The Beacon House Association of San Pedro

aka Beacon House   |   San Pedro, CA   |  www.thebeaconhouse.org

Mission

The mission of the Beacon House Association of San Pedro is to help men recover from the diseases of alcoholism or addiction to other drugs. The Association provides food, shelter, counseling, and the time to build a foundation in recovery and to return to family, home and community.

Ruling year info

1974

Executive Director

Mr. Mitch Harmatz

Main address

PO Box 328

San Pedro, CA 90733 USA

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EIN

23-7376148

NTEE code info

Health Treatment Facilities (Primarily Outpatient) (E30)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Beacon House Association of San Pedro

Our programs include a residential treatment program that includes group and individual counseling; alcohol and drug awareness; 12 Step Meetings; Vocational and Educational assistance and training; Treatment and Recovery Planning; Transitional Housing Assistance; Parenting Classes; Anger Management; Sober Living Centers. We recently added a Smoking Cessation Program for our residents. Along with this we make available Acupuncture to help the men quit smoking. Our Family Counseling Program is available to the clients and their families to help them reunite and return home.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys
Substance abusers

The Beacon House Primary Treatment Program is the initial phase of our recovery experience.  The program consists of group and individual counseling; Parenting Classes; Relapse Prevention; Anger Management; Social and Recreational Activities as well as 12-Step Meetings and participation.  Beacon House is a Social Model Program based on the philosophy that one alcoholic can best help another.  From their very first day in the program the men are taught to help each other.  This continues throughout their stay in the program.  It has been very successful in helping what were once hopeless men gain confidence and hope for a life free of alcohol and drugs.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys
Substance abusers

After completion of the Primary Program the men are eligible and encouraged to enter our Sober Living Center to continue their recovery and attend one of the local schools to complete their education and/or learn a new trade prior to looking for work and returning home.  At admission 90% of the men report being homeless, unemployed, estranged from family and community, with untreated illness and pending legal issues.  Our program is designed to helped them take the necessary steps to get back in to the stream of life and succeed.  This takes time and lots of support.  Beacon House is designed to provide them the time, support and encouragement to succeed in life.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys
Substance abusers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients who achieve and maintain abstinence from alcohol and drugs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys

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The Beacon House Association of San Pedro

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage of men who completed program as of December 31. 2019

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goals are to prepare the men to establish and sustain sobriety, stable housing, employment, legal compliance, and healthy family and social connectedness, thus enhancing their overall quality of life. These are designed to teach adult responsibility, discipline, communication, teamwork, leadership, work ethics, honesty, humility, gratitude, character development, esteem building, and social connectedness. We intervene on dysfunctional and destructive attitudes and behaviors through individual and group counseling, peer to peer mentoring, accountability group, peer group, resident council meetings, 12 step recovery meetings, 12 step recovery literature group study, 12 step work, and classes in relapse prevention, anger management, parenting & reparenting techniques, and leadership skills. This peer driven, social model affords the best avenue for recovery as clients embark on a journey with other men to wellness, self awareness and self worth. Through the restoration of clarity and purpose at The Beacon House Association of San Pedro, these men will no longer be homeless, unemployed, abusive to themselves or others, nor involved in criminal activity. On the contrary, they become educated through college or trade school, become gainfully employed, establish healthy relations with family, and make positive contributions to the community. The program's objectives are to provide an array of services, treatments and activities that support, enable and sustain recovery.

The Beacon House Association of San Pedro knows that surrendering drugs and the ideas and behaviors that supported addiction leaves people frightened, empty and confused. Therefore peer mentoring for both character building and healing must work in tandem to transform dysfunctional thinking and behaviors into character strengths which allow the men to feel positively connected to themselves and others. The evidence of these changes is documented in counseling notes and is known to be the foundation of successful sobriety and healthy integration into the community. . The primary goal of The Beacon House Association of San Pedro's program is to allow each of the 160 men who enter each year, the chance to fully participate and experience recovery by learning from others with similar life experiences and eventually helping and teaching others in the peer driven modality. The Beacon House Association of San Pedro's peer to peer mentoring teaches, explains and models character strengths such as: honesty, open-mindedness, humility, altruism, integrity, discipline, accountability, responsibility, amends, gratitude, courage, compassion and caring. Peer mentoring in individual and group counseling settings facilitates the sharing and healing of past trauma, deficiencies and stress.

The Beacon House Association is an independent Recovery Community Organization (RCO) with a 501 c 3 non-profit status. We are comprised of and led primarily by people in addiction recovery. We provide recovery support services directly to our clients.
The following Evidence Based Practice statistics will be used to satisfy the program's objectives. Data is collected on a quarterly basis regarding The Beacon House Association of San Pedro's success rate. The collection of information from discharges rather than admissions supplies an outline of many different factors. Since the program completion depends upon actions and changes rather than time, valuable criteria for program improvement is gathered.
For example, the advantages of there being no time limit on the program, is a unique factor at The Beacon House. There is a positive correlation between length of time in the primary program and continued sobriety following graduation from the primary phase and length of sobriety following discharge. There is also a positive correlation between alumni who are actively involved in helping men in the primary phase and assisting phase 2 men in peer to peer mentoring and counseling.
At The Beacon House Association of San Pedro, we see that it generally requires 90 days to detoxify mentally, emotionally, physically, behaviorally and socially from addictive disease's negative effects before recovery and change can begin. Evidence from peer to peer counseling at The Beacon House certainly is a testament to this. The data collected over 6 years has proven that there is an overall increase in the number of graduates returning to The Beacon House Association of San Pedro to assist current residents with their personal recovery. The increase in the number of former residents who sustain long term recovery and their availability to be contacted for data collection is very valuable. The increase in successful alumni helping current residents increases the success of those residents. Peer to peer mentoring occurs between alumni and current residents, in all phases of residents helping each other, and between peer staff and interns helping residents. This creates a strong chain of recovery, benefitting everyone from the newest client to the most senior alumni.

Data collection and performance outcomes at The Beacon House Association of San Pedro are parallel to CSAT GPRA Client Outcome Measures for Discretionary Programs. Along with information recorded at admission, at six months and at discharge, bi-weekly progress notes are documented, client performance is discussed at daily counselor / staff meetings, and targeted specific topic of behavior change is the subject of bi-weekly group sessions.

PRIMARY PHASE:
Upon entrance into The Beacon House Association of San Pedro program, clients are interviewed and screened to ascertain level of care and individual needs. Clients that have a need of a lower level of care and supervision are introduced to our referral phone service where members of the peer to peer community will assist them in getting their personal treatment needs met.
After clients are admitted into our program, they are assessed and a master problem list is created from the assessment. The Beacon House Association of San Pedro's assessment includes a thorough physiopsycosocial questionnaire, substance abuse history, family history, physical and emotional health, mental health, legal issues, vocational and educational history, and recreational / leisure activity.
Clients are assisted in creating SMART goals to address problematic areas. Progress toward goals is addressed and documented bi-weekly by assigned counselor and quarterly by the treatment team.
In cases that crisis intervention is necessary, date of crisis, origin of crisis, and coping strategy to overcome / sidestep stated crisis will be documented.

PHASE II:
Clients who are participating in Phase II of our peer to peer model program are focusing on the maintenance of their primary goals, while pursuing vocational / educational goals and building healthy relationships with family. Documentation of progress is monitored from group and community service involvement, peer and accountability group participation and monthly / quarterly progress updates.



ALUMNI / INDEPENDENT LIVING
Many graduates choose to remain connected with The Beacon House Association of San Pedro's program by volunteering for community service events, mentoring primary phase residents and participating in weekly peer groups. Independent living alumni are often asking peers for help in developing new relationships with family, dating, parenthood, employment challenges, finances, and continual maintenance of primary goals.

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The Beacon House Association of San Pedro

Board of directors
as of 3/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Tim Owen


Board co-chair

Mr Brandon Bernstein

Wells Fargo

Term: 2018 - 2022

Timothy Owen

Brian Smith

John Franklin

Brandon Bernstein

Wells Fargo - VP Investments

Michael Schoettle

Kurt Antonius

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes