Since its opening in October 2017, Bethany House has welcomed 74 women wih 23 small children. They come from 19 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South and Central America. The average length of stay has been 10 months. Most arrived in this country as unaccompanied children seeking asylum and ‘aged out’ of the children’s detention centers. More recently, some come to us directly from the border, from the MPP (“Remain in Mexico”) program, Afghanistan evacuation efforts or various border shelters. While here, the women take ESL, GED or high school classes. Several women at Bethany House have been able to attend local colleges, one of whom graduated this year.
In this season of Thanksgiving for the many gifts we receive, we offer you our 2022 Gratitude Report.