The Beacon House Association of San Pedro is a state-certified, residential substance abuse recovery program for men with a sincere desire to achieve long-lasting abstinence from drugs and alcohol. As residents of the Beacon House, the men are provided with food, shelter, counseling, peer group support, educational opportunities and job training through our social enterprise programs. This allows the men to develop the life and job skills they need to build a foundation in recovery and a bright future when they return to their family, home and community.
With the support of our donors and the local community, we have helped thousands of men regain their place as responsible, productive members of society through treatment, workforce development programs and educational opportunities. Our staff members are empathetic individuals who work together to maintain a sense of camaraderie and provide valuable supportive services so necessary for the recovery of alcoholics/addicts. Diverse in culture, education and life experiences, this further enhances the quality of services rendered, creating bright futures for the men who walk through our doors.
The Beacon House Association of San Pedro was founded in 1970 by Father Art Bartlett, a local minister, and Michael Dowling, an alcoholic merchant seaman. Incorporated in 1974, the Beacon House began with a single two-story building and 18 residents. Over the past 50 years, our facilities have grown to six residential facilities with the capacity for 110 residents, as well as a kitchen/dining facility and a training, education and meeting facility.