The Beacon of Life is a 34-bed home in Sherman Hill of Des Moines, Iowa that provides community, healing, and growth for women who have faced trauma, abuse, substance use, incarceration, and homelessness. While at the Beacon, clients work through a trauma-informed, equity-centered, evidence-based program that addresses mental health, substance use, relationships, financial literacy, education, career development, and experiencing community.


In 2020, almost 70% of women who came through our doors moved into permanent housing after their stay, compared to only 20% who find permanent housing after being released from prison. The average client increased her income by 503% during her stay. The Beacon of Life is truly making a difference in our community.


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