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Find Help Here

The Beacon offers many services to help individuals who are experiencing homelessness.

We also partner with other organizations and resources that align with our mission.

If you are newly homeless, we encourage you to start by dialing 211, a free helpline operated by United Way of Greater Houston 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in many languages.

In Person


Breakfast and hot lunches served Thursday - Monday. 

Breakfast: 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Serving 200 people per meal.

Resource Center

Sign up for mailbox privileges and check for incoming mail.

Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 

8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Phone & Device Charging is also available Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Computer Lab is available Monday, Thursday and Friday by appointment only.

Civil Legal Aid

To apply for legal services in person, visit the Day Center on Fridays and ask to sign-up for services.

Intake from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

More information can be found here.


Full-service laundry facility open Thursday - Monday.

Intake begins at 7 a.m. 

First come, first served basis.

Information Desk

Education, engagement and connection to the wide range of services available at The Beacon.  Referrals to community resources and assistance with applying for public benefits.

Monday, Thursday, and Friday, from

8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Referrals to Brigid's Hope

Once referrals from partner agencies are received, intake interviews are conducted by the program director and staff. 

More information can be found here.


Five private shower cabins open Thursday - Monday. 

Intake begins at 7 a.m. 

First come, first served basis.

Coordinated Access Housing Assessment

Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Housing Assessments are available to qualifying individuals.

Sign-up starts at 7 a.m.

First come, first served basis.

Monday through Friday:

Status checks are available for individuals who have been assessed. 

Sign-up starts at 7 a.m.

First come, first served basis.

Services provided by The Beacon at the John S. Dunn Outreach Center

Entry for all services is through the Day Center, located on Caroline Street.

1212 Prairie Street
Houston, Texas 77002


On-line services and resources from The Beacon
and partner agencies.

Self-help Tool to Search for and Clear Records

Street Guide

Street Guide

Help Card


Directions to The Beacon

Project Access Bus


The Project Access Bus stops at multiple homeless service agencies throughout Houston. For more information on stops and their schedule, please visit their website here:

Public Transit


  • Going North Metro Line 6 - stop at San Jacinto and Prairie. The stop is right is front of our facility.

  • Going South Metro Lines 11, 51, 52, and 137 - stop at Texas and Fannin. Walk east on Texas, make a left on San Jacinto, a right on Prairie, and you will have arrived at our facility.

  • Red Line Light Rail - stop at Preston. Walk east on Prairie until you reach our facility on Prairie and Caroline.

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