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Another Exciting Update from another Bethany House Client!
"Beth!!! I have been accepted into Utah Valley University Physician Assistant Program, which starts in January. We are moving to Utah to finish my last goal of becoming a primary care provider. This is it! A dream come true. Thank you for all your support in times of need (I'm not just talking about monetary needs, but also emotional, a true friendship.) I feel that you helped me at such a pivotal point in my life, a fork in the road that has lead down a path to greatness. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I love you." - Mrea


Courtney's Story
It was my senior year of high school when I became pregnant. Like most teenagers I was rebellious, angry and insecure. I was also in an extremely abusive relationship, and believed I deserved every derogatory and physical mistreatment I got. Drug charges soon put my then boyfriend in jail for a year and I was left to face one of the hardest decisions of my life. My decision led me to the Bethany House Program and I truly believe it saved my life.... 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!


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!


Bethany House Girl Forever
I (Carrie Ann) am and always have been Bethany House girl. That definition has stuck with me as God's plans unfolded through the years. When my Grandparents showed me an article about Bethany House 25 years ago, I was hesitant to say the least. I was 19, rebellious, and expecting my daughter. Beth Rhinehart met with me, and she accepted me into the program, and then over the years into her heart. My daughter was born October 20, 1994, healthy and perfect. Bethany House introduced me to a local church, parenting skills, and I finished high school. My life was back on track, and I had accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I eventually came to work and volunteer for Bethany house. I found my husband and we were married in 1996, expecting our son a year later. Life for me and my family was expanding and overflowing. When my husband lost his job... 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
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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!

Sponsor Family for Life
Thirty years ago Bethany House introduced us to a disheveled, pregnant, 17-year-old "throw away" child, Jo. Shortly after she finished her program with Bethany House and started college, she gave birth to a beautiful daughter, and we became one of Bethany House's first Sponsor Families
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