We Care

for everyone


Founded in 1978, Beacon Specialized Living has worked to fill a void—providing high-quality, gentle, compassionate, evidence-based care to people who are vulnerable and otherwise underserved by their healthcare system.

We are committed to supporting the individuals we serve in any way we can.

  • Person-Centered Planning & Care
  • Community Living Services
  • Clinical Services
  • Child Foster Care
  • Child Foster Care Crisis Services
  • Child Respite Services
  • Housing Access Coordination
How We Care

Our Values

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

Act honestly, speak the truth and deliver on promises.

Be compassionate, caring and gentle in all that we do.

Encourage and invest in new ideas that elevate equality and community.

Encourage a variety of thoughts that reflect the diversity in our markets, customers, and workforce.

Consistently deliver high quality services that have a positive impact on our communities, our state and our country.

Letter from
OUR ceo


On any given day, millions of people living with intellectual or developmental disabilities or mental illness can be found wandering the streets, living in shelters, or serving time in jails or prisons. Many have unattended chronic conditions and display challenging behaviors that further compound adverse effects on their health, wellbeing and society-at-large.

Traditional health plan networks and systems of care are not sufficiently serving these people and their complex needs. They need new models of care and specialized services that address their basic needs of safe housing, healthy food, affordable transportation and “connectedness” with peers, caregivers and communities. They need better coordination and integration of physical and mental health services.

Founded in 1978, Beacon Specialized Living has delivered compassionate care and exceptional value to individuals with severe mental illness, developmental disabilities, autism, chronic diseases and substance use disorders. We offer a variety of well-appointed residential home options that provide comprehensive and supportive services matched to the needs of each individual we serve.

In 2019, we began a partnership with Owakihi, a company founded in 1974 and filling similar needs in Minnesota. Together, we’ve expanded our missions of providing high quality and individualized person-centered support to people of all ages with disabilities and mental health needs across both states.

We continue to embrace best practices and evidence-based care and develop innovative approaches to better integrate services that address the “whole person” including their physical, mental, emotional and social needs. We are committed to helping every individual reach their highest level of independence possible, and to do this, we are investing in more infrastructure, systems and people.

By providing safe and supportive homes and in-home care, and by engaging with people on terms they establish and willingly embrace, we are achieving astounding results, improving behaviors, medication compliance, daily function and independent living skills. All of this translates into enormous economic value for the communities we serve, lowering the total costs of care including frequent hospitalizations, impaired productivity and excessive public safety, social services, and justice system costs.

Beacon is filling a huge void in today’s healthcare system, and I am proud of our entire staff for the outstanding work they do. Every day we are working hard to be the leading and preferred provider of choice by the individuals we serve, their families, community agencies, and payors throughout the state.

— Darren W. Hodgdon

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