I came to Bethany House when I was almost three
months pregnant. I had nowhere to go, and I was really scared
of being homeless, or having a miscarriage. My family had turned
away from me and I had no father, and my mother had passed away.
I was at the hospital one night and I just couldn’t take
the fear anymore. Thankfully, the hospital referred me to Bethany
House. I was so scared the house would be a shelter-warehouse,
with rows of hard beds. When I came for my interview, I was shocked.
Bethany House is so fancy and nice. I could eat when I needed
to, and I had my very own bedroom. It was like a family to me.
Beth has been more of a mom to me than anyone in my life. It’s
amazing someone would be so nice to me, and do more for me than
my ‘blood’ family.
I learned a lot about God. He really can help
if you talk to him and he makes things better. I stopped
being so depressed and I began to get on my feet.
I got a job, found a church to go to, and met
new friends. I
learned not to spend so much time criticizing others, instead I learned to
focus on my own issues and problems. I developed a get up and
go attitude. I started to want things way too fast, though, and
shortly after getting my job, I decided it was time to move out.
I did. Big mistake!
Bethany House came to help
me even after I moved. They provided all my furniture, and took me on errands.
Carol took me to the hospital when I was in trouble and Beth continued to
advise me. I ended up losing my apartment, and I realized I needed
more help. Bethany House helped me get into a new, long-term
Today, my son, Gabriel, is six weeks old and
he is so big and cute. I am back in high school and continuing
to grow and change. Beth and Carol came to visit me at my new program.
I am amazed they care so much. I just want to say thank you to
Bethany House for being the family I never had and helping
me to get settled in another great program, where I can continue
Partnering with other agencies to ensure
client success is something Bethany House desires to do. We
are continuing to form relationships with other programs that
can help women be all they can be with God’s love.
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