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2017 - a Season of Memories
In 1986 a vision gave birth to a dream—a dream in the mind of Beth Rhinehart to help pregnant women find shelter from life's storms while embracing their own significance and becoming strong women and mothers who contended for their children. Some scoffed at her dream, but thankfully others caught the vision and came alongside her to start what would eventually become known as Bethany House...
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This year we've been focused on Memories…history―the transitions of the Bethany House Program, the stories of past women whose children are now impacting the world for God, and we've highlighted the many ways Bethany House has stayed 'in touch' with the heartbeat of hurting women and children for nearly three decades...
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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


 
     
 
       

 

 

The Bethany House Program is mobile too!
Sometimes women may have a place to live with their children, but they are close to losing their safety net. Other times, they need guidance and support. Beth is frequently as you might say "in the field," providing support services and mentoring right there, at woman's point of need. This flexibility has proved invaluable to women like Niana, who has the following to say about her experience:

"When I first began the mentoring program I was excited to have a woman that I could glean from and have one on one conversation with again. I was new to the Gresham community, and I hadn't established a support system or relationships of trust. I literally knew no one here. I saw the Bethany House program as an opportunity for me to seek wise counsel, but also as a way to make a friend. I felt so far away from my previous support system, and although I could reach out by phone or email I really needed some quality time and face to face support. I can't get a hug through the phone. Starting over is hard, but it's even more difficult to do when you feel alone in an unfamiliar place. I felt like Ruth, devastated in a foreign land and in desperate need of a Naomi— woman that I could cleave to. I found that with Bethany House and Beth. Beth has become one of my favorite people, friends, and a mentor. I am so thankful for the love and care she has shown my family."


 
     
 
       

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,
Thank you so much for all of your support! Because of the hours you have volunteered, the prayers you have lifted, and the generous donations you have given, we are able to serve unsupported pregnant young women, infants and women with children. Transforming not only two lives at a time lives at a time but many more.

 
       
     
 
       
Contact us and learn more:
Bethany House
PO Box 3278
Gresham, OR 97030
bethanyhouse1@gmail.com
Call 503.667.8409
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Three ways to participate and keep the smiles coming!


 
     
 
       

 

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

To reach us by mail:
PO Box 3278
Gresham, OR 97030

By Email:
bethanyhouse1@gmail.com

       
     
       
   

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!

 

One of our first girls... she thought she may not amount to anything. Today she is married to a great guy, has a great job and has a great family!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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