What is Phase II? Simply
said: Phase II is the continuation of Bethany House’s
original program (Phase I). The idea for a second phase to our
time-tested program has been a future vision for some time now.
However, the past two years have demonstrated how necessary this
extended portion to our program has become.
Currently, a woman resides at Bethany House
for approximately three months following the birth of her child.
Unfortunately, the personal issues for a majority of our residents
have increased in recent years. Now, with the methamphetamine
epidemic at an all-time high, violence increasing against women
and children, lack of education, and few job skills, our residents
are struggling to move forward as easily as in years past.
Sadly, for many young women, their initial time at Bethany
House is focused on learning to live drug free and how to stay
away from destructive relationships. It is difficult to focus
on furthering one’s education
and developing lasting job skills when you’re just learning
the most basic living skills such as eating healthy foods, getting
proper rest, attending all your prenatal medical appointments,
and learning how to be a part of a healthy family when all you’ve
known is abuse, addiction, and dysfunction.
Although we continue to have a successful
aftercare program, we believe that an additional time of extended
care would be an invaluable resource for a majority of our
residents. This extra time, up to an additional two years,
in our second phase, will allow women to become more grounded
in their faith, recovery, and as a new parent. This longer
time frame will also allow for vocational training programs,
more college courses, and/or managing employment, childcare,
finances, and life in general while surrounded by ongoing love,
support, training, and accountability that living in Bethany
House’s second phase will provide.
Some of the goals of Phase II
- To provide affordable, safe, and
secure housing for mother and baby
- To continue teaching parenting skills, effective
decision making processes, communication skills, more advanced
life skills, and much more
- To provide ongoing mentoring, case
management, and support as these women continue to rebuild
- To assist each mother in becoming active, healthy,
- To continue helping each young lady as she
develops her emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being
provide financial management and training (creating and maintaining
- To help increase improved employment and educational
- To guide her as she faces the daily challenges
that arise as a new mother embracing new responsibilities
Residents will be required to complete an approved plan of action
before their acceptance into the second phase is finalized. Although
Bethany House staff will be on site twenty-four hours a day,
she will have her own apartment, which allows for additional
independence and personal bonding with her child.
Bethany House’s Phase II will be a
community environment that still promotes family- style living.
We believe this extended program will be the just-right stepping
stone ensuring the best steps to success for these women and
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