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THE BEACON: Front Door to Ending Chronic Homelessness

We’ve been on the front line, providing Houston’s homeless with basic needs for more than 8 years! We’re calling on Houstonians to Be Part of the Solution to ending chronic homelessness during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 15-23.

Since May, we’ve served as the primary intake center for Houston’s Housing First initiative to place chronically homeless individuals in permanent supportive housing.

In coordination with partner organizations of The Way Home collaborative, our case workers use a sophisticated web-based Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), much like a travel-reservation website, to assess and match clients with supportive housing connected to social services.

To fulfill our front-door role in Mayor Annise Parker’s citywide challenge to end chronic homelessness by the end of 2015, we’ve more than doubled our operating hours and expanded beyond the essential services we are known for—meals, laundry and showers.

In the last six months, more than 546 clients have been assessed and 128 individuals have been placed in permanent supportive housing!

We invite both individuals and groups to consider giving their time or resources to further our mission.

Providing services that help restore

dignity, self-respect and hope

to Houston's poor and homeless.

THE BEACON is a comprehensive ministry providing services that restore dignity, self-respect, and hope to Houston’s underserved and homeless. Since opening our doors in 2007, we've grown from serving 80 clients per day to serving 600-800 clients daily. Our success is driven through our four core programs: The Beacon Day Center, Cathedral Clinic at The Beacon, Brigid's Hope at The Beacon, and Beacon Law. These four programs come together under one roof to provide meals, showers, laundry service, case management, medical and psychiatric care, pro bono legal services and pastoral care.
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