BEACON HOUSE HISTORY
The Beacon House opened its doors in 1997 when a Louisville couple trying to help their son continue to progress on the path to recovery found few options for safe, sober residential programs in the area. As many people who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction and their loved ones know, the path to recovery often starts in a rehab center, but the real work begins once they leave and there is much to be done in the first year of sobriety. The first year of sobriety requires support on many levels for individuals to be successful in staying sober—housing, continuing substance use treatment, social, vocational and life skills. The founders realized that after-treatment care was the linchpin to not only maintaining sobriety but to becoming happy and productive members of the community. As a result of their efforts and the generous contributions of many supporters who believed in their vision, the couple raised $1 million and built the Beacon House in downtown Louisville. Since that time, the Beacon House has helped thousands in their quest for sobriety.
From the beginning, Beacon House was envisioned as more than a half-way house. The founders adopted a transitional living model and developed comprehensive life skills programming that prepares residents for a sober, independent life. Beacon House has grown its recovery management programming over the years to include an ongoing and intensive clinical treatment requirement for all of its residents. As Beacon House has increased its capacity to serve 50 men, it has added a case manager, life skills coach and round the clock resident managers and has brought expertise to recovery management with a master’s level social worker, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors and Licensed Peer Support Specialists. Although the Beacon House started through word of mouth, we now, we now partner with inpatient treatment facilities across Kentucky, the departments of corrections, and other chemical dependency professionals to provide seamless continuity of care for those needing longer-term recovery care.
Beacon House alumni graduate our program and give back to the community, enjoy better health, develop careers, and return to their families. This is the legacy of our visionary founders whose efforts in 1996 started the momentum that continues to this day.
OUR MISSION & VISION
Mission – provide a positive, safe, and accountable environment for men to overcome alcohol and drug addiction and learn to live a productive life.
Vision – using an atmosphere of compassion, respect, caring, contact and support for the residents, and by using accountability, encouragement, mentoring, coaching and training, help them build a self-directed and solid foundation of long-term recovery and life skills, so that they can become happy and productive people in and out of the Beacon House.
Values – Compassion, Respect, and Care