Founded in 1985 by representatives of local churches who received many personal appeals for emergency financial assistance, The Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry, or BEAM, was created to provide help in a coordinated way and to prevent duplication of services. Today the community support for BEAM has extended well beyond the faith community to include individuals, businesses, local organizations, and local foundations.
We envision a future in which no Beaches resident goes hungry or is haunted by the fear of eviction. We are a community-based organization serving low income residents living in Jacksonville’s beach communities and serve residents of the following zip codes; 32233,32266, 32250, 32082, 32224, and 32227 and rely heavily on community support to assist our neighbors in times of need. We also collaborate with many other service providers to ensure that clients receive coordinated guidance toward self-reliance.