At the Beacon House, we are committed to building and developing relationships with our community. We offer a variety of opportunities for community members to support us, meet our men and get involved.

This page highlights some of the ways we connect with the community. Note that most of these events are on hold due to the pandemic.

BHX Thrift Store Exterior

Beacon House Thrift Shop

The Beacon House Thrift Shop is one of our social enterprise programs. The Beacon House men work at the thrift shop to practice the life and job skills they need to build a successful future, while proceeds from second-hand donation sales benefit the recovery program that gives these men a second chance at life. Learn more at!

Our Bistros

Our Bistros are held the last Friday of the month (currently on hold due to COVID-19). The community is invited to join us, meet the men and enjoy exquisite dishes prepared by the Beacon House’s resident chefs – men who are graduates or currently enrolled in Culinary Arts School.

Community Breakfast

The Community Breakfast provides an opportunity for community members to join us for a lovely breakfast prepared by our chefs in culinary school! Enjoy your freshly-prepared breakfast while speaking to some of our men. All cooks, waiters and servers are also residents of the Beacon House. Community Breakfasts are typically held on Sundays, but they are currently on hold due to COVID-19.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving & Christmas Dinner

On Thanksgiving and Christmas, volunteers from the community join the Beacon House men to put together wonderful meals open to anyone in the community. The events also include entertainment and plenty of community spirit, plus kids enjoy a visit from Santa Claus and gifts on Christmas Day!