The Beacon Day Center provides essential services -- meals, showers, and laundry -- to homeless individuals who are active in their recovery. The Beacon Day Center also serves as the central intake point for all services in the John S. Dunn Outreach Center including the Cathedral Clinic, COMPASS, and other partners in The Way Home initiative. It is open from Thursdays to Mondays every week. As of April 2021, the Day Center serves approximately 120 individuals with inside services daily.
Brigid’s Hope at The Beacon offers transitional housing and supportive services in an effort to reduce the number of women returning to the criminal justice system. Through housing, volunteer mentoring, case management, life skill training and supportive services, Brigid's Hope clients receive the tools they need to become self-sufficient and secure a safe and productive future. The twelve-month intensive program for homeless, non–violent female offenders is unique in that it offers each client a mentor, independent living and minimal structure stressing the importance of self-reliance and responsibility.
Beacon Law provides high quality, courteous, and effective legal services to low-income individuals and communities. In collaboration with community partners, we work to identify and address the causes and effects of poverty and inequality.
Our priorities consist of five practice areas: access to safe and affordable housing, access to income and employment, access to healthcare, economic justice, and consumer rights. These priorities reflect Beacon Law’s strategic focus to remove barriers to escaping homelessness, support individuals and families, preserve homes, maintain economic stability, ensure stability and health, and to identify and address the needs of vulnerable populations.
The Way Home
The Way Home is a collaborative program that connects Houston organizations in a model to efficiently and effectively end homelessness in Houston, Harris County, and Fort Bend County. The Beacon hosts the central intake point of Coordinated Access which pools the resources of Houston's service providers in order to assess and navigate housing options for Houston's homeless population.