Since its opening in October 2017, Bethany House has welcomed more than 65 women and 13 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 and ‘aged out’ of the children’s detention centers. A few came 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 helped to attend local colleges, one of whom will graduate this year.
We are preparing for our 5th anniversary celebration. We hope you will join us and support our mission to continue offering a welcoming home and support services to young women seeking asylum.