Beacon of Life is a nonprofit transitional center for women in the Sherman Hill neighborhood of Des Moines, IA.  We are also, in part, sustained by Found Treasures, a resale store we own and operate in West Des Moines.

Our Mission:
To create an environment that empowers women in crisis to achieve positive long term change.

Our Vision:
Our place in the world is not only to offer safety and shelter, but to offer support, resources, hope, and healing to empower the women we serve and to ultimately strengthen our community.

Our Leader:
"Many factors can derail a woman's life – violence, incest, sexual abuse, and financial ruin often serve as triggers of addiction, criminal activity, unhealthy relationships and the loss of friends, family, even a safe place to live.

At Beacon of Life, we provide a home with a structured and supportive environment to create 'space' for hope, healing, and building positive relationships. Our intention is that safety, services, and support ultimately lead to health, happiness, and a life full of positive expectations."

-Keshia Meissner
Executive Director