Support our Mission

The Beacon is providing a more effective way for women to recover from trauma, substance use, and mental illness. You can be a part of this movement in Iowa: healthier individuals, happier families, and better communities – for all of us.


Investing in change.

When you support The Beacon, you are agreeing that the women we serve are not criminal; rather, due to trauma and systemic inequities, they are carrying a load too heavy for a human to hold. You are agreeing that these women have a better chance at success through support rather than punishment and that the next generation will benefit because of it.


Cost per day per person
at The Beacon


Cost per day per person
in Iowa prison


Make a donation.

Your recurring or one-time contribution to The Beacon will enable us to facilitate healing for women, their families, and our community by funding supportive staff and welcoming facilities.

More ways to support our mission:

Endowment Fund

We have aligned our financial investments with our mission by partnering with the Community Foundation & Wealth Consulting Group to ensure that our endowment fund is invested in companies that prioritize equity and social responsibility. Your contribution to our endowment fund ensures a consistent stream of support for operational expenses and the long-term sustainability of our organization.


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In-Kind Donation

Care Packages for New Clients:

  • shampoo/conditioner (include products for ethnic hair)
  • toothbrush/toothpaste
  • loofah/body wash
  • razor

Donation Drive Ideas:

*Clothing or household items can be donated to Dress for Success or St. Vincent de Paul as our clients receive free items from both organizations.

Event Sponsor

By sponsoring our annual fundraiser, Cake Gala, you can invest in our community, receive free tickets and other perks, AND gain exposure for your business with an audience that will appreciate your generosity.



Contact Us

Interested in having someone from The Beacon come and speak to your group or organization? Email Melissa Vine.

503% average increase in income from the time a client enters The Beacon until she moves out.



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Cake Gala

The Beacon’s Cake Gala honors the graduates, educates the community, and supports the operations of The Beacon.


Join the Board

Help steer us toward a sustainable future in an advisory role on the Board of Directors. If interested, review our process and complete our Volunteer application.


Meet Our Board

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Get Involved

Leverage your own talents and skills to support our mission by volunteering at The Beacon.

Recent Corporate Donors

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Show your support & donate today!