• Beacon is an interfaith collaborative of congregations ending homelessness through housing, shelter and advocacy.

    Our Congregations »

  • Our goal is to develop 1,000 homes by 2020 with your support. Since 2003 we have created or preserved almost 500 homes for about 800 people: families, youth and adults.

    See Our Housing »

  • Housing is a long-term goal but too many families need shelter tonight. Volunteers in our Families Moving Forward program shelter 12 families every night.

    Families Moving Forward »

  • Volunteer as a Beacon Citizen to influence legislation improving public policies and funding for housing and services to end homelessness.

    Become An Advocate »

  • There are many ways to help end homelessness. By offering opportunities that will work for any commitment level, Beacon makes it easy to make a difference.

    What It Takes »

Tell your legislator why "Home Is the Key" in 2017
Thank you, Ending Homelessness Together sponsors and speakers
Thank you, Angel Donors
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Workforce housing works for this family
Supportive housing helps single mom make ends meet

Beacon Stories

During this time of year,  our hearts and minds turn to thankfulness. We’re so thankful for family and friends, food and shelter; for Home.  Thankfulness then deepens to gratitude. Gratitude for our loved ones and for the ability to forgo worry about basic needs. Gratitude for...
Unfortunately, homelessness doesn’t take a holiday. People are without a home on Christmas just as they are on the other 364 days of the year.  Every year, several Beacon congregations choose to offer shelter to guests on and around the Christmas holiday.  This year the hosts...