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Tis Not the Season for Bullying
The Holiday Season is traditionally a time of family, friends, love, joy, sharing and good tidings. We cele-brate this time of year with gifts and goodwill as many honor and cele-brate the birth of Christ Jesus.
Other religions participate in their own holiday tradi-tions. Regardless of our spiritual beliefs, this time of year often brings out the very best in people as they seek ways to bless others. Sadly, for many reasons, it can bring out the worse in others... Continue





Bethany House around town and the internet
The Bethany House Program is creating an expanded online presence, allowing new people to discover the program some of you have supported for three decades! We have made it easier than ever to give to our program, allowing us to serve women and children in comprehen-sive and creative ways. We've connected once again with Gresham's wonderful
Chamber of Commerce as we gear up to expand our services yet again, moving closer to an exciting, new service phase.

Now accepting donations with PayPal...

... and now accepting donations via text!



Beating the bullies
Kristy's daughter, Jaydalin is an 11 year old, born while her mom participated in our first service phase. She has been a recipient of bullying.

Bethany House and Beth Rhinehart have come along side this girl and her family to find creative ways to beat the bullies in a healthy manner... Continue



Here are three simple steps to help!

1) Visit Smile.Amazon.com

2) Follow prompting to choose Bethany House, Inc.
(Please note there are several Bethany House options, please select the one from Gresham Oregon!)

3) AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to your selected charitable organization.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions: call 503-667-8409.

Dear Friends,
If you plan to purchase gifts or anything from Amazon this Holiday Season, don't forget to place your order through AmazonSmile and select Bethany House to receive a small percentage from the cost of your purchase!


The Summer 2018 Reunion
This August, for the first time in a number of years, the Bethany House Program hosted a picnic reunion for the women, children , and their families. Former staff and volunteers were also in attendance. Our first ever client joined us with her now, adult son, his wife, and their toddler... this is what we mean by touching two lives generations and beyond! ... Continue


Not your typical story
Women we have served over the years attended our much anticipated picnic reunion this year with their families.

To see the personal growth and success in the lives of these women was the perfect end to the summer months. One woman, Rachael, attended with her husband and daughter. Her story isn't typical, not even close.

She credits Bethany House with helping not only with her pregnancy but with the grief that followed. You see, Rachael's 'Bethany House baby' was born prematurely... Continue


Contact us and learn more:
Bethany House
PO Box 3278
Gresham, OR 97030
Call 503.667.8409
Safe giving options

Three ways to participate and keep the smiles coming!


Jo-Jo, a past resident of the "big blue house" was the first woman also to utilize a sponsor family. She lived with Les and Cathy, after giving birth to Summer (pictured to left). Summer has recently graduated from college with a degree in Family Studies & Human Development/Education. She continues to spread God's love through her life, recently traveling to Africa on a mission trip... Continue






Did you know...
This past year we have assisted over 25 women and their children find safe and secure housing, navigate community resources, while providing intensive counseling services and support so desperately needed to make the life changes required for successful living and positive parenting. Your support allows us to continue reaching young women who might otherwise become just another statistic.

Please consider helping us securely online - monthly or as a onetime gift. Nonprofit No. 94-3030994


Our sponsor program
The cornerstone of the Bethany House Program is our sponsor families. Do you have extra space, an open heart, the desire to help a young mother and a child? Do you believe you can provide a positive, guiding influence in the life of a hurting woman? If so, you might find the role of sponsor family to be highly rewarding. Giving and loving others is a
commandment from Christ. We are to help, encourage, and lift others up, using our time, talents, and treasure to bring healing and hope. When we give we truly receive blessings beyond our wildest imaginings. We hope you will consider stepping out in faith and making an eternal difference. Thank you for your ongoing support and prayers. Review the information here. Contact us today!



The Future of Bethany House … Phase II will offer the following:

  • A comfortable, safe, and highly affordable living space/apartment (rent based on ability to pay/income level.)
  • Access to numerous support services and resources, including spiritual growth programs.
  • Ongoing parenting classes, instruction, and support, with combined life skills development.
  • Individual case management and goal setting.
  • Education planning, support while attending school, and access to computers for homework.
  • Career Development, employment related assistance, guidance, and support.
  • Access to specialized counseling services and groups as needed for personal growth and recovery.
  • Most importantly, clients will experience a loving, nurturing, Christian community of qualified and dedicated staff and volunteers.

united way donations accepted

United Way Giving
If your employer is a United Way contributor, you can designate your donation to go directly to Bethany House. Just ask your United way representative for a Donor Option card!

To make a one-time donation or to become a monthly partner using our secure online giving system, click here.

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PO Box 3278
Gresham, OR 97030

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