• 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 »

Building our collective power so all people have a home.
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Beacon Congregation Convening: celebrate, inspire, act
Thank you, Angel Donors
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Supportive housing helps single mom make ends meet

Beacon Stories

I’ve been a member at a local gym for a couple of years now. It would be generous to say I’m approaching any definition of ‘athletic’ in any capacity, but I do enjoy getting in to work out a couple of times a week. And, like so many other gym ‘regulars’ (again,...
Three years ago, a third grader at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie volunteered along with her parents during a Families Moving Forward hosting week.  This resulted in conversation at her home about people experiencing homelessness. Anna was moved to do something more to help. She came...