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

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  • 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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By Deb Carlson  |  As the new board chair of Beacon, I am overwhelmed by the differences we make every day in the lives of our neighbors here in Minnesota. Lee Mauk recently wrote about the incredible accomplishments he has seen in his 10 years on Beacon’s board, and I am convinced...
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