Our Services
Last updated on March 29, 2022. Please check as our services and hours are updated.

These services are available at the John S. Dunn Center located at

1212 Prairie Street

Houston, TX 77002

Housing Assessments

The Beacon is currently only doing housing assessments for its regular, returning weekly clients. If you are a regular client, you may receive an in-person housing assessment Monday through Friday. If you have already been assessed, status checks may be done Monday through Friday.

If you need help with rental assistance, a utilities bill, or food assistance, there are several NEW programs in our area that you may be eligible for! For more information, please visit HoustonHarrisHelp.org or call 2-1-1.

If you contact 2-1-1, please be sure to tell them the services you need and what part of town you're staying in so they can find the options closest to you.

Laundry, showers, and hot lunches

Open Thursday - Monday

Intake through the Day Center: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Serving up to 120 people a day with limited showers and laundry capacity.

Civil Legal Aid

In-person intake will be closed on April 1 and April 8.

In-person intake is available on Fridays from 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM at the Day Center.

Mail privileges and Walk-Up Case Management

Available Monday - Thursday

Sign ups start at 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM and is on a first come first serve basis.

The Beacon is no longer a site for Harris Health (Gold Card) Eligibility Services. If you are seeking assistance regarding a Gold Card, please reach out to Lord of the Streets at 713-526-0311.

Healthcare for the Homeless - The Cathedral Clinic at The Beacon

Open Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Open Friday - Saturday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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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.