the spirit of God's work any time you are at the Beacon House. I am honored and deeply humbled to be a part of this great recovery home for men.

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Donor

Rating: 5

When I attended my first fund raiser for The Beacon House I was very impressed with several things. First, the men of Beacon House actively participated in the success of the fundraiser. They provided artwork for sale and prepared and served our dinner, which was delicious. We were given the opportunity to meet and interact with the men our funds were serving. Second, I was impressed by the fact that the men are expected to serve their surrounding community by performing voluteer acts themselves. This provides them with a sense of accomplishment and self-worth. Finally, it was made very clear that they are provided with occupational training and/or schooling giving them an exit plan. I used to participate in another program but it did not have any type of follow up or transition program for the participants rejoining society. This is not the case with The Beacon House - the men receive full and complete support in their transition. It is a wonderful and blessed program.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 4

It is an amazing organization! I look forward to buying my Christmas wreath every year from Beacon House. :)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I don't think I can express how much the beacon house has helped change my life. I came to the beacon house in 2011 and my life has not been the same since. They provided a safe environment for me to do the work necessary to build a solid foundation in recovery. These are people who clearly love what they do and have dedicated their lives to helping others. I really cant say enough about this organization and it has inspired me to spend my life helping others in need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to the Beacon House over two years ago, 25 years old with no hope. The men of the Beacon House took me in and showed me care and compassion. Today I have 110 brothers and I am no longer hopeless. The Beacon House has shown me how to think of others and be helpful wherever I go. I am building a relationship with my family who wanted nothing to do with me, I am also enrolled in college. Thank you Beacon house for being my family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Nowhere have I found a place like the Beacon House. They introduce me to a new life and I am so grateful for everything they have done for me. My old life was a wreck, a total disaster to myself and everyone I came into contact with. Today, my life is filled with the joy of helping and serving others. Whether it is my fellow sufferer or the community as a whole, my entire outlook on life itself has done a complete 180. Thank You.