Homewords, the Beacon blog

12/12/2017 - 3:53pm
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...
11/27/2017 - 4:01pm
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...
11/21/2017 - 10:20am
All people have a home. That is the theme for this year's Report to Donors. Looking over the past year, there were a number of achievements including offering stability to Omir, Kadijah, and Keith and Lisa and their children. With your support,  young adults settled into new homes and help...
11/16/2017 - 2:05pm
By Dennis Sanders Here are some housing links for your perusal for November 2017. 1. Anne Mavity was head of New Projects at Beacon until August when she accepted the Executive Director position at the Minnesota Housing Partnership, filling the shoes of longtime MHP head Chip Hallbach. ...
11/02/2017 - 4:20pm
By Kadijah Parris There are many ways to measure the quality of someone’s life; by number of years, successes, or failures. For me,  it comes down to one simple word. Regret. Was it all worth going through? Was there anything you would do differently? As the child of a single...
10/30/2017 - 11:28am
By Danae Gilbert You can’t know what courage is if you don’t take risks.             Being able to share my voice gives me a newfound courage. Before defeating my own homelessness, standing on stage or watching myself tell my...
10/27/2017 - 3:50pm
At Beacon, our vision is simple: All people have a home.  No exceptions. All people have a home regardless of race, disability, sexual orientation, and religion. We live in a society that now believes that discrimination in housing is wrong. When I was a child, this wasn’t true...
10/19/2017 - 11:08am
I love the annual Ending Homelessness Together fundraising luncheon because it reminds me that little things add up. Looking out at the crowd gathered for the event, you can't help but see the truth of this. Each person in the room is invited by someone. There is a conversation. Maybe it...
10/16/2017 - 2:01pm
I love to welcome friends, family, and acquaintances to Ending Homelessness Together (EHT) because of the opportunity to share Beacon's story with caring people. Many attend EHT because they support Beacon's mission to end homelessness, but so much more brings them to the table.  They...
10/02/2017 - 1:51pm
Prior Crossing recently marked the one-year anniversary of its opening. The young adults who now call Prior Crossing home are finding stability that makes it possible to work, learn, make plans, and pursue their goals.    Kadijah Parris moved into Prior Crossing in January 2017. Before...

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