Since its opening in October 2017, Bethany House has welcomed more than 60 women and 12 small children. They come from 17 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. They have ‘aged out’ of the children’s detention centers. Most take ESL, GED or high school classes. Several women at Bethany House have been helped to attend local colleges.
In this season of giving thanks, we are very grateful for all the friends and benefactors who make it possible for Bethany House to continue to welcome young women and offer them a safe place and support on their journey to independence.