The Beacon

Award / $50,000

Priority / Social Determinants of Health / Health Equity

Location / Des Moines, IA  Adair, Adams, Clarke, Dallas, Decatur, Guthrie, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Marion, Polk, Ringgold, Taylor, Union, Warren, and Wayne Counties of Focus

The Beacon’s Jail Diversion Program helps women arrested for non-violent offenses avoid spending up to six months in jail waiting for their hearing, often losing their jobs, support networks and relationships with their children. They will instead move into and enroll in programming at The Beacon.