• 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 »

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Thank you, Angel Donors
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Supportive housing helps single mom make ends meet
In our program volunteers open up their congregation buildings — and their hearts -- to people they have never met. They act from their best values and instincts, but as with any human communication, some things get lost in translation. Here, Mary Higgins, co-chair of the Families Moving...
by Chris Dettling  |  The typical affordable housing deal often requires more than 10 different sources of financing. It’s complicated, to say the least. Each source has its priorities and requirements, which occasionally conflict. (In other words, successfully financing a project...