A Beacon Of Hope is an affordable living program for adults suffering from homelessness due to difficult circumstances.

Welcome to Beacon of Hope

About Us

At A Beacon Of Hope, we are driven by a profound belief in every individual's inherent dignity and potential. We are a compassionate company dedicated to providing housing, education, and comprehensive resources to those experiencing homelessness. Our mission is to empower individuals, families, and communities by creating a supportive environment that fosters growth, stability, and self-sufficiency.
We understand that a complex web of challenges and barriers often accompanies homelessness. To address these needs, we provide comprehensive resources and support services. Our dedicated team of professionals works closely with residents to develop personalized plans that address their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This includes access to education, Job Training, healthcare, consoling, addiction recovery support, and case management services. We believe in treating the whole person, fostering resilience, and empowering individuals to overcome obstacles and thrive.

A Beacon Of Hope is more than just a company. We are a community of compassionate individuals passionate about social justice and creating a world where homelessness is no longer a reality. Through our unwavering commitment, innovative programs, and collaborative approach, we transform lives, restore hope, and build stronger, more resilient communities.
Join us on this journey of compassion and empowerment. Together, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness, fostering a society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and achieve their full potential.
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Services We Offer

We offer assistance with- Health Insurance, Veteran services, 
Benefits and Entitlement.
Affordable Housing
We provide transitional housing and housing for the homeless,we are in partnership with Operation New Hope, GEO,Bridges International and other homeless service providers.
These workshops are offered in partnership with A Beacon of Hope, Valencia College, and PNC Bank.
Counseling and Therapy
Our professional service includes mental health, cognitive behavior, substance abuse, etc.
Self Development
Our skilled team provides mentoring, a fatherhood program, and personal development.
Other services
We offer assistance with health insurance, veteran services, benefits, and entitlement.

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Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of individuals facing challenges due to incarceration or homelessness? If so, we invite you to join the inspiring journey of A Beacon of Hope as a dedicated volunteer.
Embrace the Power of Giving Back
Diverse Volunteer Opportunities
Training and Support
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23 May, 2022
New York

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23 May, 2022
New York

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23 May, 2022
New York

Play for the world with us

23 May, 2022

Play for the world with us

23 May, 2022

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Meet our Team

Shawn Burgess

Shawn is a dynamic and visionary CEO who is forward-thinking and dedicated to providing housing and comprehensive resources to individuals and families, with a deep-rooted passion for social impact and a drive to create positive change.

Drawing upon his extensive real estate and strategic business management background, Shawn founded the company with a clear mission: to address the pressing need for affordable housing while empowering individuals to thrive. His innovative approach combines sustainable housing solutions with a range of supportive resources, setting a new standard for social responsibility.

Recognizing that housing alone is not enough, Shawn has developed a comprehensive ecosystem of resources and services to meet the diverse needs of residents. By fostering collaboration with community organizations, educational institutions, and healthcare providers, he ensures that residents have access to education, job training, healthcare, and other vital services that foster their well-being and long-term success.

Dewayne Hinds

Dewayne is an extraordinary individual whose life journey has led him from homelessness to a transformative role as the Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of a beacon of hope, dedicated to providing housing and vital resources to those in need. His inspiring story is a testament to resilience, determination, and the power of second chances.

Having experienced firsthand the challenges of homelessness, Dewayne’s journey became a catalyst for his unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. With an unyielding spirit and a strong desire to break the cycle of poverty, he embarked on a path of self-improvement and advocacy, determined to create a better future for himself and those facing similar circumstances.

His primary goal is to address the pressing issue of homelessness by finding resources and housing for those in need. Homelessness is a complex and multifaceted problem that requires a comprehensive and compassionate approach. By leveraging his position and working in collaboration with various organizations, he aims to positively impact the lives of homeless individuals and our communities.

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  • Time won't permit me to talk about the external blessings this remarkable organization gives. Unfortunately, this is not my first traditional housing experience; moreover, it is because A Beacon Of Hope is teaching me to transform my life towards excellence; it is breathtaking to know somebody cares about your well-being. I thank god from the depths of my heart for allowing me to be a part of this amazing program. They deposit so much into me that I refuse to divert from my vision and dreams; I no longer can say nobody cares.

    D. Dallas
  • A Beacon of Hope has a fantastic program from the beginning to end, not that it ended for me, but the fact that while taking classes, it has taught me responsibility and respect for those who have shown me the right way to live. It has given me an excellent outlook on life and the meaning behind growing up and improving it. I’ve learned to appreciate life and all that comes with it, whether good or bad. I’ve learned that prison is not where I ever want to be and that I can be productive in society. I have learned to appreciate the people who want better for me, although they just met me. It has allowed me to better myself mentally and physically and provided me with abundant care and acknowledgment of myself.
  • I had the opportunity of coming to Beacon of Hope in December of ’22. Having gone through another transitional house filled with bad experiences, Ms. Rose, Shawn, and Dewayne welcomed me with open arms. They offered me a great opportunity and a better understanding to help others create a peaceful, positive, and comfortable atmosphere for people leaving the criminal justice system to better acclimate to society with full-time work, structure, and all the tools necessary to succeed. The field managers have been constantly available to help with direction and consistent resources. Living and working with BOH has provided me with all the opportunities to save money and keep my full-time job with the peace of mind of coming back to a good home every night from work. They are overwhelmingly supportive of everyone's growth. 
    A. Kalmus
  • Thank you to everyone in this program! You saved my life, and there will always be a place in my heart for the people and the atmosphere that gave me such a wonderful opportunity to change my life and live with purpose.
    C. Pinellas
    It is so heartwarming to know there is someone who cares about others who are down and out and lost in this world. A Beacon of Hope was there for my son when he reached out for help. They provided him with shelter and got him into drug rehabilitation when he so desperately needed it. They are indeed angels. Thank you!
    S. Mcgauley
A Beacon Of Hope is a program that provides affordable housing for adults returning to society after incarceration and those suffering from homelessness, who may face challenges finding housing due to a criminal record or lack of resources.
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