About Us

Our Mission

Care Coordination Is
What We Do

For over 50 years, Beacon Specialized Living has provided coordinated care for individuals with disabilities and mental health needs. Our mission is to provide high-quality, gentle, compassionate, evidence-based care to help the people we serve reach their goals and live rich lives.

What Goes Into Our Compassionate Care?

We believe that everyone — regardless of their abilities — deserves to be a full member of their community.

What We Do

Learn More About Our Services

Embracing best practices and evidence-based methods, we are committed to providing respectful, compassionate care tailored to each individual’s needs and not their diagnosis, and helping every individual reach their highest level of independence.

Services We Offer

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We offer our services across 5 states with multiple homes and living arrangements available to fit your needs.  Explore our homes and what services are available near you!

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Measuring Success

Our Person Centered
Approach to Care

Embracing best practices and evidence-based methods, we are committed to providing respectful, compassionate care tailored to each individual’s needs and not their diagnosis, and helping every individual reach their highest level of independence.

What Person Centered Means to Us

We meet or exceed the current standards set by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for person-centered planning and care.

Gentle Teaching

We provide a culture of care with consistency and structure in a compassionate manner, ensuring individuals feel valued and cared for.

Trauma Informed Care

We create and facilitate positive, supportive environments to help individuals feel physically comfortable and safe.

Freedom of Choice

We support freedom of choice for daily living experiences such as meals, visitors, and sleep schedules.

Ensured Access to Care

We coordinate and integrate needed mental and physical health services, medication compliance, administration, and monitoring.

Community Integration

We foster community engagement to build a sense of connectedness in the lives of the people we serve.

Comfort and Safety

Our approach to care promotes an environment and culture of safety and healing.

Emotional Support

We listen to the individuals we support and tailor our work to what’s important to and for them.

Skill Development

Everything we teach and do is in an effort to help individuals live as independently as possible.

Improving Behaviors

We get to the root of challenging behaviors and work with individuals to make positive changes.

Involving Family

We recognize the importance of family and friends in the lives of those we serve and work to include and support families at every level.

We Help Adolescents and Adults with Disabilities Live Their Best Lives

Our residential programs provide individuals with disabilities and mental health needs the personal care, protection, and community living supports they need to reach their goals and live rich lives.

We employ over 1,400 people, including more than 25 master-prepared nurses or physician leaders.

We are one of only a handful of providers to be Joint Commission Behavioral Health Accredited – the gold standard for patient safety and quality of care. Every day, we collaborate closely with over 60 Community Health Agencies and their professional staffs to ensure that exceptional and compassionate care is delivered respectfully, consistently, and safely.

Read Our Resident Stories

92% Decrease in Emergency Room Visits

Among 120 residents (random sample), there were 257 emergency visits in the 180 days prior to living with Beacon and 20 emergency visits in the 150 days after coming to Beacon.

Independent evaluation performed by Next-Step Solutions, Darrin Hanna, PhD, 2/1/2019

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Within 30 Days ...

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of residents with significant psychiatric symptoms demonstrate improvement.*

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of residents with significant psychiatric symptoms demonstrate improvement.*

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of the residents demonstrate successful socialization skills on a daily basis.*

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of residents with aggressive behaviors demonstrate no aggressive behaviors.*

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of residents with medication compliance problems demonstrate 90% improvement.*

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of residents in need of community reintegration participated in community activities.*

Within 60 Days ...

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of residents demonstrated successful coping skills.*

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of residents demonstrated successful coping skills.*

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of residents with persistent anger management problems demonstrated no outbursts.**

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of residents in need of community reintegration participated in community activities.**

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of residents with persistent anger management problems rarely demonstrated outbursts.**

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of residents having significant physical health management problems demonstrated successful management.**

Within 120 Days ...

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of residents with hygiene problems demonstrated good personal hygiene and grooming.Ω

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of residents with hygiene problems demonstrated good personal hygiene and grooming.Ω

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of residents demonstrated that they achieved their personal goals.**

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of residents demonstrated that they achieved their personal goals.*

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of residents in need of community reintegration participated in community activities.*

* 80% of the time or more.   ** 60% of the time.   Ω 75% of the time or more.

Beacon Mental Health Services Change Lives

A Letter From Our CEO

Since 1964, Beacon Specialized Living has delivered compassionate care to individuals with developmental disabilities, autism, mental illness and/or severe chronic conditions. Beacon creates new models of care that encompass safe housing, healthy food and affordable transportation, and we prioritize “connectedness” with peers, caregivers, and local communities. These needs are essential to achieving meaningful improvements in function, independence and well-being. Through community-based coordinators with local expertise, we support individuals in person, gaining their trust and developing personalized goals to address their physical, mental health and social needs.

We achieve sustainable outcomes by embracing or developing best practices for our specialized services. We apply evidence-based care via a network of therapists, clinicians and nurses, effectively supporting the “whole person” and helping them reach their highest level of independence possible. We invest significantly more in people and infrastructure than any other provider, and demonstrate that our community-based services are far more humane and effective in achieving sustainable improvements in behaviors, health outcomes and quality of life.

Our success is made possible by a village of stakeholders aligned around common goals. I’m thankful for our entire team of staff, community partners and guardians. Every day, we work hard to be the preferred provider of the individuals we serve, their families, community agencies and payors throughout our service area. As we’re winning new contracts and expanding our line of specialized services and capabilities, we’re quickly becoming one of the largest, leading national providers of behavioral health services. I’m proud that Beacon is a good community partner, and that our team deeply cares for so many individuals who were previously misunderstood and avoided.

In good health,

Photo of Darren Hodgdon, CEO

Darren W. Hodgdon
CEO

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