Beacon Specialized Living Overview

  • Kalamazoo, MI
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1964
  • Company - Private
  • Health Care Services & Hospitals
  • $5 to $25 million (USD)

Beacon Specialized Living offers behavioral healthcare through numerous adult foster care (AFC), assisted living and short-term care facilities throughout Michigan. The overall program goals for Beacon Specialized Living Services are to provide the opportunity for each consumer ...
Mission: Since 1964, Beacon Specialized Living has cared for individuals with disabilities and mental health needs. Our mission is to provide high-quality, gentle, compassionate, evidence-based care to help the people we serve reach their goals and live rich lives.

Company Updates

December 6, 2022
Kenny Ratzlaff was a man who dedicated his life to the betterment of his community. First and foremost, he was a man of God and a family man. He married the love of his life and spent 54 years with her, raising their children, and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Ratzlaff was founder and president of Beacon Specialized Living Services from 1998 until he passed away in 2021, advocating for individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs. Kenny had a deep compassion for people and wanted to make a positive difference to those he served. Driven by the desire to love Jesus and wanting others to experience Jesus’s powerful love in their own lives, he tirelessly worked to advocate for the best life possible for people – especially those with mental health difficulties. His legacy continues to last through his friends, family, his community, and especially at Beacon Specialized Living. Learn more on our blog!
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October 17, 2022
Our employees deserve to get paid every day. Beacon Specialized Living has partnered with DailyPay so every employee can get their pay any time before payday. It's free to create an account and your available pay will increase each time you work.
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"Caring, High Quality Company"

Oct 30, 2022 - Administrative
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Provide compassionate care to the most vulnerable.


Can be difficult work but rewarding!
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Applied online67%
Employee Referral33%

  1. Direct Care Worker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangor, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Beacon Specialized Living (Bangor, MI) in Jun 2018


    Fairly quick, they make sure you understand that you will be working with individual's of various backgrounds. Sometimes this means you can be bit, kicked, hit on the job. They also let you know that there is continuous education throughout employment so you understand the ever-changing policies.

    Have you ever worked in an AFC home type facility?

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Beacon Specialized Living Awards & Accolades

  • The Joint Commission AccreditationThe Joint Commission2021
  • Bronze Certificate - Veteran-Friendly Employer from the Michigan Veteran Affairs AgencyMichigan Veterans Affairs Agency2021

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  • Career Advancement Program

    Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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Employees rate Beacon Specialized Living 2.9 out of 5 stars based on 46 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

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