This year, Beacon House will celebrate its 10th anniversary at its present location in Marquette, Michigan.
The original Beacon House, located on College Avenue, opened in 1990 after the Marquette General Hospital Auxiliary recognized a need for those radiation and oncology patients who lived too far away to commute for their treatments in Marquette. Soon after, the Hospitality House opened its doors to accommodate the family members of Marquette General Health System patients.
Beacon House was incorporated as an independent charitable organization in September 2001 as the need for hospitality services grew, and in 2002 the organization purchased its current location.
Beacon House operates on a donation basis and guests are expected to contribute at a level that is affordable for them.