• 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.

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  • 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 »

Families Moving Forward: Ending homelessness one family at a time
Offering stable housing and a second chance
Building our collective power so all people have a home.
Cranberry Ridge Moves Forward
Beacon Congregation Convening: celebrate, inspire, act
Thank you, Angel Donors

Beacon Stories

St. Patrick of Ireland has come to mean a lot of things to a lot of people. Most of these attributes emerge from tall-tales and Irish folklore – and American appropriation of Irish culture. But one piece – often overlooked – is very much true, and has a lot of wisdom to offer us...
For years, I’ve been a volunteer at Freshwater Community Church in Waconia when they would host Families Moving Forward. I LOVE to cook! My family and I would plan out a tasty menu and serve on the day we were scheduled. Over the years, when other churches did not have enough people to cook a...